If it was a human being, it would be like an old age pensioner being forced to work the graveyard shift at an inner city McDonald's.
I tried a couple of years ago to do the right thing and donate the laptop to a charity that collected and sent laptops to schools in less privilleged parts of the world. A sort of retirement home for computers where computers aren't worked hard by their users for viewing live online football or not-so-legally downloading five or six movies at the same time. Unfortunately, even the charity wouldn't accept my kind donation as the laptop was deemed to be potentially harmful to children. Yes, it wasn't only old, it was also considered toxic.
So, maybe it was time for it to go. The computer is dead, long live the iPhone (or possibly Mac?).