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Subject: Re: Enerloop batteries overpriced?
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:45:20 -0500
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Molon<> wrote:

> > What can happen is build up of dust causes over heating, so the CPU 
> > automatically slows its clock and runs slower.  Some articles also cite 
> > thermal paste degradation over time.  Both can be rectified easily.
> > 
> > Oscillators also "drift" over time.  You would notice this as much as 
> > observers would note the effects of Special Relativity of cars driving 
> > on the Autobahn at higher speeds.
> I'm not an expert. What I understood from that discussion is that the 
> constant heat over time impacts the silicon of the processor. There are 
> pretty tiny structures in the nanometer range which degrade over time, 
> thereby impacting the functionality of the processor.

not significantly that it would cause problems on a widespread basis. 

20-30 year old computers are still in use.

i have a 40+ year old calculator and it still gives the correct answers.

> This is from an Intel guy who analyses processor defects, so should be 
> knowledgeable.

perhaps so, but you're misinterpreting what he is saying.