Updating an old computer
When you bought your current desktop a few years ago it seemed like the fastest thing, especially compared with the PC it replaced. Does your PC start out fine but slows down once you've been using it for a while?
Now that it's starting to feel slow itself, what should you do about it? If that's the case you should be able to upgrade a component or two and get on with your life. If your system is slow starting up, slow performing day-to-day tasks, and slow shutting down, it's possible that your hard drive is full and needs paring down. Uninstall programs you no longer use, delete extraneous video files, and if you're using Windows try running Disk Cleanup.
Currently, most Windows-based personal computers, found at such stores as your local Best Buy or Wal-Mart, are not capable of running newer video games.
My rule of thumb is that upgrades should typically be done if the costs of the upgrades will be roughly half of the cost of getting a new system.
To update your software through Windows, follow the steps below.
Users on a corporate network or running an illegal copy of Microsoft Windows may be unable to perform Microsoft Updates.
- What does your computer need upgraded to run the game?
- Finding out your motherboard model - Finding specifications of your motherboard - Is it practical to upgrade your computer?
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Before reading on, you should determine a budget of how much money you are willing to spend on this project, and you should have a basic understanding of installing/uninstalling programs and basic computer operations.