2 hours ago
Did you know it's the end of life for Windows 7? No more updates, support or security patches.
My customers know, and today we did a few of my favorite upgrades with some of my favorite parts.
If you're gonna install Windows 10, you might as well do a fresh install. If you're gonna do a fresh install, it might as well be on a solid state drive. If you're gonna open up your case, you might as well make sure you're running dual-channel memory. Today's fun consisted of two of my favorite parts: Crucial BX SSD's and Corsair Vengeance RAM.
The systems were all all the same, i7-4770's but with 1 single stick of 4GB DDR3! For shame, HP. 2x4GB(8 total) is half what I'd recommend for that processor, but it's enough for the tasks the staff does here.
In terms of performance for office tasks, the mid-high range of 2nd-9th gen Intel CPU's honestly don't merit an upgrade from a value standpoint. If you've got an i5-2500 in your office with 8GB of RAM you're really not hurting for performance. If you're doing anything processor heavy, sure, upgrade away. But if warranties and service/hardware contracts aren't part of your business and you're just using office programs, spend that money on an SSD, Windows 10, a better screen and a new mouse/keyboard instead.