Thread: Reformatting computer a lot.
07-01-2012, 12:51 AM #1
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Reformatting computer a lot.
Hi. I just build a new computer and I had to reformat it due to some problem. I was just wondering, by reformatting a computer a lot, does it only affect the harddrive and thats IT or does it cause wear to other parts of the pc such as CPU or GPU or ram?
07-01-2012, 02:41 AM #2
Formatting isnt really anything special from the PCs point of view, its just read/write operations. Doesnt wear the PC down any more than copying files back and forth.NZXT Apollo, Q6600 @3.0GHz, GTX560 Ti 1GB, 4GB, 128GB Kingston V100 & 1160GB total magnetic storage
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07-01-2012, 05:11 PM #3
How much is a lot? As sprint said for the most part its a moot point, however excessive reformats can noticably reduce the life an SSD, more to the point is finding why you nned to reformat so often, pinpointing the problem and correcting it seems the logical course of action. More details could help with a diagnosis.Corsair Obsidian D ~Silverstone ST-1000-P~ i7 950 @ 4.2 GHZ/1.26V (EOC)~GA X58A-UD3R~ 2X EVGA GTX 570 SC in SLI~6GB G Skill super PI DDR3 1600 CAS 7~128 GB Samsung 830 SSD/ 1TB WD 7200 RPM 64MB cache~ Samsung Blue ray / DVDRW ~ EVGA GTX 260 - Core 216 SC for physX ~ Asus 1080P 120HZ LCD/NV 3D vision ~ Acer AL2216W 22" secondary display~ XFI TI
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