Yeah, which would require a whole new motherboard, RAM, and probably a new PSU.
For that price, he could just buy a brand new pre-built cheapy computer with everything new.
Thnx for the suggestion. System crawls when there are too many tabs open , if any pages are graphic heavy , or if multiple tasks are being done. Even opening a photo heavy pdf file takes time and scolling thru is stop and go and never smooth. Having spent 50K on the system several years back, kinda hard to throw it away for a new system. Have Tune up Utilities 2010 , Avira AntiVir Personal and WinPatrol Plus, so no virus/malware.