I'm not sure if the Windows 7 forum is the correct one, but i couldn't find another one that matched, so here it goes:
I have a Compaq PC (SR2150NX) that I have upgraded to 2gb of ram. I'm running Windows 7 Home Professional x64 and I find that the performance isn't very good. I want to upgrade something to boost performance but I can't think of what to upgrade.
Here are the specs of my system:
-2gb Dual Channel Ram (Running at 1 Channel because of the board)
- ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 (using 256 of main memory)
-120gb SATA 3gb/s HD
Here is the URL for my PC. http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/ho/WF06b/12132708-...
My Windows Experience is as follows:
Gaming Graphics: 3.1
Looking at that, it looks like I need to upgrade my video card.
What can you guys suggest?
Depends on what kind of performance issues you're having... is it just in games? If so, then a new video card would help. If it's not just games, then a new video card alone isn't going to help a lot. Keep in mind that low-end system may need a new power supply to handle a high-end PCI Express video card... I don't believe they even have the necessary connectors for the video card. It's most likely less than 300W... and that is just not enough. You need at least a good 450W power supply to handle one high-end PCI express card. (One is all you have to worry about... no chance of SLI or Crossfire with that motherboard).