computers.. how long they last?

@tellus (1445)
Finland
January 29, 2007 12:36pm CST
How long have you used yout current computer? I bought a new one today, but i used the old one 3 years.
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13 responses
• Melbourne, Australia
13 May 07
I still use the one I bout back i 1996....it was loaded with windows '98 when I bought it and it now runs XP perfectly. It is networked with my other computer that I bought 3 years ago...both have been great & the only problem I have ever had was the network cable was stuffed so I needed a new one...no wonder the computers were not 'talking' lol
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@paywise (500)
• Indonesia
3 May 07
I used my oldie computer about 2 years, but I upraded my computer so is still good enough.
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• Malaysia
3 May 07
i've been using my vaio notebook for nearly a year..i reckon i'll be using it for a couple of more years to go..
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@Lunerian (493)
• Sweden
30 Jan 07
There are ways to keep a computer for rather long, tjough 3 years is rather normal, but I've kept mine alive for a bit longer. That I've done by continueing upgrades, a new harddrive there, a new grafics card there and so on, believe me changing hardware in the computer is not that hard, one just has to be careful and ground yourself to avoid static discharges.
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• Italy
30 Jan 07
My pc has 4 years, it's great yet, but i've I have added some modifications (ram and vga).
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• India
30 Jan 07
i have been using my computer for two years now. i am planning to upgrade my computer or may be i would change the motherboard
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I have a computer in my home that's 9 years old now. I have dial up and that sometimes messes up the computer and freezes it. It's so frustrated at times.
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• Canada
29 Jan 07
I have a old windows 95 computer thats I have been using for over 10 years now. I am using this one for over 4 years, and it is a windows xp that I have bought in the year 2002.
• India
29 Jan 07
I'm using my current computer for the last 4 years.I'll keep on updating my computer.My computer is my best friend.I rely on my computer for almost everything.
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• Canada
15 Aug 07
I've had computers that have lasted longer than others. Old desktop 1995-1998 Second desktop 1998-2004 (still had original monitor First laptop 2004-2006 New laptop got it in 2006, stil using it I also have a 10 year old ACER desktop that I don't use very often, but that I have for backup, incase one of my other computers fails.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
15 Aug 07
This one is two years old. The one I had before gave up the ghost after a little over a six year stint. Do you mean I have to keep this one for another four years? I guess this means, don't wait until the last minute to save your money for the next computer because the one you want may be the one you may not get.
@VINAYBAR (366)
• India
15 Aug 07
I used a Pentium 3 computer for 3 years before buying the present computer in 2001.It has been 6 years and it is still going okay.Of course,over the years I have changed the hardware a bit.I added an extra RAM module,put in a graphics card and bought a LCD monitor.But,of late it has been giving me trouble,and I am planning to buy a new intel dual core based PC.
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
15 Aug 07
A good computer can last a long time. I have kept my old Pentium II MX 350 which I bought in 1999. I still use it a lot. It came very handy last month when my newer computer broke down. This old computer never broke down on me. But I upgraded it along the years. I bought a better video card for it. I bought two hard disks for it. The original one was only 2GB. I bought a 20GB and then an 80GB. I bought a CD burner for it... and last month I did put a DVD burner in it. New computers are great for their extra speed... but speed is only relative to what you are using the computer for. When I look back to the 90's with my first 286 computer and then my 486 with Windows 95 and that first connection to the internet with a dial up modem of 14.4Kbps... it makes me feel like we are all spoil brats with our new computers and broadband these days.