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What lasts longer?Cpu,Mobo,ram

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by angel1369, Oct 25, 2005.

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  1. angel1369

    angel1369 Thread Starter

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    Was wondering which usually lasts longer as in years. Or whats most likely to fry out first.
     
  2. loserOlimbs

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    CPUs almost never die, RAM and motherboards, all it takes is one unlucky day.

    Rate of failure actually goes
    PSU
    RAM
    Motherboard
    Floppy
    Optical drives
    Case malfuntions
    Media
    CPU

    Well that list may not be perfect, but its pretty close, and I think it gives some idea.
     
  3. ClubMan

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    Not sure in practice but I presume that parts have an MTBF rating which should give an idea of the theoretical lifetime of each?
     
  4. loserOlimbs

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    Great article.

    A rock solid PC may be problem free for 10 years if the right person uses it (and keeps it away from Windows).

    I was going by practice. For example, petro-products like plastic have a life span of hundreds or years, but a burnable CD has a life expecancy of 2.5 years the last I heard.



    P.S. I don't entirely believe the CD 2.5 year story.
     
  5. angel1369

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    Ah i see , thankyou guys very much for replying, never knew :). Then the cpu is the winner? I guess, I had a few spare boards laying around, had a +1400 athlon+old mobo, have no idea whats wrong with. Well at least that gives me an idea, that the cpu is still good I hope.

    So far thats lasted me a long and i mean long time are my pentium 2s 350's hehe and the generic cdrom's ^_^.
     
  6. loserOlimbs

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    I still have working Intel 486/ 486DX, a Pentium 133mhz CPUs. They all work.

    It eventually comes down to care, and though CPUs should last the longest, depending on how you have had them stored it may not.
    Also overclocking, bad. Shortens a CPUs life, the higher the overclock the shorter the CPUs life.
     
  7. angel1369

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    I dont mess with overclocking seems scarry to do with the cpu, but seems safer to do with a graphics card.
     
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