According to Computer Hope, you should expect to replace your computer once every four years.
That’s based on a cost analysis, plus the average time it takes to wear out the internal parts of the computer.
Home Computer Help gives a slightly different estimate: Five years for desktops, and three to four for laptops.
How long do computers last on average?
three to five years
How do you know when you need a new computer?
Here are 8 signs that you may need a new computer.
- Your computer is a major part of your daily life.
- Your workstation PC is slow.
- Your PC is making odd noises.
- You can’t run the latest software.
- It will cost more to upgrade your computer than replace it.
- You’ve already upgraded your computer.
- You need more space.
How often should ram be replaced?
Honorable. You should only upgrade RAM when you want to. As RAM gets faster and higher capacity RAM gets cheaper, I would say replace your RAM when you get a motherboard that won’t support DDR3 for any longer, or about 5 years.
Can a computer last 10 years?
Over the past 10 years, computer technology has reached a point that upgrading before 5 years isn’t necessary. For the average users – someone who surfs the Web, checks e-mail, or uses office products – a new computer can last them probably 10 years or more.