Should i upgrade this computer? Or buy/build a new one?

  Terry Brown 20:47 27 Dec 2011

If (as you say) it has been used as a work computer - In a work enviroment- it will have been configured for office type files and not graphic work.

It could be clogged up with data files and badly need defraging, memory very low ( suggest for games - if using XP 3gb or Win 7 4gb.

It could also be something like a clogged CPU fan, causing it to run slow and /or overheat.

I would suggest you go for a new (or newer- Look out for computers being sold where other people have bought(or been given) a new one for Christmas), as now the prices should be dropping.

Terry

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