Average Life?? - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-02-2005, 03:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,088
Default

They last long enough. After 10 years, how can you even put up with such an old system.
__________________

__________________
Finished With TF.
Codeine is offline  
Old 06-02-2005, 03:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: asdf
Posts: 8,885
Default

there good to have around when you have nothing to do but mess with them.....
__________________

c0rr0sive is offline  
Old 06-02-2005, 03:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
Field Engineer
 
SHAWN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 4,697
Send a message via AIM to SHAWN
Default

I got rid of all my old systems. They drove me crazy
__________________
A+, Network + , HP Certified Tech and MCP

Specs: AMD Phenom II X6 1095T, Asus M477TD, 8GB GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 7-8-7-24 1T, 128GB Crucial M4 SSD, ATi HD4650, W7, 27" HL272 Monitor
SHAWN is offline  
Old 06-02-2005, 04:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,932
Default Re: Average Life??

Quote:
Originally posted by tylerdrude
Average life of a non oc'ing computer to a oc'd computer

(just post how long they have lasted you, ill average everyones, i know theres gonna be it differs and stuff)
PC lifespan is like wild-animal lifespans. No one knows how long they live, because something usually gets them before they die of "old age."

Potentially, over-clocking hardware in your PC can have a detrimental effect on the lifespan of the components (and the PC as a whole) but it's very sketchy.

When you overclock a component, you're usually pushing it beyond its factory-designed range of operation. Some components have no problem with this. Others do.

Think of it kinda like a bathtub. If you have a 55 gallon bathtub, and they recommend that you fill it to 30 gallons, you could fill it beyond 30 gallons (up to 55) and it would still hold water. More precisely, you can fill it to ALMOST 55 gallons, because at 55 gallons it possibly leaks a little as the water spills here and there. Push it any further, and you've got problems. You can continue using your tub at 40 gallons instead of 30 for however long you want.

Okay, bad example maybe, but you get the idea. (I hope.)

If you massively overclock components to where you must rely on extreme cooling to keep them alive, yer probably looking at a decreased lifespan. If yer just overclocking by a few steps, the ill effects would possibly be transparent to the lifespan of the component.
__________________

-----------------------------------------------
Don\'t hate the player...Hate the game...
ShoobieRat is offline  
Old 06-02-2005, 05:15 PM   #15 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
 
TheMajor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177
Default

I agree with Shoobie.
My MMX (using it as server) is 8 years old. I overclocked it about 5 months ago. I guess it will last for at least another 2 decades.
__________________
TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Old 06-03-2005, 12:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
Him
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,190
Send a message via AIM to Him Send a message via Yahoo to Him
Default

My mom had her old 386, for like 10 or 12 years. She did all her work on it and absolutely refused to upgrade. She only upgraded because, well, it was a 386.

Shoob, a better example would have been a car. I use that when I explain what overclockiing is to people. If you put Nitrous in a car and dont properly upgrade things, your call will not like it and things will easily break. However, if you put in nitrous and properly change gaskets and rings and whatnot, your car will thank you for it. Granted, it will cause things to have less of a lifespan than they would if you didnt pump them up, but still long enough to last you until you upgrade.
Him is offline  
Old 06-03-2005, 12:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,088
Default

The last thing i would want to do is mess with one. I'd love to replace it though : )
__________________
Finished With TF.
Codeine is offline  
Old 06-03-2005, 02:51 PM   #18 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 133
Default

guess ill oc a little..
tylerdrude is offline  
Old 06-03-2005, 02:55 PM   #19 (permalink)
Him
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,190
Send a message via AIM to Him Send a message via Yahoo to Him
Default

OC a lot and see what happens. Like everyone has said, you will upgrade before your components die on you. And if they die, BUY NEW ONES! It will be easy to justify if you have to replace crappy parts with good ones.
Him is offline  
Old 06-03-2005, 02:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 133
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Him
OC a lot and see what happens. Like everyone has said, you will upgrade before your components die on you. And if they die, BUY NEW ONES! It will be easy to justify if you have to replace crappy parts with good ones.
eh im buying a new setup, i was saying i guess ill oc that..
__________________

tylerdrude is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.