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Is the performance of a CPU affected as it ages? [closed]

This is a hypothetical question about how a CPU operates. If I purchase two identical CPUs, and use one long term (say one year), will it be identical in speed to the unused CPU? Will the number of ...
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Can keeping my CPU speed at “high performance/turbo” all the time decrease its lifespan?

Can keeping my CPU speed at “high performance/turbo” all the time decrease its lifespan? And if so, what would be its expected route of failure if it does happen?
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Too much processing able to kill Macbook Pro?

Is running a Macbook Pro through a lot of program processing stressing the lifetime of the computer? I am creating lots of videos and then converting them to MPEG-4 format. I know that video ...