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How Should I Go About Upgrading My PC

by DBurns2015 / January 18, 2016 12:27 PM PST

Hi, so I have a HP Pavilion p6210f computer. Lately its been acting up and being rather slow. I've done virus sweeps and found nothing so Im guessing that my computer needs some maintenance/upgrades. Im good enough with computers that I can install the new parts myself but I don't know what parts I need or what my computer can take. Also if i was to upgrade my PC to the top of the line parts for what it can use would it cost more then just buying a new midrange PC?

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Link to that model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 18, 2016 12:40 PM PST
http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01852858

Now it has sufficient ram, so-so video and 300 Watt PSU. Maybe you just want it to boot and launch apps faster? How about shopping for a 500GB SSD? Last month we got them for 120 bucks.
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Re: acting up and rather slow
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 18, 2016 12:54 PM PST

That's rather vague, and could be just as caused by software as by hardware.

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01852858 has specs.
http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c01852858 has them also, in a somewhat more detailed format, and says the release date is 19-Aug-2009. That's more than 6 years ago. It even has a 56 kbps dial-up modem built in. Did it come with Windows 7?

Depending on what you do with it, i'd seriously consider to buy a new PC with Windows 10. The alternative is to go back to factory conditions with this PC. Then it should be as fast as it used to be. It has more than enough RAM; the motherboard and CPU are outdated, but if you are content with how it used to be, that's the cheap way out.

Kees

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