@Sw000p You're not nice. Most ppl don't make a distinction between cpu and gpu and laptop/desktop...if he has a laptop, neither can be replaced anyways.
The person probably has a laptop with the motherboard graphics processor that moves slower than my grandma...and she's dead.
Bottom line. Win7 starts to run ok at 8gb RAM on the motherboard. The 4gb RAM you have makes the cpu read and write to the harddrive a LOT. It's slow, even doing Microsoft word really.
RAM on a laptop can be increased. It's super easy to DIY, as long as you look up the EXACT spec of the RAM your computer uses, and look at how the manufacturer directs you to pop off the keyboard, usually, to access the memory sticks or whatever they call them.
HDDs are super duper simple to change, but that's not really the problem here. If you swapped out the hdd for a SSD, you might as well just buy a new computer...same as for the memory depending...
On laptops you cannot change the cpu or gpu, at least to my knowledge. They are pretty much as they are, take it or leave it. So even if you changed what you could, the hdd to a sdd, and double the memory. You got a slow laptop.
I have a 5 year old i7 8gb, gtx650m that I use when I don't want to heat up my workspace. It works ok. I think if I but it on auction on eBay, I'd get a 2 day old piece of bread for it. Nowadays your best price point to performance is $1,000. I think historically, it's been that way for a while now. If you get a desktop worth $1,000 it will kick the hell out of a laptop that's $1,000...and you can upgrade the desktop/tower, as you have more money, up to a point...motherboard limiting...the laptop, all you can add may be, is memory and swap the hdd. In fact, if you have $600-800 bucks and you can wait for the other 200 bucks to get a 1,000 dollar computer: wait and get the 1,000 computer. It's that sensitive to performance/price.
I would ask my bro for a verification cause he's a MS CS/CE, but he always tells me to fk off and learn it for myself. So, this is what I know as of today.
On the other hand, I rebuilt the workstation my bro built me years ago, cause it was just cheaper that way. To my surprise, changing and modifying things, like watercooling the cpu, changing gpus, memory, or even the whole motherboard, is dumbfk simple. Don't think it's hard, what's hard is making sure you pull out the plug, buy a large enough powersuppy for the rig, don't drip any sweat onto the electronics and think it's a good idea to just plug it in; the components work TOGETHER, but otherwise, a talking monkey could build a computer from parts they bought. It's just designed to be easy, like all mechanical things really.
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