I have tried to get her to change her computer habits and it is not
going to happen so I want to upgrade her computer so it can handle how
she uses it. The issue is that it is not uncommon for her to have 100+
tabs in chrome open along with 25 outlook emails. This has been
slowing down her computer to the point where she has to wait for the
computer to catch up and causes a lot of wasted time. I have told her
to not have as many open, but she is not going to change.
She is always multi-tasking and I hope I can salvage what she has and make some upgrades to be able to keep up with her.
Her brother built this computer about 3 years ago. It has W7 32-bit
with 4gb of RAM. The Motherboard is a Biostar A760G M2+, The processor
is a AMD AMD Athlon II X4 630 Processor, 2800 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4
I was thinking that I could install W7 64-bit on a 128gb SSD and install 8gb of RAM.
I have the W7 32-bit disk and someone told me that I might be able to
use the same key and disk and get W7 64-bit out of it. Is that true or
do I have to get a new copy of W7 64-bit? The disk says "Licensed for
distribution only with a new PC".
I would have to get a SSD to put the OS on.
I would also have to buy 8gb of RAM as well.
Does this seem like it will speed up her computer to be able to keep up with her?
Any suggestions on what else I can do without spending $500 + on this
upgrade? Please keep in mind that usage habits are very unlikely to
change. I would like to stay under $350 if possible.
Any suggestions on specific hardware?