what hardware components in your pc is the first to break down and malfunctions?

Discussion in 'polls' started by sweater, Apr 17, 2008.

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What hardware components in your pc is the first to malfunctions/breaks down?

  1. Processor

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  2. Hard Drive/s

    19 vote(s)
    25.3%
  3. Video Card

    9 vote(s)
    12.0%
  4. Power supply box

    12 vote(s)
    16.0%
  5. Ram memory

    3 vote(s)
    4.0%
  6. CD/DVD drive player

    18 vote(s)
    24.0%
  7. Motherboard

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  8. Others pls specify

    11 vote(s)
    14.7%
  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    My video card is the first to malfunction and breaks down.

    How bout yours? What hardware components is the first to malfunction in yours? :D
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  2. ThunderZ

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    The cooling fans. Usually the case fan(s).
     
  3. WSFuser

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    For my first computer, it was the CD burner.

    For my second computer it was the chipset fan and case fan.
     
  4. dawgg

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    My old computer had a CD burner which broke down.
    My present computer had a HardDrive which broke down (errors on disk and loss/corruption of data), but replaced it under warranty. Only had it for a year!
     
  5. computer geek

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    The fan....... It sounds like an atom bomb has gone off in my garden...
     
  6. boonie

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    My power supply, until I got a UPS.
     
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    Thier batteries :oops: (laptops)
     
  8. cortez

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    Poorly made "button" type switches are always the first to go in my experience.
     
  9. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Really the only hardware that has failed in any of my comps has been two power supply fans over the last 30 years. You keep them clean and cool and the hardware in a computer is pretty durable overall. I have replaced hardware but it was just to upgrade.
     
  10. Mele20

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    First, in all my computers (including current one that is two years old), has been the floppy drive. That has been the sole hardware problem in my first computer (a nine year old Dell).

    In my XP computers besides the floppy drive failing about every six months, the second would be RAM failure, third mobo, and lastly CDRom. I've had the mobo replaced four times (under warranty) in each of the XP computers and CDRom three times in the first XP computer.The last CDRom replacement from Dell I removed and placed in the new XP computer because it came with a Sony drive! Memory has been replaced several times in both XP computers.
     
  11. rarebeast

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    nothing has ever broke on me so far but then again i'm only 12 but i have been using computers for about 4 years
     
  12. xandros

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    the power supply & cd dvd rom , its not working after 6 month or 7 month
     
  13. ThomasAdams

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    The fans, either the case fans, GPU fans, or the CPU fans. They always die!
     
  14. norman6810

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    Processor broke down first.
     
  15. focus

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    Video cards. I always have a spare or two. A couple years ago I would have said floppy drives or CRT monitors, but I do not use them much anymore. I've had memory fail recently, but that was a bad set at purchase and NE replaced it in a day or so.
     
  16. Coldmoon

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    I used to go through RAM until I stopped being so cheap... That was back in the late 90's though. The most recent thing to die on me was a laptop HDD in 2003.

    After that however I have never had a failure. Just lucky I guess ;)
     
  17. EASTER

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    For some reason with me it's always either or the Power Supply or CPU Fan. Other then those 2 componants, i been lucky not to suffer any other type hardware failure at all including HDs, and i use a lot of used HD's the PC Shop normally tosses to the dumpster. I request them and run some armilla of different apps to bring them back to superior working order again.

    I credit this to the newest innovations in hard drive wiping apps and best of all super defrags.

    I'm blowed away how they let a virus or spyware claim dismissal on these HD's when all it takes is a thorough cleaning/wipe and some careful attention to defragging/file placement properly.

    EASTER
     
  18. Baz_kasp

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    Power supply. Blew up about 3 days after I carefully installed it :|
     
  19. EASTER

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    Funny, but i think it's a fine balance we need to combine the Power Supply with just the correct wattage that the Mother CircuitryBoard can take, or maybe vice-versa.

    From all these years computing with different PC's, for some strange reason the MoBo's you think would be the first to blow with all the Capacitors, Transistors, and such but for me the Power Supply boxes always seem to be the main culprit.

    And i'm not complaining, i rather replace a PS then a Mobo anyday. I chalk it up to the electrical alternating current that your particular area (Transformer etc.) uses and how often surges take place, because i might be wrong since i'm no electricianer, but maybe too often ups and downs in the incoming current might have something to do with the PS lifespan.

    Anyone with a better handle on these matters care to educate us better on the why?

    Thanks EASTER
     
  20. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    Hard Drive followed close behind by CD burner.
     
  21. ccsito

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    I recall responding to this same question in another message post? o_O
     
  22. Seer

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    lol. I was actually hoping to see my post here as well, as I also recall responding to this one (or similar?)
     
  23. ccsito

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    Yes, I agree. This question seems oddly familiar. It is as if someone REMOVED my previous reply? It was NOT an off topic post. o_O
     
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    Thanks for the research and retrieval of the earlier post. It seems that another similar topic with a similar question was then added? The other one did not have the voting option, so I guess it was not technically a duplicate post?
     
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