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Upgrading a 4 year old desktop


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#1 zhiffy

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 10:46 AM

Hello guys! I'm going out to buy more storage for my desktop in the next few days and was wondering if you guys have any suggestions on anything else I should buy for my desktop.
I'm a photographer works a lot in photoshop. Computer sometimes starts to slow down quite abit and once awhile a BSOD appears..

These are my current specs, I got them from using Speccy.
 

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
CPU
Intel Core i7 4770 @ 3.40GHz 52 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
 
RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
 
Motherboard
ASRock Z87 Extreme4 (CPUSocket) 36 °C
 
Graphics
2367 (1920x1080@60Hz)
2367 (1920x1080@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (ASRock)
4095MB NVIDIA Quadro K4200 (NVIDIA) 44 °C
ForceWare version: 382.05
SLI Disabled
 
Storage
2794GB Western Digital WDC WD30EZRX-00SPEB0 (SATA) 33 °C
1863GB Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166 (SATA) 31 °C
2794GB Western Digital WDC WD30EZRX-00SPEB0 ATA Device (SATA) 35 °C
238GB PLEXTOR PX-256M5Pro ATA Device (SSD)

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#2 Drillingmachine

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:03 PM

I see nothing worth upgrading except perhaps PSU, that you didn't list.

Edited by Drillingmachine, 10 July 2017 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:14 PM

I see nothing worth upgrading except perhaps PSU, that you didn't list.

Haha had to dig that info up, my PSU is a  FSP AURUM 92+ 650 !

Thank you!



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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:32 PM

That's OK. Then I don't see anything else worth upgrading. Save money for bigger upgrade.

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:03 PM

That's OK. Then I don't see anything else worth upgrading. Save money for bigger upgrade.

Great, thank you! Appreciate your input (:



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 06:45 PM

Get a 128+ bit video card. Onboard GPU sucks.


Edited by MrSippi, 11 July 2017 - 06:45 PM.

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:33 PM

^ You might have missed the Quadro K4200 GPU in the specs, which is perfectly adequate for Photoshop.


Edited by jonuk76, 11 July 2017 - 09:35 PM.

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:54 PM

That I did. Why did he list the IGPU then?


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 10:21 PM

Looks like it's copied from Speccy.  On some motherboards if you don't disable the iGPU manually, it'll continue to be active even when using a discrete GPU.  It's not usually a problem although you can free up a small amount of memory by disabling it in the BIOS.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 12:48 AM

Looks like it's copied from Speccy.  On some motherboards if you don't disable the iGPU manually, it'll continue to be active even when using a discrete GPU.  It's not usually a problem although you can free up a small amount of memory by disabling it in the BIOS.

Hello! Thank you for your help (and MrSippi too)
So it's recommended that disable the iGPU manually?



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 03:40 AM

Disabling iGPU probably makes no big difference (as it's probably disabled anyway because not in use) so I would just forget that.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 07:43 AM

Won't hurt to do it. It'll free up the system memory and resources.


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Posted 13 July 2017 - 09:48 AM

Just make sure you plug display cables into the GPU instead of the motherboard


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