I am currently using HP Pavilion Elite HPE-595uk Desktop PC. As a photographer, quite frequently I use post processing software for my pictures such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. However, most recently I have started experiencing issues and my PC was bringing up 'low memory' errors, crashing down all running applications... I thought that the best idea would be to buy more RAM and after speaking to HP sales people I have purchased 8GB ram, which at this moment in time gives me a total of 14GB. My PC seems 'happier' and I am now able to run 2 different applications simultaneously without any errors... however I wanted to ask you whether you feel that there is anything else I could do to increase performance of my PC - specifically in terms of speed ... would the change of the processor made much of a difference ? I note that HP website specifies that I could change from existing Intel Core i7 2600
Operating speed: 3.4 GHz (up to 3.8 GHz turbo)
Number of cores: 4
Bus speed: DMI (Direct Media Interface) - 2.5GT/s
Socket type: LGA 1155
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
Core i3-2xxx series
Core i5-2xxx series
Core i7-26xx series
...but how much difference would that actually make ?
There is not much you can do to the hardware to make the PC run faster. Maybe your HDD is failing or clogged with junk files. Cleaning junk files or upgrading to an SSD is a big performance booster.
Maximum memory allowed is 16 GB. You have 14 GB. The Intel 1155 chipset, while good when released, is now showing it's age.
This PC shipped from the factory using Windows 7. How did this PC run when using Windows 7?
Going back to Windows 7 is a pain, but an option. Your PC was optimized for Windows 7. Or try reinstalling Windows 10 clean. Back up data and have product keys handy for programs you have purchased before doing a clean operating system install.
A clean operating system install will revitalize an erratic or misbehaving PC.
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