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#1 pmsmith2032

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:44 PM

I have an old Dell Inspiron 530S  Vista Home Premium - 2.00 GB of RAM - 32-bit operating system with the following specs:

 

PROCESSOR, E6550, 2.33, 4MB, CORE DUO-CONROE

Hard Drive, 320G, S2, 7.2K, 16M Unleaded, Seagate-GL
Kit, Compact Diskette, Driver, OUGA5/OPGA5, 2
DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE, 1G, 667M, 128X64, 8, 240, 2RX8
CARD (CIRCUIT), GRAPHICS, 2400, PROFESSIONAL, LOOP, OUGA5 

 

I would like to get another couple of years use out of it and am looking for ways to upgrade it.  What should I buy/upgrade for the most "bang for the buck"?  I know the hard drive is pretty full, the start-up time is long, and navigating through webpages is slow.  Thanks in advance!



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 10:03 PM

 

I would like to get another couple of years use out of it and am looking for ways to upgrade it.

What should I buy/upgrade for the most "bang for the buck"?

Linux Mint or Ubuntu would run great on that PC and it wouldn't cost anything.



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 10:57 PM

Windows is resource demanding. With those specs, I'd recommend Arch Linux; it can take a while to grow into, but it is featureful.

If you really want Windows, and it must be 32 bit, get XP, or 7 -- Vista is a memory hog, and 2GBs will go fast.



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 06:53 AM

Thanks!  How much different is Arch Linux (I've only used Windows in the past).  How difficult and expensive is it to upgrade to Windows XP or 7?  Is it possible to upgrade to 64 bit?






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