So here's the run down:
I purchased an Asus Essentio Series desktop about two years ago.
It has an AMD FX-8120 eight-core processor (3.10GHz), 10GB of ram, 2Gb AMD graphics card (Radeon HD 7700) .
I primarily use it for light Photoshop use, but otherwise just watch Youtube and videos on it. Nothing too crazy.
For the most part, it works great. But since Day 1 it has an EXTREMELY loud fan that is ALWAYS kicking in. Open up three tabs in Chrome and BOOM! the fan kicks into hyper-drive.
I recently checked the temperature reading on my CPU and it's hovering around 55 degrees C while resting. I'm no computer geek, but from what I could find via Google, that appears too hot.
The computer actually overheated one night this week while watching Netflix (no other programs were open but the single Chrome tab) and it shut down abruptly. The next day, the C:drive crashed and had to be repaired. Perhaps that's related to the overheating?
ANYWAY, I'm torn between upgrading what I already have and just buying a new PC. I want to go back to a laptop again, but I appreciate the added performance of the desktop (plus the ability to upgrade).
I'd love to hear your opinions about what I should do. The options are:
- Upgrade my current PC with new CPU (likely a new i5 because they tend to produce less heat from what I can read
- Like above, but also upgrade with a new GPU
- Upgrade new cooling system
- Upgrade hard-drive if it's damaged
- Just buy a new computer
- Some other suggestions you can come up with!
Edited by burtonk, 09 May 2016 - 07:57 PM.