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Windows 7: What to do? WEI enclosed

12 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
What to do? WEI enclosed

So here it is. Now, what do I do about it? This box that I built seems slower than a previous one I built 6 years ago. Anything I do will probably cost more than I can pay. For instance, this box has DDR2 memory at 800MHz. If I upgrade the expensive DDR2 to a higher memory speed I don't know how much increase in WEI I'll get. If I spend about 90$ US I can replace the CPU. What to do?
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12 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi Lisa,

If you want to speed the PC up dramatically then I would not bother with the ram or cpu, for those I would recommend saving up for a while and upgrading the cpu, motherboard and ram all together.

My suggestion is to get yourself a nice Solid State drive, this will speed the PC up no end! It will boot up in no time at all and everything will be considerably more responsive.
They are not too expensive now either.

Paul.
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12 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Thanks Paul. Have been waiting 2 years. Always something else to buy. I'm salavating over a new monitor that I can properly color calibrate, so I can correct my images; and then there's the new calibrator to buy and then finally I may get to this slow box. I thought I'd tweeked the settings enough, but maybe not. Also thinking about OC'ing the thing. But then I really don't want to toast it Perhaps a good 128GB SSD wouldn't be too expensive. Retirement is almost as bad as being a university student, not lol.
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12 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi Lisa,

A new monitor is always a good thing to get, after all it's the thing you look at the most lol.

Although I am a bit of an overclocking nutter myself, for your system I don't think it would really be very beneficial, certainly not to a point where you would really notice any difference. And of course you need to think seriously about cooling when overclocking.

If you are on a budget then I think that an SSD will offer the best performance increase for the money. And yes 128GB will do the job nicely. If you look around online there are always ones on special offer and they can be had pretty cheap.

I was online today looking at them infact (just for interest really), my first SSD that I bought a few years back cost me 140 for 60GB! The one I saw today was a 128GB for 65. They are really a good buy at those kind of prices.

Paul.
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12 Aug 2013   #5

Win 7 Pro SP1 64 Bit
 
 

My score is 5.9 and unless I get an SSD it will not go any higher. The rest of my numbers are 7.6.
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12 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I'll second the idea of an SSD. It can provide better returns than a CPU/RAM upgrade combined. Also, 2GB is the bare minimum I would run Windows 7 on, so keeping an eye on your RAM usage will tell you if you are running out and it is hitting the hard drive or not. I'm guessing you probably are sometime or another. An SSD offers real world performance increases in almost everything you do, with the falling prices, it is hands down the best bang-for-the-buck upgrade!
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12 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

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12 Aug 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gary View Post
My score is 5.9 and unless I get an SSD it will not go any higher. The rest of my numbers are 7.6.
5.9 is as high as a mechanical hard drive can score in Windows 7.
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15 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Thanks

Thanks to all of those of you who posted replies to my missive. I guess I'll just have to prowl the ads and see if I can't pick up a SSD. At least it will be useful for any other box I may obtain.
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15 Aug 2013   #10

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lisa374 View Post
Thanks to all of those of you who posted replies to my missive. I guess I'll just have to prowl the ads and see if I can't pick up a SSD. At least it will be useful for any other box I may obtain.
I think that's the best plan. A 128gb or so ssd for the os and your spinner for data. Your 6.8 gpu is not that bad. I have one box that is 6.8/6.8 gpu and another that's 7.5/7.5. In everyday work I see little difference, there is a difference in games. After a new monitor look for a cpu/mobo combo.
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