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I remember my PC from 2001 it had: 400 MHz P2, 32MB RAM, 8MB graphics card, CD-RW and a massive 8 GB HDD It also had Windows 98SE. It had the internet on it and everything I miss the dial up sound I don't miss the dial up speed though, that was horrible. Took 50 years to download a 10 KB picture.
    
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Too bad i cant overclock my fridge!
Wouldnt it just turn into a freezer then?
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post #13 of 49
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Wouldnt it just turn into a freezer then?
Nah it will turn it into an oven overclocking makes CPUs hot so overclocking a fridge would turn it into an oven
    
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post #14 of 49
Hhmm, parts themselves can and do last just as long, however the user base nowadays wants to maximize performance for various reasons. Hence needing/wanting new hardware.

It's not because the hardware doesn't last as long as far as functioning.
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Yes, High Speed Internet is a godsend. For sure. Dial Up was extremely slow (obviously) and now I can multitask better!
post #16 of 49
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Are you sure they last just as long? Because I have another computer I bought 5 years later and it's already starting to show signs similar to that of my oldest computer only 4 years later compared to like 8 years later.
post #17 of 49
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Amazing how much computers have changed, huh?

And I don't overclock too much to save money! haha
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post #18 of 49
I've got a 5 year old laptop, and it's still going strong! Although, I must admit it sure isn't coping as well anymore.
post #19 of 49
yeah, an 8 gig hard drive was humongus(sp?) back then. i was using a 2 gig hdd back then and running kazaa lite. i had netzero as my internet. ah the memories.
post #20 of 49
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Are you sure they last just as long? Because I have another computer I bought 5 years later and it's already starting to show signs similar to that of my oldest computer only 4 years later compared to like 8 years later.
Computer parts are getting more powerful in a compounding way. In other words that are getting multiple times faster and so the rate at which speed is increasing is increasing. So your stuff will seem slower faster.
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