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Generally speaking if I overclock an duo core processor by say 10-20% and control temps within mfg acceptable range for stock - will this effect the life expectancy of the processor?  Is the life determined by the heat generated and lower the temp overall = longer life?
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The life is determined bu the heat generated but even Intel has recently stated that it is okay to run them a little warm.  (http://www.synapsense.com/go/index.cfm/about-us/press-media/crank-up-the-datacenter-heat-with-care/)

One note, intel CPU's typically have an onboard heat sensor.  Once they begin to overheat, they lower the clock rate.  Therefore you may be trying to overclock and the heat generated causes the chip to underclock in turn defeating your purpose.  
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