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Why are old computers always so jammed? Guide to upgrading old computers

Is your computer too jammed? So where are the performance bottlenecks? In general, memory and hard disk are most likely.

If you used a computer 10 years ago, you would say that it was so jammed that you could barely read a web page and boot up very slowly. So is there a way that we can reinvigorate these old things, or at least look at them regularly?

Old Computers
Image from Internet

Find the reasons!


First of all, we need to understand the cause of the computer card. If it is the software, we can reset the computer by reinstalling the system. If it is still stuck after reinstalling, it must be that the performance of the hardware cannot meet the needs of the current software. For old computers, that do not need to install the latest system, we look at the system requirements of Win7:

  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (X64) processors *
  •  1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  •  16 GB of available hard-disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  •  DirectX 9 graphics devices with WDDM 1.0 or later drivers

It doesn’t seem very high, so where are the performance bottlenecks?  In general, memory and hard disk are most likely.

Windows 7
Windows7 is the perfect choice for older computers (image from the Internet) 

Solve the problems!


Generally, computers are stuck because the development of software matches the development of hardware. The computer hardware may not be updated in 10 years, but the demand for software for hardware resources is increasing day by day, especially the demand for data reading and writing ability, so replacing memory and hard disk is the most cost-effective choice.  In terms of memory, you need to know what kind of memory slots your motherboard is, DDR3, DDR4, and the latest DDR5 are different slots that are not common to each other.  If it is DDR3, the old standard of memory, just need to buy one or two large capacities to plug in the second-hand market, and the replacement cost is very low. 

DDR4 & DDR3 COMPARISON
DDR4 and DDR3 slots are different and need to be carefully screened (image from the Internet) 

For hard disks, it is necessary to replace the old mechanical hard disk with a solid-state hard disk. Today’s computer software is developed according to the solid-state reading and writing speed, and the mechanical hard disk has been unable to meet the requirements of software reading and writing.  However, it should be noted that most older computers do not have the M.2 interface, so the M.2 interface hard disk is not the target we consider. In addition, SATA solid-state power supply is now using a SATA power supply cable, and the old power supply may not have a SATA power supply cable, you need to prepare a large 4 Pin to SATA power supply conversion cable. 

Supply conversion cable
Old equipment adapter is indispensable (image from the Internet)

DiskMFR offers a CHOICE of SATA 2.5″, which is very good for upgrading old computers. The NAND particle quality architecture is fully guaranteed, and the five-year warranty also protects the rights and interests of users. It can be said that it is the only choice for upgrading old computers.

DiskMFR 2.5inch SATA3 SSD
DiskMFR 2.5inch SATA3 SSD with high speed & stable performance

If the old computer is just light office completely unnecessary to discard, well upgrade to let them continue to play waste heat, but also in line with the call of energy conservation and emission reduction now!

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