I'm asking about the safety of overclocking my processor. Looking at some reviews they show that you can get quite a bit of performance increase from overclocking the phenom II 720 processor, regarding fps in games. I am familiar with overclocking and have it running at 3.2ghz. I have a good cooling system in my case and a reasonable CPU cooler; my idle temps are 34 degrees. Load temps don't go over 50 degrees, since cooling isn't really a big deal I'd like to ask if it's possible to keep my processor overclocked permanently. I have tested my processor at 3.3ghz with voltage increase and it works and i am also sure that i can get it to work at 3.4ghz with the right voltage increase. I ask also that does voltage increase even though cpu temps are not high damage the cpu if you keep it overclocked permanently? I know that it reduces the life expectancy of the processor, but by how much and isn't this directly linked with cpu temperature? I'm thinking as long as cpu temperatures are down then components inside the processor will not get damaged, but then a larger amount of voltage going through the processor must be causing some sort of harm, regardless of temperature? I have a reasonable motherboard actually and if i can keep my cpu overclocked with voltage increase i'd like to run it permanently at 3.4ghz and no more. It's an ASUS m4A785D-M PRO with "2oz copper" whatever that is meant to mean but it looks rather quite durable. Also to mention that i have put a manual pci slot cpu fan controller at the back of my computer case, i can easily control the fan speed of the cpu cooler, and the fan is rather quiet actually. It can go all the way up to 2900rpm, so it seems possible that i am able to obtain a reasonable overclock with good temperatures.