So long story short, this computer is terrible. I'm no stranger to hardware, so don't be afraid to be technical with me.
The computer is an HP 110-459 . We live in Canada (So price things in CAD please). The computer has a few problems. The RAM usage when opening certain programs (Mainly Logos Bible Programs and Firefox) sky rockets, and when Logos is opened, the disk usage and activity tim hits 100% for minutes, straight. It's using an old APU (AMD E1 6010). 4GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM. 2 SATA Ports (Blah!)
Yeah.. Pretty terrible. That being said, initial results would lead me to believe that the HDD is bottlenecking the rest of the performance of the system. (RAM only hits 75% usage standard load from him)
So, I'm thinking that his drive needs to be replaced. We don't need to worry about mass storage, we have a NAS computer of sorts being used for that. Would you guys agree, disagree? If we replace the drive, we do not need Windows, we have a full retail copy.
We're also looking at upgrading RAM to 8GB or 16GB. Agree or Disagree? I'm worried about that PSU though. It's a max output of 65W, but being from a provider like HP, I'm guessing it's not giving 65W.
We'd like to keep this as cheap as possible. I have an SSD we can try on his system (I have a copy of WIndows (FUll Retail)). So we can test my theory. I'd just like some input, suggestions and pointers. I'm "good" but not as good as you all.