For every question, there's an answer -- and you'll find it here!


Printer-friendly copy
Top The PC Q&A Forum The Computer Forum topic #565737
View in linear mode

Subject: "Is it worth it at all?? " Previous topic | Next topic
kittenmuellerFri Nov-30-18 10:03 PM
Member since Sep 27th 2002
1375 posts
Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
"Is it worth it at all?? "


          

I have a Dell 5567 win 10, 1 yr old. I upgraded to 12 g Ram when I got it. It takes up to 16g. It came with 248 SSD and I upgraded to 500 SSD. it runs fine, but I am always looking for the "need for speed'. I certainly cannot get a new one ( husband would kill me ) . Is it worth upgrading Ram to 16 and a larger ssd or, would the speed difference be undetectable??

"kitten with a mean streak"

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Replies to this topic

lenjackFri Nov-30-18 11:58 PM
Member since Nov 13th 2001
1434 posts
Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
#1. "RE: Is it worth it at all?? "
In response to kittenmueller (Reply # 0)


          

I don't think so, unless you're already pushing it to it's absolute limits.

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

    
kittenmuellerSat Dec-01-18 12:05 AM
Member since Sep 27th 2002
1375 posts
Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
#2. "RE: Is it worth it at all?? "
In response to lenjack (Reply # 1)


          

Yeah thats what i thought. And nope, not pushing it at all

"kitten with a mean streak"

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

therubeTue Dec-04-18 04:30 PM
Member since Jan 22nd 2003
16506 posts
Click to send private message to this authorClick to view this author's profileClick to add this author to your buddy list
#3. "RE: Is it worth it at all?? "
In response to kittenmueller (Reply # 0)


  

          

Even on a newer machine (new purchase), I would be careful of what you get (& how that compares to what you may have).

Talking low end machines, but what one would "expect" to be fairly powerful (or maybe I expect too much)?

As in like basic OEM desktop boxes (Dell, HP), 8 GB RAM, i5 8500's, HDD, Win10 ($400 price range).


IMO, they run poorly.
I'm new to Win10, but there is a ton of (to me) crap going on (in addition to all the "monitoring" & reporting).

Maybe it has to do with 10?
AFAIK, these are not the 'T' CPU's (lower power, performance).


Anyhow, my (now) ancient i5-750, 4 GB RAM, Win7 reacts better then these new "powerhouses". My Win7 is clean. All my machines are clean. (The XP I'm on now, is clean.)

I don't really know that I understand the "concept" of SSD - as in where or to whom it is beneficial. (I've never had one).

I can cold start any of my machines, to the desktop, without undo background crap going on, quickly.

While these new desktops may have the raw "performance" numbers that are better then my i5-750, they seem slower. They seem to take longer to get to the desktop (though that is not particularly a concern) & they do take longer to be in a "clean" state. And they lack that quick feel that I am used to (& that is with maximum Performance settings, except I do enable shadows on desktop icons).


So would "updating" my ancient i5-750 to a new i5 8500 be worth it at all? I'd say that's pushing it.

Would "updating" my (still old) i5-3570, 16GB RAM, Win7 to one of these new bargain boxes be worth it at all? No!

--------------------------------------
BANK OF AMERICA.COM ONLINE BANKING SUCKS IN THE HUGEST WAY IMAGINABLE

Newegg.com's new image gallery layout sucks in the hugest way imaginable too !
And now they're using JavaScript to "turn" pages to boot ! SUCKS

  

Alert Printer-friendly copy | Reply | Reply with quote | Top

Top The PC Q&A Forum The Computer Forum topic #565737 Previous topic | Next topic
Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.27
Copyright 1997-2003 DCScripts.com
Home
Links
About PCQandA
Link To Us
Support PCQandA
Privacy Policy
In Memoriam
Acceptable Use Policy

Have a question or problem regarding this forum? Check here for the answer.