Can programs like Cinema 4D, After Effects, etc... shorten your iMacs lifespan?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jackofharts, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    Can processor heavy programs shorten your computers lifespan etc? Any thoughts on this? Or is it a ridiculous notion.
     
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    GGJstudios

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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.
     
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    MisterKeeks

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    I think that in some cases, hard drive intensive applications could shorten the life of the HDD. However, I think GGJStudios is correct.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    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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