I have an older desktop that was unused for a few years.
I just upgraded from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium.
I would like to speed it up a bit.
After the Windows 7 upgrade (not a clean install), I was asked to run chkdsk which I did and there were about 60 items needing repairs which were completed.
I also ran scandsk and defragmented.
It is running about the same speed as before.
I am wondering if adding some RAM would make a difference?
I will post the tower specs below and see what your opinions are. Is it worth it? What to buy?
Note that I have opened the box before to change out some bad capacitors in the power supply. I'm thinking that in this case I might take it to a local shop.
HP Pavilion a6120n PC (GC670AA) - specifications
Processor, Operating System and Memory
Operating system installed
Genuine Windows7 Home Premium (new)
Intel ® Viiv™ Processor Technology with an Intel ® Core™2 Duo Processor E4400
• 2.00GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800MHz Front Side Bus
Intel ® 945G Express Chipset
2048MB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM memory (2x1024MB for ultimate performance) (expandable to 4GB)
4 DIMM (240-pin, DDR2) (two available)
Internal hard disk drive
Hard disk controller
Serial ATA hard drive
Hard disk drive speed
Optical drive type
SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology
Optical drive speed
16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 8x DVD-R DL, 12x DVD-RAM, 16x DVD-ROM, 40x CDR, 32x CDRW, 40x CD-ROM ROM
Memory card device
15in1 memory card reader
Ethernet 10/100/1000BT integrated network interface
Intel ® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 64MB dedicated graphics memory. Up to 256MB Total Available Graphics Memory as allocated by Windows Vista®
High Definition Audio, 8 speaker configurable
HP multimedia keyboard
External drive bays
2 external 5.25"(one available), 1 external 3.5" (occupied)
External I/O ports
6 USB 2.0 port(s), 2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) port(s), Microphone/Headphone/Line-in, 2 PS/2; Digital Audio (In & Out); LAN; Rear speaker out/Side speaker out/Center out/Center (subwoofer); Microphone/Line-in/Line-out; VGA - Out
2 PCI slots (1 available), 1 PCI-E x1 slot (available), 1 PCI-E x16 slot available)