I've never kept up with computers, I'll rather be surfing dpreview.com then pcmag.com . So I need some help here.
I've a 2year old Acer desktop , with a Q8300 2.50ghz Quad Core processor and 2gb of ram, Geforce9300 card on Vista 32bit windows platform.
It was and still is perfectly adequate for editing the files from my Canon 60D, but struggles quite abit when editing videos on the program Sony Vegas.
It was never stable, it used to hang once every 3 months, now it is hanging daily (with a blue screen almost every other day). SOmetimes after hanging, it cant even get pass the initial logo screen (the thing u see everytime u turn on the computer) for 10-20 tries. But I suspect it is a software problem rather than a hardware problem, but then again I'm just guessing. I dont visit strange websites, so I dont know why is this happening to me. And I have probably the top 5 downloaded virus scanner/spam ware from download.com to help clean, scan or whatever .
Anyway, its 2 years now.
I'm thinking if I should upgrade the system and reformat the whole thing. Or should I just buy a new CPU.
Just off my mind, I think the processor could be fast enough , afterall its got 4 cores. So I'm just thinking of upgrading to 8gb ram (DDR2 I think),
but I need a 64bit OS to take advantage of that.
Or should I just dump 1K on a new CPU ?
Pls share your thoughts. Thanks.