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Lifespan of the processor

L_K
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Hi guys,

I'm looking to by a laptop for university (HP ENVY x360 15-ed1769) and the only thing I'm a little worried about is the processor (Intel® Core™ i51135G7 4.2GHz).

The notebook is going to be used for note taking, essays and presentations, programming on a smaller scale and media consumption.

So the question is how long will the processor last and have an acceptable speed? I'm planning on useing it for at least 5-6 years.

 

Thank you in advance

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AlHill
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If you purchase a boxed processor, the warranty is 3 years.  However, when you purchase a laptop, the warranty provided by the laptop manufacture is typically ONE YEAR.

How long will a processor last?  I have processors that are 20 years old and still breathing. 

Provided you replace the thermal paste when it dries out, and keep the heatsink/fans clean, and provide proper ventilation, the speed should never change.

 

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AlHill
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If you purchase a boxed processor, the warranty is 3 years.  However, when you purchase a laptop, the warranty provided by the laptop manufacture is typically ONE YEAR.

How long will a processor last?  I have processors that are 20 years old and still breathing. 

Provided you replace the thermal paste when it dries out, and keep the heatsink/fans clean, and provide proper ventilation, the speed should never change.

 

L_K
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Thanks a lot.

1. How do you know the thermal paste dried out?

2. When I take care of the processor it should be able to handle everything I want do do in 5 years, right!?

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

AlHill
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Well, you do not know.  But, after 5 years or so, it would probably be good just to change it. 

As a general rule of thumb, yes.  But, many things can happen, and many things can change in five years.  There are no absolutes here.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

 

L_K
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Thank you for all the help, I really appreciate it.

Cheers

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