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Motherboard life expectancy?


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jrspie

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Hi,
Can simebody please tell me what the life expectancy is for a MS-7093 with an AND 64 Athlon 3200+
in a 2 year old eMachines T6212?
I'm replacing the hard drive and installing a new OS and don't want to get nailed in the near future with
unpleasant surprises.
Thanks,
J.
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Kemasa

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There is no real answer to that. In theory it can last a long time, but it depends on the conditions the machine is kept in, how good the power is, etc. The quality of the parts also plays into the equation too. How you use the machine, whether you constantly turn it off and on, etc. makes a difference.

Buying a new machine does not really change things either. It might last a long time or it might die soon.
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In an eMachines, the power supply is almost certainly guaranteed to go first.

In fact while the system works now, check the brand name on the power supply. If it is a Bestec branded supply, these have a design fault in which they start to supply too much voltage to the board, which cooks it. The problem, according to Usenet, is common in the eMachines 420 model as all these went out with those PSU's.

See here for details:
http://groups.google...b6010c40b6ae3b9
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jrspie

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Thank you both for your input.
I guess I'll just replace it and add a power supply to the deal.
J.
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Every e-machine i get i usually gut it and build a decent machine out of the case. I kinda like the cases. I'm rebuilding a T2642 machine right now with a intel D102G Mb and a 3.2 celly cpu for a young girl in need as a christmas present. She is borrowing my old H-P Vectra 1 giger and seems to be very interested in doing computer graphics. So her mom and I are going to help her out. Hate losing the nice smallish case but its for a good cause.

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