Have you ever changed your computer?

@codris (783)
Italy
January 8, 2010 8:24am CST
hi there people, i've never changed my computer, i mean that i've never changed my whole computer, all hardware, monitor, mouse and the other things, i've changed some of my hardware components like graphic card, main board, processor, RAM and some vents. i think i'll change other componets in a near future, maybe the first will be the graphic card. And what about you? Have you ever changed your computer? Thank you for your responses :)
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@stand87 (667)
• Bulgaria
8 Jan 10
I was my first computer for 5-6 years. Now I'm with new from about an year ago. But I'never ungraded. I think that using a computer without any upgrading 5 years are more than enough :) It means the computer was with very good potential for it's time. I hope I'll have no problems with my new one :) But maybe I'll think about upgrading this time.
@stand87 (667)
• Bulgaria
8 Jan 10
* I used my first computer ... sorry for the mistake :)
@thedark (156)
• India
28 Jan 10
ive changed the parts of my computer once in my life. i had to change my motherboard, processor and RAM. i had to change them because they burnt out die to a power surge. i take extreme care of my new computer. now i use a surge protector and an interactive UPS.
• Pamplona, Spain
18 Jan 10
Hiya codris, We had to change the computer for a cheaper one because we could not afford the repair of the other one at the time it´s because we use it for work. However I have got used to all the ins and outs of this bad computer and now it´s not so bad but the other one is much much better when it´s working.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
No. I haven't change my computer yet. The fact that I have no money to buy some peripherals on my computer...
• Kenya
11 Jan 10
Yes I have upgraded the memory in my computer. This made my computer work more effectively but it was not very fast.I have not changed any of the parts. The computer still works well. but it is extremely slow. I actually bought a new one.
• India
10 Jan 10
hi dude comming to me i have changed my computer parts many times becoz the basic the problem with my system is i some times it gettings short circut and i have lost my smps power supply and also my hard disk which is not working so the only option for me was changing the parts of it by replacing them with the new one... any one who faced the same problem?
@Rvd007 (95)
• India
10 Jan 10
I also never changed my Own cpauter i changed mine RAM graphics(mostly chages in each year for new series) and Keyboard. AS I m gamer i need to change keyboard becauz i dont wen it will break mostly each keyboard works for me 8-9 months and Mouse i have changed only twice yet as i m using PC from last 8 years Right Now i aint changed anything bt soon i m gona change processor any suggestion which is good for me now? Dont care about budget just tell me good processor as i knw I7 is best till nw any new came?I m indian so answer related it please or tell me new i will buy if its launching soon here
@ethereal1 (218)
• Australia
10 Jan 10
I usually get a new computer every 2 years, like completely new. I have kept a couple of my old computers around the house for a backup or to put a different operating system on or whatever. I get cranky if my computer runs too slow so that is why I always upgrade. It is probably a waste of money for me and I would be better off just slowly upgrading my components like you do, but it's probably the only thing that I waste money on, we all have to have a vice lol.
• China
10 Jan 10
hmm, i do have changed my computer. not the components, but all computer. in the past i bought a desk computer, when it still can run, i gave it to my brother, and bought a new lattop. i dont know how to change components.
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
9 Jan 10
I have changed things in my desk top, and added parts to it. I use a laptop now. I do not know how to do anything to it. I am glad it works fine. I would like to learn how to work on it, and if anything happens to it, I might try to fix it. Have a great day.
9 Jan 10
Yes i have changed my whole computer recently...even though i used some older parts. like. keyboard and mouse. Well i had Pentium 4, 3 Ghz,which i had bought about 6 years ago. I had only 40Gb hard disk at beginning, later i added 160 more. I added extra DVD RW , since i only had CD ROM before. I also increased my Ram from 128MB to 512. i Changed my mouse, keyboard. I added UPS also. i also added 128MB Nvidia Graphics card. In spite of all these updates my computer was too old. I wanted to have core 2 duo...for that i had to change my mother boards. so in the end i changed everything...and sold my old computer. I bought new lcd monitor and threw the old Big junk!! away. now i have core2 duo, 512 Nvidia graphics 4 gb ram, enough to play latest games! :)
@tcup345 (360)
• United States
9 Jan 10
I think the only thing I've never changed on a computer is the mother board. I've changed all the hardware, I've changed/added hard drives, graphic cards, power supplies, added RAM, reformatted hard drives, the whole shabang. I love tinkering with computers more than being online. I'd love to take a computer repair course to fill in of the technical stuff I don't know or understand.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
9 Jan 10
I'm on my 4rth computer. My first was way back in the 80's. For it's day it was a racing computer. I had a 20 MG hard drive and both types of floppies. No one put both in a computer, but I told my computer guy I wanted it. Then in about 6 months everyone was doing it. This was an old DOS based system. Pre Windows. Windows didn't exist yet. If it has been a few years, you will have to change the whole thing. All the connections are different now. I recently had a motherboard that fried. I wanted to just get a new motherboard, CPU and fan. No dice. I had to get a new computer. It was very expensive, but I had no choice. I am going to take my 2 old computers and make one that works.
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
I have never changed my computer too. I just repair my computer when it broke. I never want spend my money to buy a new computer. It's expensive. And I don't really care about VGA or RAM because I just you my computer to browse the internet. Hehehehe.
@anasutio (64)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
I am very often to upgrade my computer, because now a days, many new games use high resource to playing. I was change mainboard. processor, memory and also VGA Card. But my old PC still I using it for browsing internet.
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
9 Jan 10
I have only gotten this computer back March and I have not changed anything. Well I had to reformat it only because the place where my dad bought it in the US put a password for some reason so there. But I am planning to add additional stuff like a nice mouse and a nice thing to clean my laptop.
• Malaysia
9 Jan 10
I am not one who is good with only upgrading certain components of a computer in order to get it working if it breaks down. If it is something replaceable at an affordable price, then I may change one or two components. However, I am one who prefers to pamper myself with a new computer because I know the new one had all the components which should work well with each other to produce good enough speed. I have changed my computer several times - started with a desktop computer that ran on Pentium 486 to a laptop running on a Core2 Duo.
@madhuvamsi (1185)
• India
9 Jan 10
I never changed my whole computer, when LCD monitors arrived I switched from CRT monitor to LCD and I did when prices came down. Then recently upgraded my CPU because some software's are struggling to open and RAM cannot be much upgraded because my motherboard does not support more than 2 GB. So, I changed CPU only without changing my monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, DVD drive, HDD as well.. That's my story..
@tangurama (206)
• Canada
9 Jan 10
As a matter of fact, I changed my computer this past summer. I changed everything from my monitor, video card, ram, hard drive, as well as my computer case. I absolutely love my new computer! I got all the parts for fairly cheap because it just so happened that the parts I wanted were on sale. Now I can play top-notch games with no lag. I even got a new modem which was kind of a bonus!
• India
9 Jan 10
I have changed my video card and my lan card because both of them was not working at all so i need to but i want to change my ram and power tranformer