How old is your computer?

Bulgaria
February 6, 2010 11:06am CST
Do you think that 5 years or more are too much for one compuer? If it possible said why.
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17 responses
@ample03 (403)
• India
7 Feb 10
My desktop computer is around 2 years old. As it is working fine for me , I don't see any cause to change on it. I think you are talking about upgrading and changing parts or buying a whole new computer after when it is 5 years old. It very much depends on the job we are doing on our computer. If it requires very high volt data, gaming, graphics, animation or editing work then it certainly needs upgradation after few years, but for simple internet surfing and day to day simple jobs it makes no sense to change it frequently. Happy Mylotting
@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
6 Feb 10
It depends on what you are using it for, whether it's been upgraded at all, and whether it was solidly built in the first place. If you bought a decent computer, kept it updated with antivirus and defrag utilities and such, I can't see why you couldn't continue using it for a long time. For running basic programs, word processing, and simple net functions, it really doesn't require anything horribly fancy. On the other hand, if you plan on playing the latest, most graphic-intensive games, you'd either have to get a new computer or keep upgrading the one you have. Newer programs are requiring more and more impressive specs to work, and I know I at least have upgraded memory in order to play a new game more than once!
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• India
6 Feb 10
I bought my computer in 2005 and it is still running good,so I don't think that the life of computer is less than 5 years.I do think it is still good to run for more 5 years.But there is one exception that I may change the motherboard and the RAMs as of now they seem to have got outdated.So I want to get them changed and get the things more faster with new processors.But the point is that there is no such specified life of the computer.
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• India
6 Feb 10
mine is four year old now with pentium 4 configuration and 1.5gb ram...i dont feel any big difference with the newer once but more than 5 yrs is too much for a computer...
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@jainy25 (78)
• India
8 Feb 10
mine is now just 1 year old. The previous one ran for about 10 years before I decided that it's time to part ways.
• India
8 Feb 10
i don't think that 5 or more than 5 years are too much for computer,is up to you that what work u want to do on ur computer,you can upgrade ur ram,hard disc to get ur pc more faster and get more memory to store ur large data.Also u can maintain ur pc by cleaning ur pc after every 6 months. I hope u get the answer.
@jextrick (86)
• Israel
8 Feb 10
something like a 2 month or 3
• Indonesia
8 Feb 10
yups, you have to upgrade your PC component such as motherboard, RAM, VGA and processor, especially if you are a gamer, but If you think its enough no matter.
@rosekiss (30079)
• Eugene, Oregon
8 Feb 10
I have a desktop that is 7 years old this year and a laptop i use everyday, that is a monthy old. I don't use the desktop anymore, as I decided I wanted to use laptops. This is my 3rd laptop, and it is a Dell, and I really like it. It has Windows 7 on it, and I like that as well. It is a great computer and operating system. I use the laptop while I am watching tv sitting in my easy chair. Take care, and happy mylotting.
@tryboy (1)
• China
6 Feb 10
In the company I work, there are a number of computers purchased in 2003, is still able to work properly. But the performance relatively poor.
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
6 Feb 10
In my opinion, computers that have served for 5 years or more should be considered old, and it's time to change to a new one. Given that computer technology advances at such a fast pace, new hardware developed today could be outdated just barely half a year. So, it's not hard to imagine how outdated a 5-year-old computer can be. It may be impossible to install, say, Windows 7, into the machine due to the limited hardware capability and constraints. Not to mention the latest games with superior graphics and sound, where the outdated hardware will have problems supporting. However, if the computer is used for basic functions like surfing net, playing those 16-bit old MS-DOS games, or word processing, it should still be OK.
• United States
6 Feb 10
I HAD a Dell Dimension 8300. It just crapped out this past Monday. I called Dell Tech to diagnose it. They said the motherboard failed. 5 years is good for a computer's life.
• India
6 Feb 10
Yes it is possible i have computer which I purchased in 2003 that it was in skim like you have to make two members under you and you just have to pay 11,000 INR through that skim I brought that computer. After 3 Year I want to know to check it inside what exactly there b'coz I was IT student so I open the cabinet of the CPU and remove all the things out side by screw driver and then I remove the dust and connect all the devices like hardisk, processor, mother board, RAM, CD ROM etc outside of the cabinate by datacable or databus then i plugged and play the power it starts normally. then i do work on it for a hour then again reassamble it inside the cabinate. still i have that computer which are using my father. he is playing games like card on it, learning basic etc...
@phoenix8606 (4978)
6 Feb 10
hi! it is 2 and a half years old, but it is not mine actually, because it belongs to my cousin, but now i am living by him and using his laptop :)
@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
6 Feb 10
My current laptop is only a few months old. However my laptops usually last me a few years. Four at most. But, I usually buy a bit early so I have something as a back up should I need it. Of course I don't know why I do that, I don't send computers to repair shops, because by the time they need service the warnity has run out on them.
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
6 Feb 10
I have one that is about five years old. It is disconnected right now but I do have plans for it. Mine is two years old. And I just bought my wife a brand-new one. Quad processors, one terabyte of memory, Windows 7. It is awesome. She has firmly rebuffed every gentle hint I have thrown out that we should swap.
• United States
6 Feb 10
I think my family's desktop computer is around 5 years old...if not older. Five years is definitely not too old for a computer, in my opinion. You should get the most out of what you paid for. Our desktop crashed once, but we found a friend who fixed it up for free, and now it's fine for everyday tasks like browsing the web, e-mail, watching videos, etc. It's not too powerful though, so I'm not sure it could handle gaming very well, but it works, and it's old, lol.