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Old 04-12-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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Ok, the computer is in my sig, cept I will be getting a DX10 card soon. I plan on going to University of IL in Champaign. I plan on entering the field of computer engineering, unless there is a funner, higher paying computer job. Do you think my computer will ast through college? I am a sophmore in High school now.

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It all depends on what you'll be using it for. Wear and tear it will last for probably 20 years before somethign breaks due to old age, or maybe even longer
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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last through college?
at the rate technology is going right now, you'll definitely need a new rig before you finish off college. lol i put together the rig in my comment a year ago JUST when the 3800+ X2 came out, i was happily touting around my top of the line X2 processor bragging to my friends how mine cpu/gpu was better than theirs... now my friends have a 7900GT and a conroe 6600e to compete with..
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Last yes, but it will be severely obsolete.

I'd doubt that it'd even run the latest programs in 5 years.

Well, it could run them i'm sure, but not like it should.

Essentially said, you will want something better by college. Save your pennies.
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ya, something new will be in order... i have a dual core amd laptop thats fast as hell, but ill have to get something after highschool im a freshman now...
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Ok, the computer is in my sig, cept I will be getting a DX10 card soon. I plan on going to University of IL in Champaign. I plan on entering the field of computer engineering, unless there is a funner, higher paying computer job. Do you think my computer will ast through college? I am a sophmore in High school now.

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It won't be a comfortable PC at that time at all, the processor is even slow for todays high end standard
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i dread to think what my desktop and laptop will be like in a few years. they were low end when i brought them :P
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yeah it will physicaly still working hopefully , i have a dell optiplex gx110 1ghz from the year 2000 here and it still runs xp perfectly well as i have upgraded the ram and the hard drive
my ccomp is from 2002 and it still runs xp very well upgraded ram and a hard drive and she would run vista , not as well but it would still run it so it may last you that long , dual core dosent even have 100% of the market share

also i have noticed that yesterdays gaming components e.g. pentinum 4 ht are still used in budget machines today so in the future say 5-8 years core 2 duo will be used as a budget components and a newer better line will take over maybe quad core
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Yeah, and in before college I will probably be getting a low-end laptop and some desktop upgrades. I want to upgrade my motherboard soon to a 680i maybe so I can do some overclocking. Maybe hit a lil under 3ghz. And I will probably get mre ram this summer or fall. A 2gb stick. So over time I will be upgrading. I wouldnt be doing heavy gaming either in college, probably homework. Is anyone else going into computer engineering?
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Yeah, and in before college I will probably be getting a low-end laptop and some desktop upgrades. I want to upgrade my motherboard soon to a 680i maybe so I can do some overclocking. Maybe hit a lil under 3ghz. And I will probably get mre ram this summer or fall. A 2gb stick. So over time I will be upgrading. I wouldnt be doing heavy gaming either in college, probably homework. Is anyone else going into computer engineering?
i was thinking about doing a computer course at uni, not sure which. i deffo want to do something IT related when i get older. im gonna have to start saving my pennies.
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