my CPU temp was around 100 degree for 3 hours, will it have affected lifespan?

  cpunk 17:35 08 May 2015

I just built a new PC, like an idiot I forgot to plug in the cpu fan. I booted it up installed windows and installed a game tried to play it and got 20fps ish.. I checked with diagnostics and turned out my CPU was overheating causing a bottlenecked down to 11% efficient. I looked in my PC, connected my CPU fan and now all seems okay. I ram getting much better FPS even on max settings on newer games with temp between 40-60. Will the few hours my cpu was at 100 have shortened the finate cpu lifespan dracticly or would it have to have been long periods of time such as months etc... to have any noticable difference in lifespan?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:06 08 May 2015

If it overheats badly it will shutdown to protect itself.

Nothing you can do about it now so do't worry about it - you'll probably want to upgrade before the cpu dies. - I'm still using cpu's with thousands of hours on them ZX80As built into locomotives and used all day everyday since 1989. :0)

  Ian in Northampton 11:28 09 May 2015

Fruit Bat /\0/\: locomotives? Railway modeller?

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