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Chapter 32. Deciding to Upgrade > When to Consider Upgrading Your PC

When to Consider Upgrading Your PC

The first decision you are faced with is whether to upgrade or purchase a new PC. If you are still using a PC with a Pentium 100 processor (or older) the decision has already been made for you. Your old PC should be considered nothing more than an obsolete boat anchor or doorstop, and you should be concerned only with deciding how much you will spend on a new PC.

If you are still using a PC with a second-generation Pentium processor, the decision may not seem so clear-cut (even though it really is). The second-generation Pentium processors (that is, Pentiums with a clock speed of 300MHz or less) are six or more years old and are not really capable of running the current batch of software at an acceptable performance level. But if you are content to perform some light word processing and spreadsheet tasks, and you occasionally want to browse a few Web sites on the Internet or play a few (older!) games, you may be able to squeeze another year or two out of that creaking old dinosaur.


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