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Need advise on upgrading storage in desktop pc

Sep 16, 2017 11:39AM PDT

Hi,

I want to upgrade my system's storage and RAM.
Here is the link to my system config detail : https://ibb.co/gey0dk
I am looking to add a 2 tb 7200 or more RPM hdd in the system as the current 1 TB hdd is running out of space. Currently i have 2 X 4 GB RAM and i want to boost it to 16 gb which is the max capacity of the motherboard. I need to run virtual box , in order to run linux in it.

Is it advisable to add a SSD hdd in the current system config?

There is a issue with my graphic card (i think) because when i increase the monitors brightness the screen looks weird and when i decrease its brightness, the content on screen looks better. Is it the issue of Graphic card or monitor?


Please suggest all the options.

Thanks,

Sanny.

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Re: upgrade
Sep 16, 2017 12:21PM PDT

Drive: it's totally up to you to choose between:
1. Add a 500 GB SSD and install Windows on that. Then you have 1.5 GB and a faster system.
2. Add a 1 TB HDD. Then you have 2 TB.
3. Cleanup, so you have more space on the current drive (not a good choice, if you really need 1 TB, of course)

Monitor: Try another monitor and you know the answer to your question. I don't think it's the graphic card, but only you can do the test.

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Sep 16, 2017 3:42PM PDT

Only you know how much storage space you need.
Grab a copy of ccleaner and see what it can find.
Is it possible to archive some of this stuff on the hdd?
Do you have backup of this hdd?

Ram.
You have two slots so you will need a 2x8GB kit to go to 16GB.

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