Advice on new computer

  hiwatt 17:49 PM 26 Dec 11
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Hi folks Could some of you recommend a good desktop computer around the £400 mark? I got a nice slim LED 22.5" HD monitor for christmas but I'm not sure if I'll get the full benefit of the HD as my current computer is 6 years old and it's time for an upgrade. I don't play games!I'm just looking for a good computer for everyday use.Thanks.

  Strawballs 18:02 PM 26 Dec 11

You might consider a barebones where you get the tower with motherboard memory, PSU and CPU fitted and you just transfer things like optical drives etc. all I suggest is you get a new graphics card.

Barebones

PC's

Just remember to add about £80 the cost of windows if you use any of these.

  hiwatt 18:15 PM 26 Dec 11

What is a good up to date graphics card?

  KRONOS the First 18:45 PM 26 Dec 11

Would need a few details about your current set up. What is your current graphics card and motherboard. If you do not know then install this. Belarus. This will give you the details of what's inside your PC.

  Strawballs 18:45 PM 26 Dec 11

You won't need a top end one unless your intending to play the latest games.

  KRONOS the First 18:46 PM 26 Dec 11

Belarus should read Belarc.

  hiwatt 18:12 PM 28 Dec 11

Hi Folks I've installed my new HD monitor and it's actually slowed the computer down a fair bit?I haven't installed any new drivers for it.Now I do only have (Don't laugh)256mb of RAM on this computer so I know I could definitely be doing with more RAM!Could increasing the screen resolution really slow down the computer a great deal?Here's the Belarc report

1.65 gigahertz AMD Sempron 128 kilobyte primary memory cache 128 kilobyte secondary memory cache 64-bit ready Not hyper-threaded

256 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 256 MB Slot 'A1' is Empty

Display

NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 (Microsoft Corporation) [Display adapter] LG E2260 [Monitor] (21.7")

  Woolwell 18:31 PM 28 Dec 11

Major problem is the only 256 Mb RAM. Is that really correct? If you have antivirus that will be using most of that.

New computer is required I suggest.

If you do a search you should find a reasonable base unit for general use (not gaming)for £400.

  Woolwell 18:31 PM 28 Dec 11

Major problem is the only 256 Mb RAM. Is that really correct? If you have antivirus that will be using most of that.

New computer is required I suggest.

If you do a search you should find a reasonable base unit for general use (not gaming)for £400.

  Woolwell 18:31 PM 28 Dec 11

Major problem is the only 256 Mb RAM. Is that really correct? If you have antivirus that will be using most of that.

New computer is required I suggest.

If you do a search you should find a reasonable base unit for general use (not gaming)for £400.

  Woolwell 18:32 PM 28 Dec 11

I only clicked once!

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