Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-25-2008, 12:30 AM   #1
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 264
Default Gaming Reduce Computer Lifespan?

Does anyone else think this is true? I've used a custom built computer for gaming for five years and its finally about to kink out. My parents have had a DELL working for 8 years that's still doing alright. Does anybody think that the strain on a computer caused by frequent intensive gaming can reduce the life span of a computer?
__________________

Liminator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 12:37 AM   #2
BSOD
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 208
Default Re: Gaming Reduce Computer Lifespan?

No, I don't believe so, and there is no evidence of it. As long as you don't overclock your machine, and as long as there is power going to the fans which cool it, gaming should not reduce computer lifespan
__________________

umakemebetter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 09:04 AM   #3
Bogan
 
Neodude112320's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 8,471
Send a message via MSN to Neodude112320
Default Re: Gaming Reduce Computer Lifespan?

Yeah it all depends of how often it's used,temperatures,and also little things like power strikes and such,also the quality of parts.
__________________
Desktop:BitFenix Survivor~Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R~ i7 2600K @ 4hz~AMD 6870 1GB~12gb Team Elite DDR3 1333~3xWD In RAID5~W7 Ult
Laptop:Alienware M11x~ i7-2637M 1.7GHz~16GB 1333MHz DDR3~GeForce GT 540M~W7 Ult
Neodude112320 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 10:22 AM   #4
xxcobraxx
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: England
Posts: 6,224
Default Re: Gaming Reduce Computer Lifespan?

I'd say yes its true, because a peice of hardware will eventually where out, no matter what.

The parts will downgrade but it could take 10's of years
IAntDemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0