Originally Posted by RobsTV
Overclocking capabilities will not shorten the life, but will do the opposite, by extending the life of the unit.
Sure, now all is rosy with speed. Don't overclock.
In a few years, it will start showing age, and have a hard time keeping up. Overclock it then, and new life for the old beast.
These components are manufactured to such high standards so that they will last for 10 years and longer.. No consumer computer component will ever be used for 10 years. Yes overclocking will reduce the life by 2 or 3 years but who here plans to be playing games on a 6800 in 7 years time?