I'm currently running an AMD 4200+ Dual Core, with 3GB of DDR2 800 RAM and a 250GB SATAII HDD (about 55% of capacity).
I'm finding that the PC is taking some time to load all the gumpf at the start (I regularly clean up the auto-start entries using TuneUp), when copying multiple large files between different folders the process slows to a crawl, and it chugs a bit when opening more than 1 app at the same time (such as the internet browser and Outlook).
I'm thinking of upgrading the CPU to at least a 5200+, maybe a 5600+ (very tight budget, I'm not looking at changing the mobo, so staying with AM2).
Thoughts? Will it help? Worth the money?