Originally Posted by Chevalr1c
Mainstream --> puters with lotsa virusses and/or never-deleted internet history --> excessive page file use --> excessive writes to the SSD --> loss (albeit profit for SSD sellers)
Describes our second Dell well. I was just a kid then, and the computer was so slow I turned off the anti-virus to game. I remember it increased the page file on a daily basis, and I think when we finally got around to using anti-virus software that wasn't from Best Buy there were 250+ viruses on there.
I guess that's probably why the first one lasted so long. My dad has always hated computers so we were slow to get internet, and really slow to get off dial up. The old computer only saw an internet connection when I was playing Starcraft.
I used to be proud to be an audiophile, but when you go from "isn't $50 a bit much for a headphone" to "cool, only a few hundred" and you start selling off parts of your PC to get your next fix... oh well. It's still cheaper than being a car guy.