Does overclocking degrade components if the temperature isn't high?

Jul 5, 2018
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Hey guys. I bought a new gaming laptop recently and I was very happy with the thermals. A bit too happy (gpu gtx 1070 never increased above 65-75 c and i'm in an extremely hot country up to 50 c highs) . So i tried overclocking it and got a respectable 180 increase with a max of 76 in all stress tests.

I just wanted to ask if overclocking decreases life span if the temperature is good (70-76) since I won't be able to replace this laptop in a LONG time.

Cheers.
 
Two things can lower life expectancy of electronic devices, temperature and power consumed (not talking only voltage). Keeping all within reasonable limits will ensure long life. Degradation is rarely seen in solid state components and is very gradual. Some old style (electrolytic) capacitors do loose some of their function with time though and are most vulnerable. Luckily they are not used to great extent in quality components nowadays.
 

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