will putting my processor performance on 'high' wear it out?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by bryantm3, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. bryantm3 macrumors regular

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    i have an iMac G5, not a front row one. so will it wear out quicker if i do that?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Processors don't wear out.
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Well, technically, they do, and the heat could theoretically damage things, but... the only real "damage" is higher electrical bills and the fan coming on more often.

    Go for it.
     
  4. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, the conventional wisdom with the iMac G5s is to put it on High.
     
  5. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Just imagine the damage you cause by putting your brain on High.

    (It's funny because it works on more than one level).
     
  6. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    That's why I'm glad mine is always set at "energy saver"

    Mmmm.. Senior year = almost no studying.. :)
     
  7. Macabron macrumors member

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    You know how sometimes you switch to reduced when you know it's not needed (computational power) and then you forget to put it back in high?

    Then when you try to do something processor intensive it seems kind of slow(the computer)? I think most of us do that to often with our brain.

    Maybe that's what a brain fart really is?

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    When I run my PowerBook 1.33 on highest processor speed the whole machine gets quite hot, i'm more worried about the other devices in the machine being killed.
     

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