Recommend hardware changes for upgrading from Win-7 to Win-10

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  1. Posts : 31
    Windows 10

    It doesn't make financial sense to build anything under $500. You can buy a pc with back to school specials. You could have saved more with sales tax holiday last week in texas.
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  2. Posts : 5
    windows 7 Professional
    Thread Starter

    Buying a computer system is an easy (lazy) way out, The challenge is in assembling one - and do it with customized components. That way I'm not forced to use whatever quality of components Dell or HP sell as a package. Yes, it may cost a little bit more, but the satisfaction that goes with it is worth it. The experience also prepares me to troubleshoot if something in the computer starts to act up -- with help from members of the Forum, of course !!!
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  3. Posts : 31
    Windows 10

    The problem with your situation is that you have a 11 year old motherboard with aging capacitors and they may go bad at any time. You have an old GPU with a Windows 10 driver that dated 3 years ago. Power supply with aging capacitors.

    I haven't checked whether your current cpu got the spectre and meltdown fixes. Then you have to find out whether any cpu that is compatible with your current motherboard have spectre and meltdown fixes.

    So the only thing I keep is the computer case. But even that is not worth it because new $30 cases have fans everywhere (especially nobody have optical drives anymore).

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    Intel does not offer any spectre or meltdown fixes to Core 2 Duo's and Quad's CPU's (wolfdale and yorkfield).

    Can't update to a core 2 quad cpu.
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