[SOLVED] What should I upgrade?

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So I have an old hp dc7800 ssf with a core 2 duo 2.33ghz with intel acceleration 3100 integrated gpu and 2 gigs of ram which I used when I was a kid and then I left it in the storage for 5 years yesterday I dusted it off and did a fresh install of windows and installed the drivers. But the issue is that it lags while playing 60fps youtube videos so my question is should I install a cheap gpu like a r5 240 or gt 730 or upgrade my cpu to a core 2 quad I only need it for streaming youtube videos.
 

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Upgrade everything, lol. Sorry, jokes aside. If only for youtube you only need a gpu. Even a gt 710 or even something as old as a gts 250 would do. It should solve the lagging.

cpu wont do much for youtube, you could get an ssd if you want it to be a bit faster on bootup or more ram but gpu should do the trick.
 

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Upgrade everything, lol. Sorry, jokes aside. If only for youtube you only need a gpu. Even a gt 710 or even something as old as a gts 250 would do. It should solve the lagging.

cpu wont do much for youtube, you could get an ssd if you want it to be a bit faster on bootup or more ram but gpu should do the trick.
 
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Upgrade everything, lol. Sorry, jokes aside. If only for youtube you only need a gpu. Even a gt 710 or even something as old as a gts 250 would do. It should solve the lagging.

cpu wont do much for youtube, you could get an ssd if you want it to be a bit faster on bootup or more ram but gpu should do the trick.
Thanks a lot I'll go buy a 10-20$ gpu and hopefully that'll solve the problem as my only requirement from this pc is YouTube streaming
My cpu utilization is 100% on youtube hopefully that will not cause any problems.
 
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A Core2Duo is not going to be adequate anymore, and those SFF machines aren't going to be very upgradeable. It's better to buy a newer machine than to try to upgrade.
Well my only requirement is youtube so it should good enough for that if not I'll just drop a core 2 quad in it
The one I have actually has support upto a q9550
I already have a main system I just need something to play youtube and be able to make excel sheets in my other room
 

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