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    How do you decided when its time for hardware replacement?
    How do you decided when its time for hardware replacement? Do you have a planned time (ie 2-3 years), when you feel your computer is slow etc.
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    How do you decided when its time for hardware replacement?
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    i usually go with when ever i feel like or it is popping and clicking and needs to be replaced.

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    whenever it stops doing what i need it to do with ease.

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    How do you decided when its time for hardware replacement?
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    3.4 Ghz i7 27 in iMac (2012), 3.4 Ghz i7 MacBook Pro (2015), iPad Pro (2014), iPhone 6+
    I actually plan on every 4 to 6 years for desktops and 3 to 5 years for laptops.


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    How do you decided when its time for hardware replacement?
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    Mac Pro 8x3.0ghz 12gb ram 8800GT , MBP 2.16 2GB Ram 17 inch.
    once it stops being able to keep up with what I am doing.
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    How do you decided when its time for hardware replacement?
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    White MacBook Intel C2D 2.2GHz, 2G, 250G, SD, Leopard.
    I replace hardware either when it's unreliable or when it's no longer upgradeable to support my needs. I don't typically buy at the bleeding edge. I buy just beyond the sweet spot of performance versus cost. I expect a machine will last 3 years; the good ones exceed that easily.
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    How do you decided when its time for hardware replacement?
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    macbook/iphone/ipod nano/ipod shuffle
    i replaced my hardware the day after my old laptop died.

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    How do you decided when its time for hardware replacement?
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    2.33Ghz Core2Duo MacBook Pro /// 2.2Ghz Core2Duo MacBook
    I'm with mathogre on this one. About every 3 years is when I buy, but it may be less frequently now with my primary gaming machine being my Playstation 3. I may be happy for a while with my MacBook Pro. One year old in a couple of weeks, and I can't see any need for replacing it any time soon.

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