Ten Top Upgrades for Your Existing PC
If you'd rather boost the performance or capabilities of your existing PC than spend the contents of your wallet or purse on a new computer, here are ten suggestions for upgrading a PC with the latest hardware and the best possible speed:
Install additional memory.
Add an external hard drive for backups and archival storage.
Install a USB 3.0 adapter card.
Swap your existing DVD drive for a Blu-Ray drive.
Install a new graphics adapter.
Install a new motherboard/CPU combo. (Make sure your existing memory will work with the new motherboard.)
Add a second internal hard drive (or replace the existing hard drive with a new drive that has at least twice the capacity).
Update a PC running Windows XP or Vista to Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Add a USB 2.0 or 3.0 flash drive dedicated to ReadyBoost.
Install a Bluetooth adapter (either internal or using a USB port).