My Desktop is reaching the end of its life, and I'm trying to decide weather I should spend a little money to stave off death, or just keep saving my pennies till I can afford somthing new. Obviously somthing new is the better choice, but I won't be able to afford it for atleast six months (and it'll probably be closer to 9).
My current specs are:
OS: Win7 x64 with Service Pack 1
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ (2.8ghz dual core)
RAM: 2Gb Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 400mhz (5-5-5-18)
Motherboard: ASUS M2N 1394 (Socket AM2, Chipset Model MCP61)
GFX: 768Mb Geforce GTX 460 (running a resolution of 1440 x 900)
and I have a 2Tb HDD.
In addition, the windows task manager says I use about 75% of my physical memory just idling my pc, which is obviously not ideal but then that CPU is old as shit too..
so should I try upgrade to 4Gb Ram, or see about an after-market CPU cooler for an attempt at overclocking? or just save my money for an i5 build in a few months?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.