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Computer wear and tear causes slowdowns...how?

We know that computer use brings wear and tear issues like polluted registries, hard drives that don't spin as fast, fragmentation, etc....

Are there any wear & tear issues you know of that help support the statement "it's time to replace the computer?"

i.e., the hard drive doesn't spin as fast...
the motherboard bus doesn't move data as quickly...
the memory/cpu doesn't process data as quickly now that it has aged...

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Well when your hard drive spins slower than it should be you must replace it. As well as all hardware troubles that might arise through years of use.

But for the software side meaning your registries etc... simply reformating you system will put back to the same speed as it use to be.

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