Q: the computer is mainly equipped with Pentium E2140, ASUS P5B (Intel P965/G965) motherboard, 2GB RAM, GeForce 9400GT display card. Now you need using Adobe series, 3DsMax and some design software. Besides, Adobe AE CS5 only has 64-bit version, occasionally I would play “Left 4 Dead 2”, “Call of Duty 6” and some games, and I plan to use Windows 7 operation system, so I want to update the computer. So please recommend two update solutions (budgets are separately within 80 USD and 160 USD).
A: now that you need to use 64-bit software, then suggest changing operation system to 64-bit. Next is to update RAM, then add one more 2GB RAM, the brand, frequency and the original memory should be the same, then you can avoid failure because of memory compatible problem when design products. Update cost is around 45 USD. And then sell the original CPU and then you can get additional case around 8 USD, then update CPU to Pentium E5300. if you have 160 USD capital, then you can update the display card on the previous base.