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post #21 of 49
My PC stuff has always lasted long. I've only had a few things die on me, but it was from very old age. The youngest death was a CRT recently which was literally on for like 11 years 24/7.

Stuff lasts if you maintain it and don't abuse it for the most part. There is the occasional faulty component, but it's not too common in my experience.
post #22 of 49
I built my dad's last two PC's.

Athlon 64 3000+ Clawhammer DTR
2GB Kingston DDR-400
Geforce 6600 AGP
ASUS K8N-E
160GB Seagate

Still have all the parts 100% working. Going to OC that DTR someday.

He had that PC since... 04? It was still running smooth when I built his new one. He wanted to play FSX.

AMD Phenom II 965BE
4GB DDR2-1066
Radeon 5770
ECS 780G
500GB HDD (250GBx2 RAID 0)

If he wants, I'm sure he could keep running for 15 years. People just want everything to be so fast these days. A lot of software is moving faster than the hardware. Case in Point: Oblivion, Crysis, Metro 2033, BF3, etc etc
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That's an important point to make-maintain the parts!
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My first computer was amd k6 333mhz with 128mb of ram and a 3gb hard drive that i upgraded to a 30gb that was huge bck then and i just played command & conquer and age of empires was running up till last year till i cleaned up alot of crap to go to college lol
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Wouldnt it just turn into a freezer then?
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Nah it will turn it into an oven overclocking makes CPUs hot so overclocking a fridge would turn it into an oven
Maybe it would become a power guzzling fridge? Overclock to improve performance, making it colder, but the extra overclocking adds heat, making it warmer. Same temp, more energy.

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If he wants, I'm sure he could keep running for 15 years. People just want everything to be so fast these days. A lot of software is moving faster than the hardware. Case in Point: Oblivion, Crysis, Metro 2033, BF3, etc etc
It also seems a lot of software isn't taking advantage of the new hardware. Goes both ways I suppose.
    
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Can it run Crysis?
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Yeah...try a SPARC
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post #29 of 49
Crap, I remember my computer from 15yrs ago... had a 10meg drive, ran dos, and had to load kings quest from like 7 5&1/4" floppies.... those were the days! Then I upgraded to a 50 meg drive and 3.5 1.44m disks and windows 3.11.. but my biggest DAYUM, was when I got my first maxtor quantum drive had a whopping 1gig capacity.... thought I would never fill it.... now, spit I must have 5tb's of data stored across 3 pc's and a laptop with a 1tb external, and need MORE space. crap!
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The only "remaining" part of an old computer I have is from a 4GB HDD, but I use the platter as a coaster now

OT: I still have parts from P3s and P2s. I remember when they still worked. All of them fell victim to dust, overheating, or PSU failures, ironically.
 
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