Hardware Lifetime?

By Vlad
Oct 2, 2006
  1. First Hi to all, I am new here.

    my question is, what's the average lifetime of a cpu or a video card?? I ask this because I want to know how long will I enjoy my 7950gt I've just bought today and my p4 3.6 which has been with me for a year now. Thanks alot!
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    5+ years. Probably lots longer (10+). But if you bought a 7950gt I bet you are the kind of person that will have a new computer in 5 or less years, so you've got nothing to worry about on the lifespan of your components.
  3. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190


    the development of technology slows down :)
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Most things are outdated long before they die!!!!!!

    As an example, i have here an Orchid Righteous 3D voodoo card dated 1995 that still works perfectly well but is useless as its totally outdated.
  5. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    Acording to Intel the lifespan for a CPU under 100% load is 7 years. Chances are that is more likely 10+ years under normal operateing conditions. The video card should be about the same but the cooler on the video card usually dies after 3 years or so, they are easy to replace but by that time it is usually time for a video upgrade anyway. Regardless your hardware will likely be obsolite long before it dies.
  6. Vlad

    Vlad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks everybody!! I absolutely appreciate the wonderfully helpful answers from all of you!! and now I guess I am just too paranoid about this thing lolz!!
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