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Windows 7: Will gaming kill my computer?

09 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Will gaming kill my computer?

Hey, Ive been wondering if I play games too much on my computer if it will get ruined.. My parents seem to think so but I dont agree with them.

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
HP
AMD ATHLON (tm) II X2 220 Processor 2.8 Ghz
6 gb ram (5.75 usable)
Ati Radeon Hd 4200

I dont play high fps/hard core games because my graphics card cant handle it,
but I do play half-life 2 and Burnout Paradise and sometimes Soldier Front (no lag in all 3). So what do you guys think ?


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09 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bazookaboy View Post
Hey, Ive been wondering if I play games too much on my computer if it will get ruined.. My parents seem to think so but I dont agree with them.

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
HP
AMD ATHLON (tm) II X2 220 Processor 2.8 Ghz
6 gb ram (5.75 usable)
Ati Radeon Hd 4200

I dont play high fps/hard core games because my graphics card cant handle it,
but I do play half-life 2 and Burnout Paradise and sometimes Soldier Front (no lag in all 3). So what do you guys think ?
Will driving a car on the free way kill it ?

Steve
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09 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joules View Post
I think file sharing on a computer will wear it out faster because of all the read/writes it does to the hard drive, I think your parents just want you off the computer maybe doing something else....
I download alot on my computer, songs,movies,games, will that wear it out too? Sorry Im just a newbie .. dont know too much about computers >.>
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09 Jan 2011   #4

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Excess of anything is not good.
Don't do excess gaming, do moderate. Your pc needs rest too.
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09 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Excess of anything is not good.
Don't do excess gaming, do moderate. Your pc needs rest too.
I won't agree with this, a PC can be used for weeks without being shut down, the components are designed to last and endure heavy use

Quote:
Hey, Ive been wondering if I play games too much on my computer if it will get ruined.. My parents seem to think so but I dont agree with them.
It depends on your cooling components, excessive heat can damage the parts
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09 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I lol'd. Your parents are trolling you. Play whatever you want, when you want it. Games will have no effect on your hardware, unless you're straining it too hard (in which case you won't play anyway, because no one can stand very low FPS), and even the only problem that can only arise is overheating IF your cooling is bad.

But before you consider all these, I'd say it's time for a prank on your parents.
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09 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Play games inside, play sports, go outside and smell the flowers sometimes... that's all your parents want!
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09 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
Play games inside, play sports, go outside and smell the flowers sometimes... that's all your parents want!
Im from Canada, ITS COLD OUTSIDE !! Smelling flowers ..sigh .. Only thing I can do (outside) is ice skate but its soo cold. Indoor sports sure.. I dont play games very often max of 2hrs a day but I do use photoshop and browse the net and watch movies for a longer period of time.
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09 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EzioAuditore View Post
Excess of anything is not good.
Don't do excess gaming, do moderate. Your pc needs rest too.
I won't agree with this, a PC can be used for weeks without being shut down, the components are designed to last and endure heavy use

Quote:
Hey, Ive been wondering if I play games too much on my computer if it will get ruined.. My parents seem to think so but I dont agree with them.
It depends on your cooling components, excessive heat can damage the parts
What should my cpu temp (on avg) be?
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09 Jan 2011   #10

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

When I was in High School I had a friend whose parents convinced him that turning his stereo up too loud would blow out the speakers. My after-school job was as a stereo salesman so I looked up his specs. 50W amp and 150W speakers.

I wasn't too welcome in their home after that...
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