Computer Life Expectancy

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by patrick, May 28, 2002.

  1. patrick

    patrick OSNN Addict

    I have a relative who (annoyingly) refuses to believe what I say regarding computer life expectancy.
    So I'm asking you guys to do me a favour and settle this thing.
    What is the approximate life expectancy of a computer?
    And, what are the implications of having it run 24 hours a day?

  2. BigPete

    BigPete OSNN Sexual Deviant

    Life expectancy for computers is hard to judge since there are many factors that go into it. In any case, you will end up upgrading to a new system WAY WAY WAY before its time for your computer to go. As for running a computer 24/7, I would imagine most of us leave our systems running all the time, I have 5 rigs at my house, 3 of them are on 24/7 or damn close to it. One of them is 4 years old, one 3 years old, and my main is 1 year old, all trusty.