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pc upgrade

May 5, 2016 11:10AM PDT

My pc configuration
processor-intel pentium 2nd generation 2.6 GHz
mainboard-intel dh61ho
ram-2gb(1333bus)
when I open my browser and start browsing cpu useage goes upto 80% ram upto 90%
sometimes my pc restarts
if I change my mainboard with gigabyte 81 series motherboard and take 4gb ram of 1600 bus...how will be the effect?plz help me

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Unused memory is wasted memory.
May 5, 2016 11:37AM PDT

For Windows and Linux you best reading is 100% memory use as memory beats hard disk access every time.

But the restarts may point to maintenance issues. Are you keeping up with cleaning with the canned air? For desktops I like to get this done every few months. You?

As to RAM, use Crucial.com and tell which OS. If you are running a 32 bit OS, 2GB is fine.

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irregular usage
May 5, 2016 12:17PM PDT

I didn't clean since 1yr...what should I do now for better performance?

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I'd start now with the canned air.
May 5, 2016 12:23PM PDT

I missed which OS, 32 bit? 2GB to more doesn't do much.

64 bit? Hit Crucial.com to see what you can add.

See below about cleaning.

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os
May 5, 2016 12:35PM PDT

I use win 7(32bit)
if I upgrade with what I mentioned what do u think?can I get better performence?

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No.
May 5, 2016 12:54PM PDT

There are so many prior discussions about memory on 32bit OSes that I'll leave it at no. The performance even if we change to 64bit isn't going to change much. You may want to be sure your current setup is clean (canned air time) and that your PC is free from pests. Read http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/how-to-remove-pup-option-603542/#post-f742c795-5881-433b-a29b-6d758efe5cd3

Be sure you test this PC with another Admin capable account since sometimes it's an account issue with too many addons.

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Re: upgrade
May 5, 2016 11:42AM PDT

The motherboard hardly effects the speed. The CPU does. Moreover, the browser and its configuration (homepage, add-ons) make a difference.
No problem if the RAM is used for 90%. If you double the RAM that will become a smaller percentage, but there is no reason to suppose the browser will be faster.

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upgrade?
May 5, 2016 12:20PM PDT

if I change my motherboard?can I get better performence?

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Re: change motherboard
May 5, 2016 12:25PM PDT

If you change the motherboard to a modern one, you probably need to change the CPU, the RAM and the OS also. That's about the same as buying another PC.

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Mobo
May 5, 2016 12:08PM PDT

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