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Everytime I play games, especially emulators like nebula, I checked the windows task manager in performance. And I realized that the procesor is working at 100 % almost all the time. Will this harm my machine ?
 

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ever hear of seti. and no overclocking a processor will not kill it. it will take away about 1-2 years of a processors life. processors are made to last about 20 years. i doubt you'll have the same pc in 20 years.
 

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Thoes sound like estimated and/or myth like "facts." It might be true that processors are designed to last a certain amount of time, but that's not a fixed amount of time. Factors such as over clocking, location, ambient tempature, etc. will all determine how long the processor will end up lasting.
 

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Yeah, overclocking's great. I figure I'll be upgrading computer parts or getting a new comp every 4 years or so, so why not make the best of your hardware while you still have it? My previous sytems (Pentium, Celeron) were both overclocked and my videocard is also overclocked. My current CPU doesn't seem to o/c well though so I just left it alone. I'm not sure about overclocking Athlons though, they have some very serious heat issues(Tom's Hardware readers should know what I'm talking about).
 
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