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Hardware fault rating ... (your opinion/s)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by afw, Mar 14, 2010.

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Which do you (think/believe) is most likely to fail/die ?

This poll will close on Mar 11, 2020 at 12:08 PM.
  1. Processor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Motherboard

    6 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. RAM

    4 vote(s)
    12.9%
  4. VGA

    3 vote(s)
    9.7%
  5. HDD

    12 vote(s)
    38.7%
  6. Monitor

    1 vote(s)
    3.2%
  7. PSU

    5 vote(s)
    16.1%
  1. afw

    afw New Member

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    Hey guys ... I dont know whether this has been discussed before ... but like to know your opinion/s ... :toast:

    we all have troubles with our PC hardware ... and i've gone through the thread "Do you feel sad when your hardware dies?" and seen some interesting comments ... :D

    I just like to know which hardware is most likely to fail/die quickly (from your experience) .... please dont bring in fanboy/manufacturer arguments :nutkick: ...

    and lets stick to the basic hardware

    * Processor
    * Motherboard
    * RAM
    * VGA
    * HDD
    * Monitor (CRT/LCD)
    * PSU

    My opinion : Most likely to fail ... (in descending order)
    1) RAM
    2) HDD
    3) VGA & PSU
    4) MOBO
    5) Monitor
    6) Processor
     
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  2. WhiteLotus

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    in my experience it's been the Hard Drives. Had three fail in as many months, luckily none were mine but i had the joys of repairing their laptops.
     
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    Which do you is most likely to fail/die ?
    Which do you (think/believe) is most likely to fail/die ?

    Depends...normal use, OCing, etc. What about CD/DVD, keyboards, mice, sound cards, Lan cards, etc.

    On the poll, under normal use... I would say Hard Drive.:)

    Edit: You got me thinking (see the smoke). As SSDs and other electronic storage mediums become the norm(in the future), it will be hardly, if any, mechanical parts. Switches will be touch sensitive, or some other tech and external devices connect wireless. Just internal cables and/or connectors. They even have wireless monitors in the future, already have HDTV/Monitors for that. Hmmmm.
    I can hear the Star Trek theme now.
     
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  4. afw

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    Sorry about the poll heading ... :banghead: ...
    +how do i correct it ... ?? :eek:
     
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    PM a mod for General Hardware
     
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    ram
    hard drive
    PSU's (this is an odd one: generic PSU's die relatively often, brand name ones almost never do)
    motherboard
    GPU
    optical drive

    in that order


    In all my years, i've only ever seen ONE dead CPU. one. THEY JUST DONT DIE. people always mis-diagnose it as the CPU, when its usually something else (mobo)
     
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    Motherboard
    GPU
    PSU
    CPU

    ...and thats pretty much it. And the CPU on that list died because I killed it on my first OC attempt EVER.
     
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    Yep, in my days since the 808x cpus, I've noticed; they come dead or they are killed by the person using it. They don't just pass on, so to say.:)
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Motherboards.
     
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    Boards and generic PSU´s.:D
     
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    If I use the network at work as the baseline, I would have to say printers and monitors.

    Monitors is not exactly a fair assessment, however, as even the slightest indication that something may be going wrong with an old CRT gives me reason to replace it with an LCD.
    I'm getting too old and tired to be hauling around 21+ inch CRTs. ;)
     
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    The only things I have had die were hard drives, 3 of them. After that, I hear a lot of people talking about blown PSU's, so that would be my second choice. Then comes all of the other things, they'll usually be alright if you get a good brand and don't abuse them.
     
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    Interestingly the one PSU of mine that blew was a Corsair. The generic ones still run. Then again thats maybe because back in the early millenium, generic didn't mean weak quality. Two PSUs of our first PCs, one a Chieftec and one a Seasonic, still run flawless.
    I guess nowadays generic PSUs are much weaker.
     
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    the worst i ever had, were Tronje PSU´s.
    one blew after half a year, one after one year.
    this was during socket A days:D
    luckily, they never took something with them!:)
     
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    I haven't seen a CPU dead from natural causes since like.....well....ever. They don't die.

    Cheap PSUs die often around here. HDDs are next, followed by sticks of RAM and motherboards, then GPUs and finally monitors (Which also very. very rarely die).
     
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    In recent history, it would be the PSU. My own fault though, took a chance on the 500w Apevia PSUs in a pair of their cases because the draw was going to be low (integrated video, low-end Phenom X4). Bad move. Slow death and a lot of downtime.

    Probably have handled about 900 HD's in the past 6 years, with only two of them going belly up.

    Never had a problem with a CPU (I'm a mild overclocker).

    No problems with RAM (Again, I don't push it).

    Motherboard - My Abit AW9D-MAX started to "lose" memory slots. By the end of it's life, would only be stable with RAM in the second slot only. That's about it.

    Most of my monitors live a good life, 5 to 8 years. Only my Sceptre 20" lived less at 3yrs.
     
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    Well i too had the same problem ... my corsair TX750 died for no reason ... :( ...
    now running with an FSP OEM unit ... works fine ....

    I think both of us are just unlucky ... :laugh:
     
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    From my experience since around 1998, I'd say PSU and HDD followed by VGA cards.

    Not once have I had a CPU fail.
     
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    1) PSU & HDD
    2) VGA
    3) RAM
    4) MOBO
    5) Processor
    6) Monitor

    After the past few weeks HDD, has moved up to the number 1 spot. Had alot a faulty PSU.. Name brand and generic. I've only had 1 VGA die on me. Everything else I pretty much killed it :laugh:
     
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    HDD is leading the poll now .... hmm ... and it seems that intel and AMD are just great ... no one can ever think of a faulty processor ... ;)
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Wait what? I thought it was the other way round. Back in those days the market was flooded with horrible HORRIBLE cheap PSU's, nowadays the generic ones are better. At least in my experience.
     
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    generics are better these days, but the cheap multi rail ones screw up real fast if you have a high end GPU.

    back in the day generics were more likely to WORK, but also more likely to fail over time - these days they're just gunna fail to power up the system or shut down all the time, as opposed to actually dying.
     
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    Only ever had real issues with motherboards. Never had anything else fail (that i couldn't fix) except some RAM i wasn't even using... lol.

    All been Asus too... Yet i continue to use them for every series.
     
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    Hdd-->Mobo-->Psu

    Other random stuff as well
     
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    From my own experience, the only three things that actually failed before I got rid of them:
    - My second hand 17 inch CRT monitor
    - A crappy PSU
    - A HDD which didn't really survive a lightning surge.

    I voted PSU because the HDD kept working after the surge, but all of a sudden it got bad sectors a year later or so. The monitor was second hand when I got it, but the PSU was new.

    If you had a category "Keyboard/Mouse/Controller" I'd pick that :D
     

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