Basically. I've had this computer now for almost 4 years. I replaced the video card, sound card, and dvd drive. I am now adding new RAM and a PSU. Should my CPU be a priority for replacing also, or should I just keep it?
my bad. i have you confused. the amd 64 3200+ is my original CPU and I still have the original mobo. the only things i have upgraded so far is the sound card, video card, and dvd drive. yesterday i ordered a new PSU and RAM for it. i was asking what was the literal life expectancy of my cpu (AMD 64 3200+) like how long before it dies? i have never oc'ed or anything, everything was/is ran by default. what would usually need replacing first, the PSU or CPU?
I wouldnt want to scare you mate but in my experience other thing fail before the CPU. Like the PSU, mobo or the hdd. PSU can take everything with it. If you lose your hdd you lose your data and the mobo being one of the really nasty problem cos you could have a great PC (for what you need) and all of a sudden your mobo dies on you and you cant get another one cos they dont make them any more.
Processors are designed to run 10+ years. Actualy no one knows for sure but I never had one fail and I had them overclocked.
When I think about it every component in your PC has a shorther life expectancy than your CPU and people always wary so much about cooling and keeping their CPU alive.