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December 13, 2012 6:57:02 AM

I am using Intel Pentium D 945 (ark.intel.com/products/27520/Intel-Pentium-D-Processor-945-4M-Cache-3_40-GHz-800-MHz-FSB) since October 2006..
All other component of my PC is changed since then..
I am just concerned about the life of my CPU..

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December 13, 2012 6:59:27 AM

A CPU should last at least 10 years unoverclocked.
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December 13, 2012 7:00:42 AM

It's no concern really although it's pretty damn slow.

It will become overly slow before it dies.
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December 13, 2012 7:01:06 AM

as long as you keep it at reasonable temps and dont run it too hard (voltage) you should easily replace it before it will ever die, i have never had a cpu die on me
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December 13, 2012 8:19:12 AM

At stock settings you could get 25 years from a CPU.
8-10 years if it's overclocked constantly.
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December 13, 2012 8:38:34 AM

Your Pentium will probably get a good life. I have one Willamette based Pentium 4 machine thats over 10 years old, and one Prescott based thats turning 10 in 2014. More modern CPUs have the possibility of 40 years. And I know the CPU of my Texas Instruments 99/4A home computer is about 30 years old.
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December 13, 2012 8:57:46 AM

Thank you!!
I feel its pretty slow with the latest applications I use with it!!
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December 13, 2012 9:04:55 AM

saurabh2810 said:
Thank you!!
I feel its pretty slow with the latest applications I use with it!!

If you could, switch to Linux. That OS runs like BUTTER on older CPUs.
I run all the older machines on Linux - they run better because Linux, unlike Windows, has REALLY good resource management.
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December 13, 2012 9:19:33 AM

My SNES still works, as does my NES. I know plenty of people with Amigas and C64s. Hell, my local computer shop has a Speccy in the window! (Don't think it's for sale sadly, but still need to ask!)

A well looked after computer will often last to obsoletion rather than death.
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December 13, 2012 10:06:57 AM

payturr said:
Linux, unlike Windows, has REALLY good resource management.

+1 yep I totally agree with that
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December 13, 2012 12:55:06 PM

I don't thing CPU lifespan itself would be an issue. Instead, your CPU will feels relatively slower and slower until you will finally be pressured to buy a new cpu just to run that omfg super kickass game/software on windows 13.
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December 13, 2012 2:17:25 PM

While I haven't the MTBF for our processors I am sure that it is going to end up being 8+ years of running 24/7 at normal temperatures.
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December 13, 2012 2:33:28 PM

What does MTBF stands for?
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December 13, 2012 2:36:38 PM

Mean time between failure.
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