A question that we all have to ask ourselves
at some point, should I get… a new computer. Sometimes you ask yourself because your computer
doesn’t seem to be able to handle all your games and programs as fast as it used to. And other times, you’re just trying to convince
yourself that you need a new one so you can upgrade to the latest and greatest. So clearly, there’s a lot to consider when
thinking about this, and there isn’t any straightforward answer. And if you’re hoping that I’LL give you an
excuse to upgrade to a new computer you don’t need… Well I might just do that I think the most important thing to do first
is divide up your reasons for upgrading into two catagories. What you want, and what you need. AND YOU HAVE to be honest with yourself here. 99% of the time when you hear someone say
“I need to do this” or “I need to get that”, they don’t actually need it, and hey, I’m
no exception to this. Also, you need to consider the specifics of
WHY you need a particular upgrade, whether it’s one component, or the entire computer. Let’s start off with cases where you would
NEED to upgrade your computer, because these are really easy. Now, I’m not even talking about the obvious
case where your computer is broken or something, because that’s a no brainer. Rather, it may be that your computer is unable
to do something that you consider really important. It doesn’t have to be a matter of life and
death. For example, perhaps ALL your friends just
got a new video game, but your computer doesn’t meet the minimum specs. Sure, you don’t NEED to play the game in the
sense that you won’t die without it, but it would really suck to be the only one not able
to join in the fun. Or another example is if you’re like me and
use your computer for work and it needs to be pretty powerful, in my case to render videos. So, the longer and higher the resolution the
video is, or the more effects I use, the more time it will take to render. If you have a low power computer, sure, you
COULD wait an entire day for a video to render, but what if it fails, or you realize you made
a mistake? That’s another case where having a more powerful
computer can probably save you way more time and money in the long run. And it doesn’t have to be a job either, it
could be a hobby you spend a lot of time on. If you get to the point where your computer
makes it not necessarily IMPOSSIBLE, but IMPRACTICAL to do something you either need or really
want to do, then I think it’s totally justifiable to upgrade. Now what if you know your computer is fully
capable of doing everything you need, but there’s still a little voice in your head
telling you that it’s just not good enough? If you’re like me, your brain might jump through
a lot of hoops to convince you that you that getting a shiny new machine will solve all
your problems! But we need to take a logical viewpoint here,
and not get ahead of ourselves. First thing to consider, is what EXACTLY do
you want to get out of the new computer, or even an expensive new component? Do you want to be able to run your favorite
game on the next higher graphics setting? Do you want to get a higher framerate, or
higher resolution? Is there any other reason besides video game
performance? That last one is especially important, because
many times you don’t necesssarily have to upgrade the whole computer, but just a component
or two. So let’s say your computer runs completely
fine 99% of the time, but just can’t run games as fast as you’d like. Honestly, it probably wouldn’t make sense
to upgrade the whole computer just for game performance, unless it’s REALLY old. You’d probably be able to get away with just
upgrading the graphics card. Or maybe it is the case where the computer
overall is pretty slow and frustrating. I still wouldn’t just jump right into a new
computer, because there are a few options you can take beforehand. I think the BIGGEST improvement you could
make is upgrading from a regular hard disk to a solid state drive, if you don’t have
one already. People always seem to talk about getting more
RAM, but that doesn’t always necessarily improve performance. Getting an ssd WILL almost always improve
performance, because a mechanical harddrive is so slow compared to other components in
a computer, and often the bottleneck. Anything from copying files, to searching
through folders in explorer, or loading the map in a video game. Not only is this because SSDs have faster
read and write speeds in general, but also because you don’t have to worry about fragmentation. In a hard drive, files are stored all over
the physical platters, which means if you have to access lots of little files at once,
the drive head has to physically move back and forth more to read them, which relatively,
takes LONG time. With a solid state drive, there is no drive
head, so files can be accessed instantly no matter what. So seriously, try upgrading to an SSD before
you do anything. Now let’s say you already have an SSD, but
the computer is still pretty slow. Unless it’s slow during video games, upgrading
your graphics card probably won’t help, so let’s scratch that off. That leaves two main components left, the
RAM and the CPU. Now this is tricky because a bottleneck in
either might manifest itself very similarly. If you don’t have enough RAM or it’s very
slow, it doesn’t matter how fast your CPU is because the RAM can’t queue up the data
to be processed fast enough. And oppositely, if you have a slow CPU and
fast RAM, even though the RAM can queue up data to be processed quickly, the CPU can
only do it slowly anyway. Now I will say that 9 times out of 10, the
main bottleneck WILL be the CPU, especially if the computer is old. But the cases where RAM will be a big factor
is either if you just don’t have nearly enough at all, or if you are running some seriously
heavy hitter programs, or just a ton of programs in the background at all times. That’s because a program will only ever use
as much RAM as it needs to, most everyday programs really don’t need much. In my opinion, these days if you have less
than 8 gigabytes of RAM, then yea it might very well be causing a noticeable bottleneck
in your computer, and would be worth it to add more, even if you only run basic programs. I think 8 gigabytes is a reasonable minimum. Between 8 and 16 gigabytes will certainly
depend on what kinds of programs you’re running. If you play video games, but don’t really
run any other heavy duty programs like a video or photo editor, or you don’t have many programs
running at once, you could probably justify going up to 12 gigabytes. Above that though is probably overkill, and
I’d be surprised if you noticed any difference from 12 to 16. As for MORE than 16 gigabytes, well if you
need that much, you’d know it. Like I mentioned before, this would be for
people who do multimedia editing, use CAD software, deal with huge databases, virtual
machines, that sort of thing. In those cases, the software will pretty much
use as much RAM as you can throw at it, especially when larger file sizes are involved. This is within reason of course, it’s not
like I’d recommend ANYONE to go out and get 100 Gigabytes of RAM, if you could even install
that much in the first place. But for example, I have 32 gigabytes of DDR4
RAM, and for me that seems to be enough for me. Anyway, what I’d suggest is if you have 8
gigabytes of RAM or less, and you’re willing to spend a bit on an extra 4 gigabytes, assuming
you aren’t happy with your current performance. Finally, one easy way you can check is to
use the built in “Resource Monitor” in windows, to see how much RAM is being used by each
program. Alright so enough about RAM, let’s get to
the real brains of the computer. If you know that all your other components
are sufficient, then that just leaves the CPU. Doesn’t matter how much RAM you have, how
fast your SSD, or how powerful your graphics card, a slow CPU will mean a slow computer. Now if you know anything about building computers,
or maybe not even, you probably realize that upgrading ONLY your CPU really just don’t
make sense. If your CPU is too slow, you may as well go
get a whole new computer. Though you could of course re-use some components
if you’ve upgraded them more recently, but I’m getting ahead of myself. If you’re wondering why you can’t just upgrade
your CPU, well there are a couple reasons. First of all, CPU sockets on motherboards
change every few years as new CPUs come out. So chances are if you buy a brand new CPU
it wouldn’t even fit into your current motherboard. Even if it did, your other components would
still be old, and then you’d have everything else causing bottlenecks. However, I do need to mention that if you
know what you’re doing or you’re willing to learn, instead of buying a whole new computer,
you might be able to overclock your current CPU. Depending on the CPU itself, and your cooling
situation, you could definitely squeeze out some extra power. But that’s beyond the scope of this video. Now as I mentioned before, your might still
be able to re-use some of your old components to save money, but you’d really only want
to do this if you had upgraded them recently enough where they’re still decent. But obviously, you can really only do this
if you build your own PC, because you can’t exactly buy a new computer off the shelf with
no RAM or hard drive. So for example, if your computer is several
years old, but just last year you bought a brand new graphics card for it, well duh,
re-using that is a great way to save a ton of money. Or uou could cannibalize a fan or two if they’re
good ones. And in some cases, you MIGHT even be able
to transfer your copy of Windows to the new machine, but not always, I’m not going to
get into that. However, you should also consider that many
times, pre-built PCs ARE actually cheaper than buying every piece of hardware individually. So unless you know you want to build your
own, don’t bother doing so just so you can re-use your CD drive or something like that
[Haha]. You could find that for the SAME price as
building a PC without a graphics card, you could buy a pre-built with an even better
one. Though I think most of you should already
have an idea of whether you’d want to build your own anyway. So let’s tie this all together. I hope I can assume that most of you can figure
out whether you NEED to get a new computer or upgrade. And if you just WANT to, it will come down
to how much you’re willing to spend, and how big of a difference it will make. Individual components are usually an easier
decision, because they’re obviously cheaper, and don’t take as much work as setting up
a whole new computer. In my opinion, I tend to only upgrade my entire
computer when I NEED to. Mostly because it’s a huge pain to set everything
up again, plus it costs way more. I built my current computer in 2014, and I
think it still runs completely fine for my purposes. Though I have upgraded my graphics card since
then, and I’ve had my CPU overclocked from the beginning. So in my case, I definitely think I’ll be
able to get at least another year out of this guy as long as nothing breaks. Well, I think that’s it, in the end you really
have to make the decision yourself, I just hope I am able to give you some things to
think about that might help. But anyway I’d love to know what you guys
think, like if you like to upgrade as often as you can, how come? Also if you want to keep watching, I’ll put
some other videos right here, including some ways to speed up your computer without buying
anything. And if you want to subscribe, I make new videos
tuesday thursday saturday, should be worth it. So thanks for watching guys, I’ll see you
next time, have a good one.

Should You Get a New Computer? Or Even Upgrade?
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100 thoughts on “Should You Get a New Computer? Or Even Upgrade?

  • July 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm
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    Hey Joe need help getting a gaming pc can u help

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  • July 18, 2017 at 5:16 am
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    My question for you is I need an anti-virus program for my daughter's laptop and it has Windows Vista- my preferred antivirus program is not compatible. What shall I do OTHER THAN choose different antivirus??

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  • July 22, 2017 at 3:01 pm
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    My computer is about 10 years old

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  • July 23, 2017 at 6:42 pm
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    My friends can turn on their PC but i can't. But I don't need to buy a new computer. It isn't life or death. I can do lots of things like stare at my motitor and watch no signal jumping around and I can throw it outside the window my computer and it does same thing when it was sitting at my desk.

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  • July 29, 2017 at 9:56 am
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    I can't believe it, I think I gave you some 7 or 8 views.. I fell asleep as soon as I started the first video because of your monotonous voice. Please theo, work on your speaking skills. some vocabulary and some tone would do magic for you.

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  • August 6, 2017 at 7:57 pm
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    I upgraded my computer because I wanted an m.2 SSD, and more sata III ports.

    Sandy Bridge to Ryzen, best decision I've made

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  • August 7, 2017 at 2:52 am
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    You gave me the business with your double your graphics for free spiel, good form, you have my respect.

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  • August 14, 2017 at 12:10 am
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    Nah, you just need to change its oil.

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  • August 17, 2017 at 5:33 pm
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    i have computer from bank and IT is sloooooooooooooow

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  • August 18, 2017 at 7:17 am
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    my uncle has 1gb of ram running windows 10 64bit
    its ddr2 ram and his computer is from the early 2000s

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  • August 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm
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    can i upgrade my tab laptop by hp

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  • August 25, 2017 at 11:54 pm
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    THIO JOE PLEASE CAN YOU MAKE A VIDEO ABOUT INSTALLING A PROCESSOR INTO A LAPTOP..

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  • September 3, 2017 at 4:49 pm
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    build a pc

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  • September 5, 2017 at 12:39 am
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    UPgrading the CPU can be a valid thing in a lot of cases, but it requires a bit of research on the user's part. Say for instance someone has performance problems, but they are running an i3. Upgrading to an i5 from the same generation could help a lot at a reasonably low price.
    Or say for instance that you are running a system with an i5 2300 (lowest level sandybridge) that means your motherboard has a socket 1155 for the CPU. That socket can also fit a Core i5-3570 which is a newer generation and is also clocked higher. It's an older processor so you'll probably be able to find it reasonably cheap new or you can check eBay and it will give your system quite a boost.
    A CPU is much more important to system speed then the speed or type of the RAM connected to it. The jump from DDR2 to DDR3 makes less then 10% difference in system speed. All the other components on a motherboard have much slower connections to your CPU then your RAM anyway.
    So my advise is to check your motherboard brand and model and look it up in the CPU compatability list for on the manufacturers website to see what CPU's you could upgrade to.
    Then do a google search with your CPU model vs thenew CPU model to see comparisons to check if it's worth it.

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  • September 14, 2017 at 7:50 pm
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    Great channel.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 2:21 am
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    yup held on to a 8350 for about 4 years, and just added a rx550. ton of other crap, so you are right.

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  • October 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm
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    what do i do if the bottleneck of my computer is intel hd graphics

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  • October 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm
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    I always want to, but can't afford it

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  • October 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm
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    i have an i5 2400 3.1 ghz geforce gt 710 2gb vram and 4 gb ram

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  • November 11, 2017 at 7:47 pm
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    My laptop is dying. The hard drive is failing, the ram is not working right, and the cooling system goes crazy

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  • November 20, 2017 at 3:51 am
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    I have a 2010 iMac. I edit 4K video sometimes and am an avid gamer. It still can edit (although about 1 FPS if doing 4K). I also am getting into solid works, which is only available on Windows.
    Should I consider getting a new computer ?

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  • December 3, 2017 at 2:41 am
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    my computer is 10 years old and runs windows 10

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  • December 3, 2017 at 3:04 pm
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    I have a tower pc from 2010 and already the ram upgraded from 3 to 8 Gb and replaced the videocard of 512 Mb with a 1Gb one and the 64 bit Windows 10 is running fine again.

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  • December 13, 2017 at 1:41 pm
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    What if I use a Laptop?…

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  • December 17, 2017 at 12:25 am
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    who watching this on a crappy pc?

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  • January 28, 2018 at 10:57 pm
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    If only apps and the OS are on the SSD but due to size constraints everything else stays on the regular older hard drive, is there noticeable improvement? Also what's best way to transfer (mostly media) files from an older drive to a SSD?

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  • January 29, 2018 at 2:50 pm
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    My current pc is like 15 years old o more. Pentium 4, 2 gb ram and so on. I have W7 on it now and changed the harddrive to an ssd but tomorrow…I get my new computer, sadly with W10 but I think I can manage it, I hope..

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  • February 2, 2018 at 4:25 pm
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    I have 4GB 1600mhz ram , should i get 8GB because even on startup im using like 70% of my ram and if i open Opera or Chrome browser they are like ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽ comeee let me eat youuu (220MB ram left)

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  • February 18, 2018 at 5:46 pm
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    I use a MacBook 4,1 with an SSD and 2gb of ram (OS X 10.7.5)

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  • February 22, 2018 at 9:41 pm
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    My current computer is really bad, all of my games are really laggy and slow. When i turn on the computer, it takes so long to load. Im thinking about getting a new computer.

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  • March 25, 2018 at 9:24 pm
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    My computer was made in 2004 and was bought for $1300. Upgrade or buy new?

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  • March 28, 2018 at 12:18 pm
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    nice

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  • March 28, 2018 at 5:33 pm
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    I’m here ba cause ima thinking of upgrading so I can run vr

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  • March 28, 2018 at 5:39 pm
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    I7 what I want athlon 2 What I have

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  • March 31, 2018 at 8:03 pm
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    Thanks for doing this. I know this is tough topic. I just upgraded my video editing computer.

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  • April 1, 2018 at 11:04 pm
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    my computer does not even turn on

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  • April 5, 2018 at 9:31 pm
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    I still have windows xp. And when i try and open a program you either have to wait 2 minutes for it to open, or it just crashes.

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  • April 7, 2018 at 7:42 pm
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    Nice hair

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  • April 7, 2018 at 7:43 pm
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    My dream computer:
    1000 case
    Intel core i9
    GTX GeForce 1080
    100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 bytes
    oder stuffffffffffff

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  • April 27, 2018 at 4:18 am
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    My computer is a fujitu

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  • May 1, 2018 at 5:52 pm
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    just run task manager and look which components have to much usage

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  • May 4, 2018 at 11:14 am
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    I have hyperthreaded pentium. Should I upgrade?

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  • May 25, 2018 at 3:36 am
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    It's 3500 CPU it's high or low?

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  • May 25, 2018 at 3:45 am
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    My dream pc:
    16 Intel i7 core
    100000 GB
    Twin 5.8 kHz RAM
    THATS IT

    My computer has:
    1 Intel core ( idk why)
    1.8 kHz RAM

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  • June 5, 2018 at 6:24 pm
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    I have 2gb of ram

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  • June 7, 2018 at 6:36 am
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    My bedroom PC is just an old Core 2 Quad machine modded with a 771 2.5GHz Xeon. Got an ASUS STRIX 750Ti GPU in it, 7x HDD's + 1x 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD, XFX XTR 850W PSU, Gigabyte P45 mobo, Noctua CPU cooler, 8GB of 800MHz 5-5-5-18 DDR2 all in a Fractal Design R4 case with all fan spaces occupied (mostly with Noctua fans). This is my most reliable "built like a tank" machine. It is my Linux box and use it for watching TV shows, the occasional movie, documentaries, and other things, as well as web browsing, FB use and music and is also a bit of a file server. I have a nice 35" monitor for it and a set of KRK studio speakers. I see no need for any future upgrades anytime soon for what I use it for.

    My 'gaming' PC is now getting pretty old. It's using an old 2600K CPU in a Z68 ASUS mobo, with a Gigabyte G1 GTX 960 2GB, 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD, Corsair HX850W PSU, 4.5TB worth of HDD's, ASUS Essence STX II soundcard, 16GB of 1866MHz G.Skill ARES RAM, basic cooler I'm replacing soon to a new Noctua all in a NZXT H440 case. This is connected to my expensive stereo system and 50" TV. Next upgrade will be the GPU (again).

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  • June 27, 2018 at 5:06 pm
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    I run VM's and I need more RAM! I only have 16GBs!

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  • July 10, 2018 at 8:09 am
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    My PC is 16 years old, yes, it is a Windows XP. And my laptop 9 years old.

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  • July 17, 2018 at 8:44 am
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    I find that downloading a better CPU is better than downloading more RAM

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  • July 26, 2018 at 9:23 pm
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    Built my current pc in 2009 going to check how much more I could upgrade it but seems I just might need to get a new set-up

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  • August 4, 2018 at 9:17 am
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    ok i have a question. can i buy a new pc(probably i3) and use the old HDD and RAM in the new one? i mean i once did it with my older(P4) to current pc(core 2 duo) and its still working.

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  • August 10, 2018 at 4:40 pm
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    Even with 5 programs running and a video rendering my Windows 7 laptop never even used 5GB of RAM. I have 12GB and I have never even seen 50% usage. I would say 4GB of RAM is enough for a lot of people, 8GB is ideal and 12 – 16GB is a luxury. (I have an 8GB Surface, 8GB Dell Optiplex , 12GB HP ProBook and a 16GB custom PC.)

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  • August 17, 2018 at 6:50 pm
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    I started editing videos for YouTube and it can't handle the program I want to use. As soon as the money comes, I will be upgrading.

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  • August 25, 2018 at 3:13 am
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    Mine was manufactured in 2007, why am I even here the answer is YES

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  • August 31, 2018 at 12:01 pm
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    I think i will upgrade it.
    To make old pc useftul again.

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  • September 5, 2018 at 8:52 pm
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    Which is better? Upgrading my current potato or getting an entirely new computer

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  • September 6, 2018 at 8:06 pm
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    3 Year but with an intel core i7 4770k

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  • September 10, 2018 at 11:32 pm
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    Little voice in your head says do you really need to upgrade or get a new computer.

    Grabs hold of old computer drops of bridge yes I need a new computer.

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  • September 25, 2018 at 1:58 pm
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    Why didn't you address when your computer doesn't boot or is otherwise just acting shitty?

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  • September 25, 2018 at 8:42 pm
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    You have mentioned that the different versions of Windows have different RAM limits. How would your rendering be affected if you used a RAM drive for the work files?

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  • October 8, 2018 at 5:31 pm
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    I always up my vids on my phone, 'cuz my PC is a potato.

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  • October 20, 2018 at 1:31 am
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    I actually need a faster PC for running big programs and malware testing

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  • October 30, 2018 at 4:50 am
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    RAM can be kind of tricky, especially on older motherboards. Sometimes they won't boot with amounts that aren't to the power of two (like 6 GB or 12 GB), if you fill all the slots (like 4×4 GB for 16GB) you often need all modules to be the exact same, all slots filled will often run at slower speed, some RAM won't be stable with the motherboard (on newer boards manufacturers have info on this, but on older ones that info can be hard to come by).
    I've especially had trouble with DDR2 boards, put the wrong kind of RAM in (even though make and speed are supported) and you can't install any OS!

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  • October 30, 2018 at 5:37 am
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    still rocking an AMD FX-8350. It's dual use, when rendering video it also heats your apartment.

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  • October 31, 2018 at 2:44 pm
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    well i mostly go to that one place in poland where you tell them what you need and they build the computer for you
    example:i want a computer for the newest games on at least 250FPS
    and they do it :/

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  • November 21, 2018 at 8:03 pm
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    I was on the verge of getting a new computer, decided to upgrade to SSD and was amazed at the difference. used to go and get a coffee while Windoze loads, now it's almost instantaneous.

    Fragmentation is not cos your files are spread around, fragmentation occurs when you delete a file and then create a new file that's larger. The computer puts part of the file is put in the space left by the deleted file, adds a pointer on the end and sticks the rest of the file somewhere else on the drive. The more you delete and create files the more the space on your drive gets broken up and files end up in multiple blocks on the disc making retrieval slower and slower.

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  • November 26, 2018 at 3:28 am
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    Why do computers slow down about every 4-5 years (seems especially the case after updating the software)? Is it due to the silver tarnishing or is it due to the software updates or something else?

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  • December 1, 2018 at 2:00 am
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    So I am guessing my 36GB of RAM is overkill?

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  • December 1, 2018 at 7:23 am
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    My laptop has soldered on RAM so I f**ked up now. Minecraft taking almost all of the memory, same goes to Chrome, and unable to install 64-bit Windows on VM. And oh video editing.

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  • December 1, 2018 at 9:39 am
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    Good to see a YouTuber with a normal looking PC desk, you can tell yours is actually used for work and not a show set piece to impress people with

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  • December 8, 2018 at 2:47 am
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    My computer came yesterday and my monitor came today wow

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  • December 20, 2018 at 2:14 pm
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    I have a gt ( NOT GTX ) gt970…

    Do I need to upgrade or replace??

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  • December 27, 2018 at 8:02 pm
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    Upgraded my 9-year-old PC less than a year ago (SSD, graphics card, RAM). It made a big difference, but the motherboard died last week. So, just bought a sweet new gaming PC and added the old SSD as a scratch disk. Best of both worlds!

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  • December 28, 2018 at 2:47 pm
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    Solid state drive – I don't play video games and don't do much in the way of advanced video processing. I upgraded a laptop drive to an SSD a while ago. To be honest, I don't notice much difference in performance. SSDs do load the operating system quicker on startup. But the difference is now only a few seconds. Complex file searches are faster, especially if you're looking for, say, a text word in a large number of text files. But how often do most people do that?
    I'm a programmer, and compiling an app is faster. But again the improvement is marginal.
    I'm guessing that an SSD, having no moving parts, will be more reliable than a disk-based hard drive. But I don't know for sure.
    So, an SSD is decidedly neat. But the upgrade is not particularly advantageous for most users.

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  • January 3, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    Is it bad that I have 4GB of ram

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  • January 7, 2019 at 5:26 pm
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    I have a 10 year old Alienware that i'm currently still running. I've just replaced the HD Radeon with an RX480, new CPU and RAM. Runs great, however the downside is that the Motherboard will only support CPUs of past generations. So, eventually i will have no choice but to upgrade.

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  • January 13, 2019 at 8:21 pm
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    i use virtual machine and i have only 8 gb ram and it works great on win xp(the vm's os)

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  • January 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    I wanna to upgrade from noting to an slow computer this is warted

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  • January 31, 2019 at 5:01 am
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    i had this 1 week of pc problem. my gtx 950's fan failed thus i need to buy something affordable in my country, a gtx 1050ti, Im satisfied about it. And then my HDD decided to fail and wont boot up( i was a complete noob to HDD fragmentation and because of that i installed and uninstalled stuff a lot of time). I reinstalled the OS to my just bought SSD and formatted my HDD, was happy about the difference and speed! And then the pcie of my goddamn motherboard decided to fail, I cant play games and that sucks! I had no budget for a future proof motherboard so I just bought an outdated h110m, only 6th and 7th gen intel are allowed that's why it sucks, just wasted $60 just so i could work with my pc. But now, all is good.

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  • February 4, 2019 at 11:46 am
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    My pc can't even run roblox bruh

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  • March 8, 2019 at 4:04 am
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    What if you have a laptop…

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  • March 10, 2019 at 7:33 am
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    My PC is from 2013… It runs games fine but damn is DDR3 low speed 8GB bad for Chrome…

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  • April 11, 2019 at 11:33 am
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    Anyone who doesn't know this answer and how to check these things without watching videos about how to do it should stay out of the computer or maybe not use one at all.

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  • April 27, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    Let's see…
    APU, 4gb ram, 512gb HDD, takes 10 mins to boot, have to wait 3 minutes to check my notifications.

    I don't need to upgrade

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  • April 29, 2019 at 9:05 am
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    At work I have a laptop hooked up to a 4K display. The thing is the laptop is perfectly fine performance wise (i7 2630QM, 16GB RAM, SSD etc.) but it can only output 1080p on the 4K display. Now I'm wondering if being able to output the native resolution of 4K would justify getting a new computer (the laptop's GPU is soldered).

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  • May 4, 2019 at 12:57 pm
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    What about laptops? Are they just harder or impossible to upgrade? I travel, so streaming on laptop is good for me.

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  • May 17, 2019 at 9:21 pm
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    My Alienware is about 3 years old and it runs games these days pretty decent. However ,I do see it slowing down with battlefield V not much but some. So I guess the best way it buy a new graphics card .

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  • May 22, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    Specs
    AMD APU – 6110 WITH RADEON INTEGRATED GRAPHICS
    4GB RAM
    800GB HDD
    Hmmm takes 20 MINUTES to boot up and also flashes

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  • May 26, 2019 at 9:42 am
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    3 first minutes make me liked and subscribed. Very logical point Joe.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 10:40 pm
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    My computer is now 10 years old, should I replace it before it breaks or wait? I am not to concerned about performance.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 8:55 am
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    i dont need to upgrade, but it would be nice

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:24 pm
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    My current Pc:
    Windows XP Professional
    Service Pack 3
    AOC (or VOC lol) monitor
    Logitech keyboard
    Blackweb wireless mouse

    Yeah, it's embarrassing.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 3:28 pm
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    I HATE THIS COMPUTER IT ONLY HAS 1GB OF RAM!!!!!!

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  • August 11, 2019 at 1:58 am
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    its like in 5th grade (egypt system) when they teach that u want something you dont necessarily have to get it but if you need it you get it ex: i need water
    i want a pc

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  • August 27, 2019 at 8:13 am
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    yes, I need to get one cuz my PC started to dying 🙁
    making beep boop noises buzzing noises and hhhh noises for no reason and it has a lot of memory error and damaged sockets for put PC parts

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  • September 3, 2019 at 12:03 pm
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    thank you for this! I ordered an ssd and I hope that's all I need haha. id had my PC for about 5 years and I did a ton of research today and I was looking into buying a new gpu, ram and psu.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 8:34 am
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    you need 1 pc or laptop thats all.

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  • September 27, 2019 at 12:33 pm
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    my computer is so so so so so so fucking bad >:-(

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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    Just 3 months ago my PC started taking 45 mins just to start up then even after that it's slow af to the point it takes 5 mins to open chrome. I cant even have two tabs open without freezing. Ig it's time for a new PC.

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  • October 22, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    My computer blue screens when I open up chrome with the shortcut, so I have to double click roblox.

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