If a cpu was ovrclocked but not noticebly damaged, could or would the life of the cpu be shortened if from that point on, it
were not overclocked again?

Can't understand your language. Overclocking the CPU may affect the life, but you can avoid it by proper cooling.

I hope this article may help you:


what he is saying he overclocked, nothing happened, but he wants to know if the cpu can be used after that point on with out causing more damage.

if you didnt increase the voltage and itdidnt over heat too much then you should be ok

Yes, I agree with you revolution.

One other thing, overclocking can void your manufacturer's warranty. It's your gamble.

One other thing, overclocking can void your manufacturer's warranty. It's your gamble.

Yes, but a gamble worth it if:

>you are an extreme power user
>your warranty has expired.

I'd overclock anyways. I love squeezing the juice outta my system...

Here's what I was referring to and it comes from Intel: http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/cs-001614.htm

ProcessorsCan Intel(R) Processors Be Overclocked?[img]http://www.intel.com/sites/templates/pix/circuit388.gif[/img]


  • Processor failure
  • Speed up processor
  • Calculation errors
  • Change system bus
  • Change clock multiplier
  • Make processor faster
  • Overclock
  • Underclock

Intel® processors are validated and supported only when they are operated at their factory rated settings. Operating a processor faster than it was designed (overclocking) can cause permanent damage to the processor, and possibly other system components including the motherboard. Other negative results are possible including the inability to boot or calculation errors. Operating a processor outside of specification will likely shorten the life of the processor, and can also void any available processor warranty.

Although not supported, it is possible to operate a processor below its rated speed. Microprocessor operation is specified down to 1/2 the maximum rated frequency. This may be necessary for troubleshooting, or because of a motherboard limitations.

Relevant Information:
Intel® Itanium™ processors

This applies to: Intel® Celeron® M Processor
Intel® Celeron® Processor
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® II Processor
Intel® Pentium® II Xeon® Processor
Intel® Pentium® III Processor
Intel® Pentium® III Xeon® Processor
Intel® Pentium® M Processor
Intel® Xeon® Processor
Mobile Intel® Celeron® Processors
Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors - M
Mobile Intel® Pentium® II Processors
Mobile Intel® Pentium® III Processors

[img]http://www.intel.com/sites/templates/pix/circuit388.gif[/img]Solution ID: CS-001614 (4.0.1324068.1174563)
Date Created: 26-Dec-2002
Last Modified: 29-Jan-2004