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 I bought the PC three years ago , its OK, but if possible I want to beef up the performance and   improve the picture quality . At moment I have a standard HD screen but would like one of these quad or ultra HD ones.

Im not a gamer but watch sport and movies online so the visual element is important . I have a 100MB  broadband connection .

 

Is it possible to fit a new graphics card and RAM ?   If so where would I get them .

 

Other option would have to be a new PC but that would be more costly.Thanks in advance.

 

 

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@Big_Al21,

What you have is an entry level unit.  Have the basics, but no further power.

IMHO,  it's a laptop motherboard , so you can not install a graphic card. See the laptop 65W power supply?

It has no PCIE-x16 graphic slot. It's processor  is the AMD A6-6310.

The AMD A6-6310 is a mobile quad-core SoC (codenamed "Beema") for entry-level devices and subnotebooks, which has been presented in April 2014.

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Thanks , you confirm what the guy in the PC shop said . Sounds like its new computer time.

 

I fancy something like an HP Pavilion 590-p0100na i5 intel core . They're not cheap though . Im not a gamer but want a high quality picture for streaming .

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@Big_Al21,

Streaming is processor intense first, then comes motherboard RAM (8 gb min), and a graphic card

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/twitch-streaming-guide,review-3009.html

Comparing a gamer vs a streamer computer requirement

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