Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I Need Your Computer Advice.

As if last week wasn't already terrible enough, let's toss one more problem onto the pile. When it rains, it pours.

It seems my desktop computer, whom has been with me since 2009, may be on its way out. Over the course of the past few days, I've gotten multiple Blue Screens of Death -- essentially, major computer crashes that forced the system to suddenly shut down. The death knell may be sounding for my HP Pavilion. I had the hard drive replaced nearly two years ago exactly. A year ago, the graphics card became faulty, which I also had replaced. At some point, the diminishing returns will make repair on this computer obsolete. Considering it was state of the art in 2009, I'm already operating with a dinosaur of a computer as it is.

Here's a quick rundown of my current computer specs.
  • Windows Vista SP2 32 Bit System
  • Pentium Dual Core E5300 @ 2.6 Ghz
  • 4 GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM Memory
  • 1024 MB Nvidia GeForce 210 Graphics Card
  • 1 TB Storage Hard Drive
  • Pegatron Eureka3 Motherboard
  • CD / DVD Writable Disc Drive
I am curious if it would be more cost effective for me to purchase a new computer, or rebuild my current one with the latest hardware. I have no knowledge of building computers, so I'd have to let my local computer shop do it for me.  Here's where I turn to you, my audience, for advice. Those of you with computer know-how, tell me what you think. Should I start from scratch, or do a restoration on my current model? Your input would be greatly appreciated.

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