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    • blondeonblonde
    • By blondeonblonde 18th Mar 17, 7:45 AM
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    New desktop opinions please
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    • 18th Mar 17, 7:45 AM
    New desktop opinions please 18th Mar 17 at 7:45 AM
    Current pc is HP CQ5308uk Athlon 11x2, 3gb ram 320gb hdd

    It is used for homework, sims 4 and general internet stuff.
    Running slow, hanging, still on windows 7.

    I've been looking on eBay and found this

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-Compaq-6200-Pro-Intel-Core-i5-CPU-3-10GHz-4GB-RAM-240GB-SSD-Win-10-/112312049713?hash=item1a2651e031:g:x1wAAOSw4A5YrXe y

    Am I on the right track? I don't mind refurbished and would like ssd
    Thanks for looking
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    • alexhardy
    • By alexhardy 18th Mar 17, 9:27 AM
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    • #2
    • 18th Mar 17, 9:27 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 9:27 AM
    Yes,it's better choice then yours
    but you can search more,mb find better
    • jbuchanangb
    • By jbuchanangb 18th Mar 17, 2:34 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 2:34 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 2:34 PM
    I bought one of these

    and had no problem at all with it.

    I gave the monitor away because I kept the one I had already.
    • bikerchris
    • By bikerchris 18th Mar 17, 4:01 PM
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    • #4
    • 18th Mar 17, 4:01 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 4:01 PM
    Just a random thought, but it sounds like at one point your current computer worked fine and is probably just cluttered up with unnecessary files and a slightly conflicted operating system. If you knew someone with a basic understanding of computers, they could get you an SSD for between £40-70 (128-240GB storage), install Windows 7 and your programmes onto it.

    Even if the computer did eventually die, you could move that newly bought SSD into any future machine you wanted, or even get a case for it and use it as a very large and fast external drive.

    Just my 2 cents
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    • were
    • By were 18th Mar 17, 4:15 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 4:15 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 4:15 PM
    jbuchanangb, that looks like the optiplex gx620 with a celleron cpu we had at work, but Dells ranges look similar, and no cpu or system models given on the page. Persoanlly x64 on 4Mb, is a bit like x32 with 2mb. My dell supported a max of 4GB

    To be fair although twice the price, would rather get the Lemovo laptop from this thread http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5618114 than my dell spec (which may not be your dell spec?)
    • flapjackboy
    • By flapjackboy 18th Mar 17, 4:50 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 4:50 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 4:50 PM
    I would suggest that you add a regular mechanical hard drive and just have your SSD for the operating system and any applications where the additional access speed would be an advantage. Do not use an SSD for long term data storage.

    Why? Because if a regular drive fails, there's still a chance your data can be recovered. When an SSD fails, that data is gone for good.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 18th Mar 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 5:09 PM
    jbuchanangb, that looks like the optiplex gx620 with a celleron cpu we had at work, but Dells ranges look similar, and no cpu or system models given on the page. Persoanlly x64 on 4Mb, is a bit like x32 with 2mb. My dell supported a max of 4GB
    Originally posted by were
    I have a 2007/8 Dell XPS 420 desktop with 4GB ram, SSD plus a conventional hard drive. It runs Win 10 64 bit. The SSD is just used for the OS and applications as suggested above.

    I also have a Dell laptop of a similar vintage with 2 gb ram running 32 bit Win 10

    Speed wise there is no comparison. The desktop smokes the laptop in every respect.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 19th Mar 17, 10:37 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:37 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:37 PM
    Hi OP sorry those 7010's went as a job lot last week to a refurb company for £75 each
    One of those would have been great for you too sorry


    I don't sell computers as a rule, they were just some spare ones that we didn't really have a use for..
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    • blondeonblonde
    • By blondeonblonde 19th Mar 17, 10:51 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:51 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 10:51 PM
    Thanks anyway
    Should I look for that model on eBay then do you think?
    • bsod
    • By bsod 19th Mar 17, 11:01 PM
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    reinstall Windows7 first.
    Don't you dare criticise what you cannot understand
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 19th Mar 17, 11:01 PM
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    I don't really like advising what computers to buy :/
    I don't usually participate in these types of thread .. It looks like you've got some good advice above (Edit : Not BsoD)


    I would definitely advise getting a refurb business machine though and OptiPlex's are great machines.
    The 760's and 780's (biscuit tins lol) are a bit tired now so I personally wouldn't bother with anything less than a 7010


    Like I say though, don't pay too much heed to that as I see life through Dell tinted glasses as all the corporate gear , servers, LTo devices , switches desktops and laptops iv installed and worked on for the last 17 or so years have been Dell
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    • NiftyDigits
    • By NiftyDigits 20th Mar 17, 12:46 AM
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    I agree that the spec on the original PC is not that bad.
    When 120GB SSD was just £25, I would suggest a swap and a clean install. Now at closer to £50, perhaps a clean install of Windows 7 should be considered before doing anything else.
    If you decide to go for an SSD and clean install now, remember that you can place the SSD into your next refurb. So it won't go to waste in any case.
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