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SubjectRe: I'm lazy. Reply to this message
Posted byZeroKnightRaiden
Posted on05/05/09 03:32 PM

It used to be I'd get generationally huge gains with a new system every couple of years. Now it's only worth upgrading because something broke (AGP graphics, DDR RAM, processor on outdated socket/chipset, etc.) and it's not cost-effective to replace it anymore vs. moving to a new platform.

My now nearly 5-year-old (with a couple of cheap incremental upgrades) Athlon 64 desktop running a fully patched up Windows XP Pro still does everything I want it to.

I finally replaced an old Compaq Pentium III Mobile laptop last year because the screen blew up and the battery was starting to deflate. I see myself using the sweet Lenovo Thinkpad T61 that suceeded it for a long time to come.


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*Built a new computer  MegaHurtz05/02/09 03:11 PM
.*I'm lazy.  sphincter05/04/09 03:52 PM
..*Re: I'm lazy.  VmprHntrD05/04/09 10:16 PM
....Re: I'm lazy.  ZeroKnightRaiden05/05/09 03:32 PM
....*Re: I'm lazy.  VmprHntrD05/05/09 09:41 PM
.*I've got a similar setup...  Death Knight05/03/09 08:19 AM
..*Re: I've got a similar setup...  MegaHurtz05/03/09 02:50 PM
.*Re: Built a new computer  VmprHntrD05/02/09 09:53 PM
.*Re: Built a new computer  Paratech05/02/09 03:23 PM
.*64bit works very well now days.  SatsuNoHiTo05/02/09 03:18 PM