It might be a good idea to see if your laptop could fit in any more RAM, as that would give you a performance boost - use this tool to find out:
http://www.crucial.com/UK/ - and if so, invest in a 64-bit version of Windows 7 and buy it for £43 from Software 4 Students. The 64-bit version will enable you to make full use of 4gb RAM+; the 32-bit can only utilise 3gb.
(Original post by Pads)
Ok so my current laptop is 3 years old and full of rubbish and a bit intermittent now(it actually switches of after playing minecraft for 30 minutes at a time!! MINECRAFT for gods sake).
So basically I was wondering if buying windows 7 32bit oem and installing that on the computer and starting a fresh is likely to get it back to like new but 3 year old hardware?
Current specs are-
Windows vista 32 bit service pack 2
ACER aspire 6920G
Intel Core 2 duo T5800 @ 2GHz
p.s also battery is shot but always use it plugged in now. looks like i could get a new one for £20 too.
So basically is it worth it for about £100(£75 windows 7+£25 battery)
If you've got the cash, it might also be worth spending £80 or so for an SSD. Again, you can use Crucial to determine which ones are compatible - my laptop spec is almost identical to yours and I bought this baby to speed my system up and used the old one as an external drive.
Last edited by AmyJ; 20-07-2012 at 23:45.