What is your budget for this?I'm planning to buy new DDR2 RAM and GPU for my uncle's old, Intel Pentium 4, GeForce 8500 GT powered PC from 2008. Any suggestions?
Dunno the rest of the specs, I'll take a look at them. And ye, I might replace my old SSD, put that there and get a new one.What are the rest of your specs?
Make/model of motherboard cpu/hdd ram/psu...
What does he use it primarily for?
In what way do you feel that the pc is not doing the job?
What is your budget?
a 2 x 2gb kit is a good idea, 2gb alone does not work well.
The very best performance improver for an old pc is to replace a windows C drive HDD with a ssd. It is easy to do and the results are remarkable.
8500GT should do the job for anything but gaming.
For games, nothing less than a GT1030.
I would not bother with a GT210.
How often does your uncle use this computer? The Pentium 4s were notorious for heat generation, and processors this old did not have sophisticated idle modes to reduce power consumption. Same for old GPUs. I wouldn't be surprised if his system is burning 150+ watts at idle. By comparison a modern system idles at around 25 Watts.I'm planning to buy new DDR2 RAM and GPU for my uncle's old, Intel Pentium 4, GeForce 8500 GT powered PC from 2008. Any suggestions?