I have a Novatech 700mhz PC and its *!@:ing me off with the slowness. I have upgraded the RAM so it now has 128 + 256, whatever that is, but im looking to increase the speed a little more with the minimum of costs... Would it be possible to get a new motherboard and processor and wire in my existing hard drive, CD writer etc or would it be better just to give up and get a new pc? Also, are there any ways that i can free up my resources cos my CPU usage rarely drops below 40% and hits 100% whenever i open applications? My PC runs 30 processes on standby but a lot of that is virus-scan and firewall. Any help would be much appreciated...
If i was to buy a motherboard bundle is it simply a matter of screwing it into my existing case and connecting all the other components or is there more to it? Also will i retain the data on my hard-drive etc..?
If you are doing video editing and complex CAD I would think you need loadsa memory, the more the better.
Hard drive data should be unaffected, but although this is a straighforward replacement operation, care with components should be taken. Sorry don't want to patronize but I don't know your past experience with upgrading PCs.
Looking at the novatech bundles i think that my budget probably limits me to the £105 or £145 options. Are the advantages of the more expensive bundle worth the extra £40?
With regard to the fitting you were right to give me that advice. The most complex thing that i have done is to fit new ram and a CD-Writer... Are there any specific steps that i should take extra care with and will the bundle come with fitting instructions?