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Could you suggest me upgrades ?

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After answers : HDD to SSD will be my choice in first. RAM will past secondly.

Thanks to all !

Hellooo !

I've a Gaming Laptop for 3 years (bought on November 2015) and it gets a bit older but I don't wanna change my PC... down here its config :

 

- Intel Core i5-4200H @ 2.80 GHz [2C/4T]

- ASUSTek X550JX Motherboard

- 2 x 4 GB DDR3L 800 MHz [4 GB sodered and 4 GB removable] (I've already posted a topic about that a week ago)

- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950m 2 GB

- 1 TB HDD @ 5400 rpm (SATA/600)

For info I got two external HDDs of 1 TB each for backup and storage.

 

So what should I change or not ???

Some people told me to replace my HDD by a SSD.

Others said replacing a stick of 4 GB of RAM by a 8 GB one would brake DualChannel effect on memory.

 

Thanks for your future advices !

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SSD alone would breathe new life into it.

 

It'll feel snappier and more responsive, as well as load Windows, apps, and games much faster.

 

It won't help gaming at all tho.

 

It's really just at the mercy of it's own components.  Use it for a year or so, and save up for a new gaming rig.

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HDD to SSD : good idea, you should change it first.

Add another 8gb ram: also good idea, it should have dual channel in flex mode.

if not, a single channel is only a small decrease, but bigger ram will give you more boost, if you need more than 8 that is.

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3 hours ago, jstudrawa said:

SSD alone would breathe new life into it.

 

It'll feel snappier and more responsive, as well as load Windows, apps, and games much faster.

 

It won't help gaming at all tho.

 

It's really just at the mercy of it's own components.  Use it for a year or so, and save up for a new gaming rig.

Thanks

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3 hours ago, SupaKomputa said:

HDD to SSD : good idea, you should change it first.

Add another 8gb ram: also good idea, it should have dual channel in flex mode.

if not, a single channel is only a small decrease, but bigger ram will give you more boost, if you need more than 8 that is.

Thanks you too !

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After answers : HDD to SSD will be my choice in first. RAM will past secondly.

Thanks to all !

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