- Aug 25, 2001
I really think that he was going along the route of component aging.I'd be grateful if I could be spared judgements about whether the PC I built 8 years ago was able to impress people at that time.
If you built a rig out of parts that were sitting in a warehouse for five years, that's just more aging on the mobo caps., etc.
So, in effect, you have a 2010 rig, not a 2015 rig.
if a part lasts 10 years (bathtub failure curve, remember), then one stored in a warehouse for five years after mfg before being sold may only last five more years in the field in service.
IOW, the implication of his comment, regarding component lifespan, is your parts may be at EOL and basically shot, and given the comparatively lack-luster performance (and lack of certain necessary opcodes for modern software), of that era of CPU compared to contemporary parts, it may be better to cut your losses and scrap the entire system.
At the very least, you would have to buy a video card for Win10. Intel cards are not going to work for you in that system, due to lack of ReBAR support.