How longer one motherboard can be used ? 5-6 Years or more ?
My department surplused a couple of those a few months ago that, I believe, still worked.
I picked up a brand new Gigabyte GA-965G-DS3 a few years ago to use in my Plex Server.I have a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 socket 775 running in my server which I purchased in December 2006. I've never once had a problem with it and it's still running like a champ. I also have an Abit IP35-e socket 775 that is probably still good. I retired it August 2019 because I thought it was dead as I couldn't get it to boot up no matter what. Since then I have had the same non-booting issue and have tracked it down to my mouse of all things. Thus, that motherboard is probably still perfectly good with the exception of one of the SATA ports in which the middle plastic connector busted somehow at sometime.
While I haven't started it up in several years I also have a Gigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H AM2 sitting around which I have no doubt works fine yet. That one was purchased in November 2007. I've been tempted to start it back up simply because that was a really smooth running system and my only A64. While it wasn't as fast as my overclocked E6400 it felt smoother in daily tasks even under full load with half as much RAM and using the integrated graphics on the motherboard.
Due to multiple moves over the years I don't have anything older than that.
I was forced to bin a lot of old stuff to keep the peace.
But I've still got a working 14yr old NForce 4 Asus 8NE socket 939, running an Athlon XP 2500+.
Sadly not the mobile chip, I sold that, but still a decent piece of kit that came in handy as a second PC when my main had a problem.
Hmm it must be a different CPU, the 2500+ is socket 462.
I'll dig it out and check.
Unless you buy absolute crap, a new mobo will last a lot longer than 6 years.
Although, in that era, even decent mfrs were slain by the bad capacitor scandal.I had several DFI NForce 4 boards, all died within 5-6 years.
No surprise there I guess. lol.
Tell us a bit more, what you want to buy or what you got.How longer one motherboard can be used ? 5-6 Years or more ?
First rule of Bulldozer, do not talk about Bulldozer.There was a wave as toast0 said that had bad caps. Older tends to run fine, newer tends to run fine forever. I've got an old PhenomII still going, and a Bulldozer from 2011... etc. But I don't have anything from the mid-2000s that still go, yet I know of a few mid-90s boxes still going fine too.