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Computer question (How long does an average person keep a computer for?

Discussion in 'Computer Help Room' started by crazyguy771, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. crazyguy771

    crazyguy771 n00b

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    Computer question (How long does an average person keep a computer for?
    When is it time to purchase a new computer?

    Some people I have talked to told me its good to purchase a new computer every 2 years however that could be expensive for most people. I always thought every 4-5 years.

    What is your opinion on this?

    The computer I own is 11 months old?
     
  2. TheSe7enth

    TheSe7enth Paradox

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    It really just depends on what you use your computer for. There's no need to upgrade too frequently as system requirements even for high-end games doesn't really increase that significantly.

    Up until this year, I was actually still using a single-core CPU that they hadn't manufactured since '06. So that's how out-of-date I was.

    In all actuality, I'd only rebuild my computer after significant updates were made. For example, if you have a Core 2 Duo, 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, and a PCIe 2.0 Graphics Card? Yeah, you might want to go ahead and upgrade if you want a high-end gaming computer. But if you already have an i5 or i7 and a PCIe 3.0 card, there's probably no real reason to upgrade for a while.

    Every year is silly -- I'd say 2.5, maybe 3 years, on average. Enough to keep up with the increasing system requirements, if you can afford it.

    However, if you aren't a high-end gamer, there's not much incentive to buying a new PC. XP is still supported to begin with, but if you can run Windows 7, you're fine. Any multi-core processor and 2+ GB of RAM is more than enough for most users; no need to upgrade if you don't need more performance than you're using to begin with.
     
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  3. duswind

    duswind gamer

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    some people get the "newest" model every 6 months... buti tend to make mine last 5 years
     
  4. ziqiang

    ziqiang n00b

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    Hello

    Hi::D
    My lenovo computer used 5 years and now also in using.
    Usually pay attention to maintenance,Multi-replacement and check some small hardware,attention to cleaning up your computer.;)
    akkus-adapter.com
     
  5. AngelOfLight

    AngelOfLight Vegeta's slut Goku's girl

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    Hmmmm average is around 5 years.
     

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