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Topic Title: Reliability and lifetime issues
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Created On: 07/10/2008 01:38 AM
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Do you know that increasing the core voltage and over clocking will decrease the reliability and lifetime of your processor due to electromigration. Electromigration occurs when current densities are too high in the aluminium interconnections on the chip. On Wikipedia you can find more information on this subject.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromigration

Edited: 07/10/2008 at 01:53 AM by Bluetooth
 07/10/2008 11:42 AM
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Sure, but for most people that are overclocking and increasing the vcore, they get a new rig every 12 months or less...


I've been running my Winchester 3500+ for over two years now, all stock, and no problems.


Just depends on what you plan on doing with your PC.

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