CPU Swap? Worth it?

dpow86

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U can, all u would need to do would be a bios update to take piledriver with the 4100, if the motherboard does not alrdy have the latest bios.

A ssd would boost loading times and would see some performance increase.
 

Inferno1217

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I would start with a disk cleanup and defrag then make sure your computer is free of viruses. I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials for a virus scanner. You can also use Spybot and or Mawarebytes to scan for spyware. These are all free solutions. The pc shouldn't be slow at everything.
 


Has a good point, what is ur wife doing with the pc? if the cpu is being stressed to the point it lags well then an upgrade would fix it, if not then do what inferno said.
Also could be the single core performance of the bulldozer(FX) line, which is increased with piledriver the 8320, but not by much if its the issue
 

dragonbane

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I agree with Inferno. I would exhaust other options before you buy a new anything. On top of what Inferno said I would also run some hard drive checkups (S.M.A.R.T. or something similar) and some other diagnostic tests on your system. It would be a huge waste if you buy the new CPU and the system is still slow.
 
I'd try running a malware program like Malware bytes or Spybot S&D, for an anti virus I would recommend ESET Nod32. Then do disk clean-up and clear your temp files out. Then defrag it, and see if that improves the proformance.
 

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