Windows 10: Looking to upgrade my desktop??

  1.    15 Nov 2015 #1

    Looking to upgrade my desktop??


    I hope this is the correct place to ask this question.
    Here goes.
    I have a desktop which have had for a number of years was a windows 7 home premium.
    But did convert it to windows 10 a while back and now over the last few days did the upgrade to version 1511.10586.3.

    Now looking for some advice on maybe updating anything inside the tower.
    I have included the specs of the pc in question here,Any help on any possible upgrades etc.
    Many thanks.

    Specs here..
    Computer type PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number It was Home Build windows 7 Home premium.Built by a local computer shop.
    OS Summary Now Operating System Windows 10 1511.10586.3
    CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
    CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250
    Motherboard Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group Model N61PB-M2S (Socket AM2 )
    Memory Total memory slots 4 Used memory slots 2 Free memory slots 2
    Graphics Card Name Generic Non-PnP Monitor on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce
    Sound Card Realtek High Definition Audio Playback Devices Realtek Dig
    Monitor(s) Displays Acer

    Update your System Spec

    Keyboard HID Keyboard Device Device Kind Keyboard Device Name HID K
    Hard Drives Main C drive is now a 120GB SSD With only operating system and programs. Second HDD 1TB with all documents etc.
    Antivirus Karsersky
    Browser Google
    Other Info Summary Operating System Windows 10
    CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C Regor 45nm Technology RAM 4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 401MHz (6-6-6-18) Motherboard BIOSTAR Group N61PB-M2S (Socket AM2 ) 40 C Graphics Generic Non-PnP Monitor (1024x768@60Hz) 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (Biostar Microtech Int'l) Storage 1863GB West
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  2.    15 Nov 2015 #2

    What are you using your PC for ? Why do you feel the need to update the system ? Sometimes a system can only be updated if it's worth it and other times it just best to leave it be and maybe think about a new system. It all depends what your needs are .

    By any chance is your Processor speed 3.0 GHz Dual-Core ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    15 Nov 2015 #3

    In addition to the question of "what do you use your PC for?", I would ask, "what are your expectations for improvement?"

    Looking at the specs, I think a new PC with the more recent advances in motherboard, processor, ram, etc., would provide a perceptible improvement in response time you might have enjoyed earlier when you went to the SSD.

    How you access the internet might also be a consideration for upgrade if browsing is a regular activity.

    Otherwise, your PC is categorically a dinosaur, erm, a legacy with no or limited support for the hardware, motherboard included. Evolving this dinosaur will be limited to adding ram to the 2 free slots, if you can find the slow-speed ram. The existing drivers may have security flaws that were addressed for newer components. Consider yourself lucky that the graphics drivers (Win 8.1?) work on Win 10.
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       15 Nov 2015 #4

    pyramid10 said: View Post
    In addition to the question of "what do you use your PC for?", I would ask, "what are your expectations for improvement?"

    Looking at the specs, I think a new PC with the more recent advances in motherboard, processor, ram, etc., would provide a perceptible improvement in response time you might have enjoyed earlier when you went to the SSD.

    How you access the internet might also be a consideration for upgrade if browsing is a regular activity.

    Otherwise, your PC is categorically a dinosaur, erm, a legacy with no or limited support for the hardware, motherboard included. Evolving this dinosaur will be limited to adding ram to the 2 free slots, if you can find the slow-speed ram. The existing drivers may have security flaws that were addressed for newer components. Consider yourself lucky that the graphics drivers (Win 8.1?) work on Win 10.
    As to the RAM, Crucial.com - DRAM, solid state drive (SSD) memory upgrades for Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq, Lenovo, Acer, ASUS shows a motherboard model N61PC-M2S but not the N61PB-M2S. The N61PC-M2S uses PC2-5300 memory.

    I have a Custom computer with a Gigabyte mother board and AM2 CPU at 2.8GHz that uses the PC2-5300 modules of 6GB [2 x 2GB and 2 x 1GB] and not experiencing any problem, works quite well with Win10 as it did with Win7 and Win8/8.1.
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    Windows 10 home 64bit 1511 (OSbuild 10586.63)
       15 Nov 2015 #5

    Oh my gosh that is one old computer. If I were you at this point I would not be running on anything smaller than a Intel Core i5 processor. and no less than 4gb ram.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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