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#246678 16-Feb-2019 18:54
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hi all, just interested in advice on my playtech pc, which is coming up 6 years old and doing pretty fine.


I play some strategy games but don't need heavy 3d graphics or a lot of processing power.


PC is starting to get a bit sluggish when a modern game is loaded (can respond slowly especially when alt-tabbed away from game and typing something like now).


Is there a sensible fix (eg 8gb more ram or a new graphics card) or should I wait and replace whole box?


cheers for any tips ! D




Specs below. (Also, I've got a 128gb SSD with OS, and 2tb HD)




Radeon Software Version - 17.7
Radeon Software Edition - Crimson ReLive
Graphics Chipset - AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
Memory Size - 1024 MB
Memory Type - GDDR5
Core Clock - 900 MHz
Windows Version - Windows 10 (64 bit)
System Memory - 8 GB
CPU Type - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz

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  #2181338 16-Feb-2019 20:54
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I'm guessing your games are installed on your mechanical hard drive.

Buy a decent size ssd and migrate everything over and it will feel like new again.

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  #2181624 17-Feb-2019 19:00
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I'm on similar spec system (except my 280X card died), and have no issues - I run 3x 240GB SSD though, no spinning disks in the system. So yeah, another SSD and maybe another 8GB of RAM would make a difference.

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  #2181664 17-Feb-2019 20:33
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Thanks both - that's good advice. I could squeeze a second ssd in for the executables I use the most.


Yes, amazing how long pcs last these days - other than one particular game, this one still feels great. 

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