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mine is getting pretty pretty slow
i just souped mine up a bit but reckon i shoulda just saved up and got a new one really, think i might end up going mac next time. sorry pc.
It's beginning to get to the stage where I should be thinking of getting a new one.
Before that, it was 1998. The last few years of that one were a struggle.
it is becoming quite the grind to use
My current home PC and laptop are both from work.
when people start to bitch about their computer "getting slow", is it really ever anything but their windows install gradually going to shit / gradual accumulation of Yahoo! Toolbar type shit on their browsers?
and IT people would charge through the nose for it
but how else would PC world survive?
Other software updates, especially from the processor-intensive CAD/graphics things I use, assume that most companies are running 64bit machines these days.
Also, websites assume you have an increasing connection speed, and browsers assume you have an increasing spec machine. Compare a website from 2008 to one now and they use up so much less grunt to navigate than they do now.
i used chrome for the last few years but i've been having so many problems with memory leaks that i've gone back to firefox. whatever happened to the notion of the lightweight browser?
can we just put some sort of freeze on how much stupid gubbins any given webpage is allowed to have?
because like in say, a car, the parts wear out as they get older. Not to the same extent, as most pc bits are digital but stuff like resistors, capacitors and that don't last forever. plus standard hard drives have physically rotating disks which wear out. power supplies get less efficient, things get hotter and less effective.
never ever heard of this before (apart from hard drives / fans breaking down obvi)
its mega noticeable in older laptops even with a fresh install
that's mad. every day's a school day.
are appallingly built pieces of junk
also, don't call me computer
there's computers in everything these days!
as I have a iMac and clean it up regularly. Cheers. (had it since '06/'07)
but i never ever clean it - going to spend a day tidying it up all to see if that makes a difference before upgrading.
would eb nice to be able to use some up to date software tho
- HD video (and soon, 4k video *party whistle*)
- Having fifty different browser tabs open it one time
- games not counted in this survey
- CAD and other marckee things also not counted
- ok any more?
would be nice to be able to use some software that wasn't 7 years old
so thinks liek that
if i didn't sue it for work stuff i'd be fine with it being tortoise slow
Pound-for-pound, there's nothing as underwhelming as upgrading a Mac. They still look exactly the same and do virtually the same thing, just quite a bit faster. Which is the reason I needed to replace it, but still...I want a holographic screen or some other dubious accoutrements for my scrilla
2nd: August 2006 (laptop)
3rd: Dec 2012 (laptop)
The Desktop's still running at the moment as my parent's main computer but The 2006 laptop (1st generation Intel Macbook Pro) more or less died in 2012 and was worse than useless by then anyway as Apple refused to produce Java 7 or 8 for old Macs.
Still going strong. Don't think I'll be replacing it any time soon. Already maxxxxxxxxxxed out the RAM on it
i just upgrade the fuck out of it until the only thing left from the original build is the case... and sometimes the motherboard although i might need to change that or at least stab it with a soldering iron cos a couple of USB sockets are fucked
i had the same PSU for 10 years (they will last if you actually clean them) and only upgraded that cos of a new power-hungry graphics card. i was going to sell it but we've been through a lot together so i keep it on a desk next to my bed to remind me of PC builds of old
My last laptop I got in December 2008 and it lasted me till June 2013.
1998. £500. No brand no OS AMD CPU 14" CRT PC.
2002. £550. Pentium 4 14" TFT XP Dell PC.
2006. £700. Core2Duo 13" Vista Dell laptop. + 2008. £320. XP 10" Samsung netbook.
2014. £650. i5 8.1 14" Lenovo laptop. + £200. Android 10" Lenovo tablet.
So ~£150 pa means an upgrade due in ~2020?
and build myself a new one about once every 3-4 years.