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Windows 7: What part should i upgrade first.

21 Aug 2012   #1
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
What part should i upgrade first.

Could you please have a look at my system specs and give an opinion on what part i should consider upgrading next.

Could i please have an answer


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21 Aug 2012   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I would definately upgrade the RAM first - 1GB is barely adequate to run Windows 7 in all its glory. 4GB of DDR3 RAM would be ideal for 32 bit Windows 7, but make sure its compatible with your motherboard.

Regards,
Golden
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21 Aug 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You have DDR 2 RAM now. It may be that your motherboard will accept ONLY DDR 2 RAM.

DDR 2 is more expensive than the newer DDR 3.

You can get 4 GB of DDR 2 in the USA for roughly $50. That's enough for most users.

The second thing I'd recommend is an SSD--solid state drive, for maybe $100 US.

That's an old PC. I would be careful about putting money into it, rather than rebuilding it with a new motherboard, new CPU, and the newer DDR 3 RAM.

You can get a pretty powerful upgrade of those 3 primary parts for $400 to $500 in the US. Might be higher in your locale.
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