What is the age of your computer...?

India
October 17, 2009 10:02am CST
Do you remember when you bought your computer...? I remember the day also. It was August 21st 2006 evening 5:30...! I never forget this day because I am very fond of computer...! From my childhood I love computer just because I can play lots and lots of games by sitting cooly...! Till now my computer runs fine and really happy for this. Many says that computer will be running good for only 2 years after that at least a service is needed. But my computer has a healthy life...! Do your computer have a healthy life...? Else you spent some money for the hospitalization...?
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22 responses
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
18 Oct 09
Mine is much older than yours, it's more than 6 years old and was bought in 2003. It was working all well for a few years before the UPS broke down. I had it repaired, the battery was defunct and it was replaced, but then again after an year or so it failed again - this time it was no changing the battery or anything, I scrapped it for a brand new UPS from APC. Now it seems my CRT monitor is also nearing its demise, the display is becoming tinted, although intermittently, yet it hasn't gotten on my nerves so much to have it replaced. But yeah, a LCD monitor is sure on the cards, maybe my first new year purchase or even before if need be.
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• India
18 Oct 09
Hey I think your battery is the enemy of your computers health...! Better buy an UPS which loves your computer then your current UPS...! lol
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• India
18 Oct 09
He yI forgot to aske you... As your points are 926 now... Are you abel to copy and past the words in the discussion area...?
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@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I think I got my computer around this time last year. I haven't had much luck with computers. This one is not very good. I'm already in search of a new computer. Vista is pretty bad. When I first got it I thought people were wrong about Vista. I slowly learned how slow and annoying its quirks really are.
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• India
18 Oct 09
Hey its better to use Xp with an antivirus... It helps you to run the computer for longer time without any problem.
• China
18 Oct 09
i bought my current PC in 2004. for now,i can still work on it with some non-line editor software. i think if u do not play the latest pc game on it ,there's no need to upgrade frequently...
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• India
18 Oct 09
You are right that we donr need to updrage the system if we dont play. But playing game is the major reason for everyone to hav a system...! So without upgrading our system we cant do a better job withit...! As an electronics engineer... I say that technology grows double in every 6 months...! And it has reached the nano technology currently...
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@GaryJoule (216)
• China
18 Oct 09
The life of computer depends on how does the owner run it. If the owner has limited computer knowledge, don't know how to against virus, don't know how to install/unstall software, access illegal website more often, etc, the computer will break down soon. you must be a good computer user. I bought my pc in 2005 and it has been run well till now.
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• India
18 Oct 09
Great...! Your computer is 4 yrs old now...! Your are really taking care of your computer and it has good health. Hope your computer dint see that hospital for medical checkup...! lol...!
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@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
17 Oct 09
I think my computer needs health insurances lol i'm bad with computers and prone to have viruses
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@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
17 Oct 09
I never bouhht a computer before... But i remember my first experience when the advanved device my mum taught me how to switch on and off the computer when i was about 9 :)
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• United States
17 Oct 09
I bought my current computer in August of 2004. I was going away to college, so that was my first big purchase. 5 years later and it is still running, but definitely showing it's age. I can play games on the internet fine, but I can't play the new Sims, or anything like that! I will say that I haven't spent a dime on computer repair... only because I have been able to fix the problems myself!
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@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
17 Oct 09
My computer is probably a bit older than 1 year but it was crappy when I bought it compared to the new laptops that are out right now.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
17 Oct 09
My computer is almost 2 years old. I bought it just before christmas as a family gift. I bought it really reasonable from my neighbor who is a computer expert. He built it for me and does any work that needs to be done. So far I have had very few problems with it...knock on wood. Also got high speed internet hooked up at the same time. What a difference between that and dial-up. Unfortunately, there is quite a difference in the cost as well.
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@anurag3786 (6275)
• India
27 Oct 09
My computer now have been 3 years old.. i bought my PC before three years..on 30 August 2006.. i never forget that date also.. because ever i saw a dream that one day i have also my computer.. so it is a important date for me..
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
our first computer with the MS-DOS operating system was bought sometime in 1992. then the second one was bought sometime in 1999. we just had to buy a second-hand monitor to replace the damaged monitor. it is still working until now. it is still very functional and useful for the children's assignments. we were gifted with a laptop by my sister in august 2008. that is what i am using for mylot...
@jozz70 (60)
• Indonesia
19 Oct 09
wow..old one :) but your computer's age is not much different with mine @_@ but I don't know exactly what date but it's in the middle year of 2006. And I always use my computer for gaming till now, only once I upgraded it for better VGA card. But recently I feel my computer process slower. But don't mind it because I just try last release Batman Arkham Asylum game, and still run smoothly but in medium resolution.
@Zenstrive (239)
• Indonesia
18 Oct 09
Well, I bought my laptop in 2006 too! It has been serving me well since then, either in office environment or in dusty petroleum field environment. I even have been left it turned on for days on and it still run well. It is a Toshiba laptop :)
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
Hi chandramoulee^^;; i had my desktop computer bought November 2000 and runs fine until now. it is not fast as my laptop but it is fine for microsoft office and other simple applications or games that don't require high graphics or memory. i am not using it now because i have my laptop which i just bought few months back but i am planning to give it to my 10year old sister for her to learn and practice. My parents bought that desktop for me at a costly price so i really took care of it and it was really helpful for me for research projects in college.
• China
18 Oct 09
The day i bought my computer is December 31st2005 evening i remember.That is the day before the new year`s day .I also remember how crowed in the computer store and how can i carry my new computer out of the store with my roommate and how long we wait for the taxi beside the road.It was raining and so cold ,when we got to the school we were all wet .But the first thing in the bedroom is open the computer and sing in the game which i played four years and still go on now.That I often want to buy a new computer but the old one is still work well and i have emotion with it now.
@shilley (157)
• India
18 Oct 09
I have a computer at home and we bought it in 2004,but i do not remember the month and date.Since it is my brother who wanted computer at that time so he insisted for one.i hardly showed any interest but now computer has become a part of my routine and i just love spending time with it.Any service to be done for our computer my brother does it himself as he has a pretty good knowledge about that,we have never given for service outside but we have changed the monitor.Now we have a flat screen monitor,before we had small black and white monitor.
@zkapfo123 (320)
• India
18 Oct 09
I bought my first pc in 1995, it was a pentium pc i guess, i'm not sure it's been so long. I change my pc every two years as it becomes outdated and some new softwares cannot run on older machines. I try to defrag my hdd every three months and run registry repair monthly. I also update my os as soon as updates are available.
@Weizen (145)
• China
18 Oct 09
this is the first computer for me ,I remembr well ,my parents bought this at 2004 ,so it's a old computer ,althoguht I have changt something ,but I still feel it's old .so I want to change it ,but I have not enough money ,I think when I earn money I want to change it
@lovedude (4454)
• India
18 Oct 09
This is my new laptop on 27th August, 2009.. previous Desktop I have bought on 13th January, 2005, it's still working fine.. I love to work with both.. but Desktop was bought at 41k INR. which is really high price :-)
• India
18 Oct 09
ya i bough m computer on August 2004. My computer is with good health up to day..It belongs to HCL...
• China
18 Oct 09
my first pc is 2003 as gifts from my parents and really pc is in Jan this year using my extra gains.i regularly check my machine including cleaning the screen,dust elimation using soft brush and so on.now it is in good health!