Should I Upgrade my PC

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asked Oct 19, 2011 by brandonj (121 points)
I have a dell dimension e310 that was purchased in 2006. Im thinking of upgrading to this [Dell][1]  
Here are the tech specs for Dell E310
Tech Specs


Intel Integrated Graphics

2GB of ram

CD/DVD Drive

Intel Pentium 4 2.82 GHZ Processor

Running windows 7 but sticker says compatible with vista


5 Answers

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answered Oct 19, 2011 by Compucore (2,451 points)
The only thing I would porbably change is the hard drive on it. Since Sata Drives are cheap. a 2 terabyte hard drive in Canada you can pick up for is about $75 new over here. That way you have more than enough space for it. And check to see if your PCIE can be used in there as well. Somce Dell computers have hat looks like daughter cards for the PCIE or a smaller version of it that makes it look like a half height on it.

I'm looking at the specs roughly here from dell at this link  

I know my lenovo I can still add in a PCI video card in it or change the current hard drive that put in there from a 500 gig to a 2 terabyte drive in it if I need to. But the amoutn of disk space that I really need is not worth upgrading on my lenovo thinkcentre over here. At least go with a change of the hard drive at least.
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answered Oct 19, 2011 by GilOsborne (586 points)
don't get a dell. dell is terrible. if your going to get a PC get HP.
commented Oct 19, 2011 by brandonj (121 points)
i have not had any problems with dell and my school uses dell we never have any problems with them
commented Oct 19, 2011 by Compucore (2,451 points)
Never had any problem with my two Dells over here. And I had purchased them from the office as well. Never ran into any problems with them over here.
commented Oct 20, 2011 by brandonj (121 points)
do you recommend the upgrade since i stream video, edit video, and etc
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answered Oct 19, 2011 by gppl (366 points)
The best upgrade for you is probably CPU. This one will work with your computer and give you quite a speed increase:
It is better than a Pentium 4 because it has 2 cores (twice the power) and is better designed.
Upgrading a CPU isn't terribly hard, you just have to be a little careful.
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answered Oct 20, 2011 by Billy Aoki (3,656 points)
I'm not sure about you guys, but I vote for buying a completely new system.

If anything, that is one horrible PC for today's standards unless you're on a really tight budget and you don't need a better performing PC.
commented Oct 20, 2011 by samjurgensen (31 points)
Same. So True.
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answered Oct 22, 2011 by Martinm (16 points)
If you are using computer only for surfing web then your computer is OK as it is.
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