1 year or newer
10 years or older
Dell T5400, the most powerful PC in my house. Dual Quad core Xeons, RAID0, SSD, GTX470. Works great. Power hungry.
2-3 years (not all my components are the same, so technically, I can't vote, since the CD-ROM is the oldest piece of hardware in there, running in at 2.54 years or so.)
The motherboard I just bought mid last year, and the GPU I bought in December of 2012. The CPU is nearing the 2 year mark as well. The RAM used to be only 8 GB, and that was from... before I got the new motherboard I think? Then I got 8 more GB after, right before I got the new GPU.
AMD PII X6 @ 3.63 GHz - 16 GB DDR3 (1600 No OC) - ASUS Crosshair V Formula
SB X-Fi 2 Sound (8ch) - Intel 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet - Win 8 Pro. x64
AMD R HD 7950 (SAPPHIRE) - WD CG 500GB - Thermaltake Frio CPU Cooler
About 2 probably coming up to 3.
The 3.6GHZ quad core AMD phenom x2 965BE still runs smooth and fairly quiet once the naff stock cooler was thrown away.
It has survived being knocked off my desk by a drunk house m8 while on which required a new case and then being dropped in the rain by my mother (docs told me I could not lift much) it still works after some time in the dry.
I keep threatening to put in a landfill due to size, but as my small devices pass through quickly old parts box keeps doing what I need it to do with a constant overclock on GPU due to it being a non-fan non-gaming card. Overclock to 3.8GHZ is 2 second job, but there is no noticeable gain except much hotter and more power use.
Future upgrades may be:
Blu ray or HD DVD drive
Better graphics card
Throwing the whole thing in the bin.
My main pc is an Acer Aspire Revo which I purchased last November, although I also use my old Compaq M2000 laptop just as much which was I received 2nd hand in 2002 and still works well to this day running Bodhi Linux (1.4ghz, 1gb mem, 40gb HD, Intel GFX)...
My current computer is an i7 with 12g ram and a 2 tb hd. It was built in november of 2011. The ones sitting around ( not sure why I keep them) range from a 1978 (?) TRS-80 ( the hd is a cassete tape), a 1995 laptop that is so underpowered that you can not run anything except old dos and several desktops from over the years.
Dell XPS 8300, Intel core I7-2600, 12 GB ram, 2 TB HDD, AMD Radeon 6770, Soundblaster X-fi Xtreme, Dell 24" monitor, Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10-testing
My computer, in its current form, is roughtly 4 years old, using 5 year old technology. Though I am planning to build an Ivy Bridge system sometime in the early spring.
Don't like Unity? Hate it? Not your cup of coffee? Ubuntu does provide choices. There's GNOME Shell, KDE Plasma, Xfce, LXDE, and now MATE and Cinnamon. Take your pick
The dip that I observed for "2 years old" last year seems to have moved to "3 years old" this year. This is what I was hoping for, as it shows some amount of consistency.
However, it looks like the magnitude of the dip is much more exaggerated this year. Not sure why. Maybe people weren't happy with their 2010 PC's for some reason.
Furthermore, the percentage of 1 year old PC's has gone up alot. This, at least for Ubuntu Forum users, must have been a good year for PC sales. The average age of PC's has decreased as a result, to about 3.6 years.
But no votes for 9 years? That's odd. Nobody kept using their 2004 PC?
You changed '9 years or older' to '9 years'; then; added '10 years or older'. That could have influenced the results you are getting.
Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; January 11th, 2013 at 02:51 AM.
Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.
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