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Posted 26 October 2015 - 01:58 AM
Posted 26 October 2015 - 02:35 AM
Is there any reason a format of your computer or factory restore won't bring it back to its former glory? I mean the machine appears to be more than capable and any speed issues are likely just due to the usual age factors. That said if you feel direly in need of a new machine NewEgg have one that should be more than capable.
Best of all it is an All-In-One which means you will be able to plug in your old monitor and run dual screen if you wish.
Hope this helps.
Posted 26 October 2015 - 05:20 AM
Thanks for the response. You have a great point there in terms of formatting my computer or a factory restore.
I was thinking that this computer was becoming outdated and couldn't perform up to the standard in which I'm using it. Good to know that's not the case.
Maybe if I could just work on the speed issues and do some research in buying internal hardware like a SSD drive or graphics card it might be a better budget instead of a new computer?
At least I have options and thanks again for linking to the Lenovo. Fits right into my price range.
Posted 26 October 2015 - 07:20 AM
The strongest improvement for your machine would be an SSD. Keep in mind however if you are going to replace the HDD you will need to make sure that you have OS disks to do your reinstall as the factory image that is usually on the installed HDD will be a no go.
Outside of that if your computer has the space possibly an extra 2GB ram depending on if the mainboard is dual or triple channel.
A different graphics card would be a bit of a waste as you said you don't use it for gaming unless you are doing extensively heavy graphics design works.
Depending on the size of the SSD and the decision on the RAM you may be able to get away with an upgrade for less than $100US(Guess because I live in Australia)
Posted 27 October 2015 - 09:56 AM
Really appreciate all the advice about the SSD and ram. Also the forewarning about the HDD and mainboard will be extremely useful.
Understand about the graphics card now. So glad I can step into this a little more prepared.
Thanks again. All the best Peter!
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