Build Advice Upgrade Watching web videos\Software development\Non gaming

kenmtb

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Hi-
My PC is used mainly for watching web videos and Visual studio development.
The machine is stock (specs below) and seems to have slowed down gradually.
I tried cleaning unused plugins, programs, apps etc.

Would upgrading memory and the drive be the way to go or should I look at a different system?
I am looking at some $300 range work stations on febay.

What specs should I look for or upgrade to?
Thanks

Current Specs:
PC purchased new about 2 years ago
OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
System Model Inspiron 3650
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, 2712 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 5.04 GB
HDD: 1TB SCSI
Disk space used: 309GB
 

kenmtb

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All of the cores continually change from 40-70% Memory is %84 6.67/7.9GB
I got the system from Staples and it ran OK until I started using VS2019.
 

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