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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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Can programs like Cinema 4D, After Effects, etc... shorten your iMacs lifespan?

Can processor heavy programs shorten your computers lifespan etc? Any thoughts on this? Or is it a ridiculous notion.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Can processor heavy programs shorten your computers lifespan etc? Any thoughts on this? Or is it a ridiculous notion.
No, not to any measurable degree. Your computer was designed to be used, so use it! No computer lasts forever, so make the most of it while you can.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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No, not to any measurable degree. Your computer was designed to be used, so use it! No computer lasts forever, so make the most of it while you can.
I think that in some cases, hard drive intensive applications could shorten the life of the HDD. However, I think GGJStudios is correct.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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No, not to any measurable degree. Your computer was designed to be used, so use it! No computer lasts forever, so make the most of it while you can.
Thanks! I probably should of got a mac pro - I didn't realise I was going to get into 3d modelling.

Needless to say I am feeling a little protective over my new toy.
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Thanks! I probably should of got a mac pro - I didn't realise I was going to get into 3d modelling.

Needless to say I am feeling a little protective over my new toy.
The iMac should hold up just as well as a Mac Pro. You should take care of it, of course, but you don't need to baby it. It's a workhorse.
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