How old is your Computer?

Brisbane, Australia
June 28, 2007 6:26pm CST
I ahve four year old computer, and I am wondering how old other's people computers are. I mean do you just upgrade the thing, or do you just go out and buy a new one?
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17 responses
• Poland
14 Aug 09
I have bought new laptop 1 year ago. Earlier I've used desktop that was about 5 years old but I had to change it due to lack of place in my home. I'm not going to change the present computer unless it's completly necessary cause I need it only for my internet activity (not for games etc) so I can't upgrade it so often!
@balasri (26553)
• India
13 Aug 09
Just two years old.It is a good one and I am very exited about it.
@slavezero (835)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
i have a PC that is 9 years old (still working and in good condition)... i upgrade my PC first i only buy new pc when it's necessary to buy a new one but when i buy a new PC i just store my old PC inside my command center (my room) and still use it from time to time for maintenance purposes and preservation
• United States
7 Jul 07
i'm really not sure how old my computer is but lets put it this way, it has a 333 mhz processor in it. so it's ancient by today's standards. the only reason i had to go back to using an ancient computer like that is because my 500 mhz machine went out on me and i couldn't afford a brand new computer. :(
• United States
2 Jul 07
I think my desktop is about four years old. My laptop is less than a year old. My fiance also has a laptop that is less than a year old, and hopefully today we will be receiving our "new to us" computer, which is a gift from his dad, and is probably just over a year old. I really don't know what we're going to do with four computers! When my computer gets old, I usually buy a new one. In the case of my laptop, it was because my old laptop stopped working. With my desktops, they are usually on their last legs before I get a new one.
2 Jul 07
My current computer is nearly a year old and I hope it does five years, it's so much faster than my old one. My last one lasted eight years but I spent so much on upgrades, I could have bought two or three new computers with the money. I think it's cheaper just to buy a new one every three to four years.
@jzerbini (97)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Mine is about 6 months old, My previous one was about 4 years. I gave my old one away to a family member and it was an upgrade for them.
• India
2 Jul 07
well i use a pc for 6 years and i had only once the problem of motherboard i changed it but my pc was bit slow so i got a new one but that pc is still very much in running condition
• United States
1 Jul 07
My computer is six years old; I also have a 300GB external harddrive for extra space (since my computer's internal HD only has 40GB). It's a Gateway, and it's still running quite well (thus, worth the high price).
@ebenjie (440)
• Philippines
29 Jun 07
mine is 5 years old computer. upgraded, from celeron c to d then pentium4.same slot, same board.
@maybey (366)
• Philippines
29 Jun 07
I have two computer at home one is 4 year old athlon type then the new one is 1 1/2 years pentium 4 dual core..I usually I upgrade it only... to make cheaper to buy a new one..
• Philippines
29 Jun 07
Before I used to upgrade my computer to cut on cost. My oldest computer lasted for five years. Now I dont upgrade, I just buy new ones because of the fast pacing of computer parts. Just a few months and it's already limited or worst your whole set is completely obsolete.
@patgalca (14601)
• Orangeville, Ontario
29 Jun 07
I just purchased a new one a couple of months ago. The one I had before was about five years old and it was terrible. It was slow, it kept freezing, I rebooted several times a day. I hated it. I wanted to upgrade from Windows 98 to XP and it was suggested to buy a new computer rather than an upgrade because it was cheaper. I got everything new except the monitor - I'm still using the old one.
@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
29 Jun 07
My computer is nearly 5 years old and till now it hasn't given me any problem yet.I have a samsung cpu with a samtron monitor.I mostly use my computer 8 to 12 hours continuously in one day but till now it hasn't shown signs of giving any fault.I use my computer mainly for internet,listening to songs and playing computer games on my pc.
@Corezz (1017)
• Netherlands Antilles
28 Jun 07
My computer has some years of experience :P. I've worked at it day by day, only him pore thing know what he suffer. I went to the "doctor" one time because his internet conection didn't work propely, and nither now doesn't work ggod, but I am very satisfied about it.
@Coolgeth (1215)
• India
28 Jun 07
Hi magicalangel!! Mine is 5 yrs of old...I had replaced the hard disk with 80 GB and added a 128 Mb RAM..Thats it that too because my hard disk got somany bad sectors so it was in a situation to replace..I hope i will keep this one till two more yrs..Thanks
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
28 Jun 07
I have a seven year old computer and I have a new hard disk in it and I have added other things but now I want to buy a new computer, preferably a barebone and use the new hard disk from this machine. So basically I want to buy an new case, motherboard etc. and use the newer parts of this computer that I have now to reduce cost.