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How do you upgrade your tools of trade?

Survey period: 22 Feb 2016 to 29 Feb 2016

What do you do when your computer just doesn't cut it anymore?

OptionVotes% 
I buy a new machine42337.53
I buy (or otherwise obtain) a second hand / refurbished machine343.02
I upgrade as much as I can19016.86
I upgrade the minimum necessary to get the performance I need16714.82
I try cleaning my machine (remove software, upgrade OS etc)14612.95
Nothing. I live with it464.08
Depends / None of the above12110.74



 
GeneralIt depends on the money, but... Pin
Joan M21-Feb-16 23:57
professionalJoan M21-Feb-16 23:57 
GeneralRe: It depends on the money, but... Pin
OriginalGriff22-Feb-16 4:00
mveOriginalGriff22-Feb-16 4:00 
GeneralRe: It depends on the money, but... Pin
Joan M22-Feb-16 6:02
professionalJoan M22-Feb-16 6:02 
GeneralRe: It depends on the money, but... Pin
OriginalGriff22-Feb-16 6:17
mveOriginalGriff22-Feb-16 6:17 
GeneralRe: It depends on the money, but... Pin
Joan M22-Feb-16 6:23
professionalJoan M22-Feb-16 6:23 
GeneralRe: It depends on the money, but... Pin
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 4:44
Kirk 1038982123-Feb-16 4:44 
QuestionIf your upgrading, but not buying a new machine Pin
Slacker00721-Feb-16 23:05
professionalSlacker00721-Feb-16 23:05 
GeneralDepends Pin
OriginalGriff21-Feb-16 22:25
mveOriginalGriff21-Feb-16 22:25 
Sometimes, an upgrade will do it - new graphics card, more ram, or an SSD can work wonders.
And an upgrade generally is a lot quicker than trying to get a new machine set up with all the right software, setup the way you like. For example, it normally takes me about an hour just to force Visual Studio to put my panes in the right place (and even then it generally gets the order wrong in the stacks... Sigh | :sigh: ) Don't even get me started on Corel Paint shop pro... Laugh | :laugh:
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...

GeneralRe: Depends Pin
Franc Morales21-Feb-16 23:36
Franc Morales21-Feb-16 23:36 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
#realJSOP22-Feb-16 1:44
professional#realJSOP22-Feb-16 1:44 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
OriginalGriff22-Feb-16 1:59
mveOriginalGriff22-Feb-16 1:59 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
  Forogar  22-Feb-16 5:39
professional  Forogar  22-Feb-16 5:39 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
W Balboos, GHB23-Feb-16 8:50
W Balboos, GHB23-Feb-16 8:50 
GeneralI buy a new machine Pin
Beginner Luck21-Feb-16 21:34
professionalBeginner Luck21-Feb-16 21:34 
GeneralWhen I upgrade, I do it all the way Pin
AlexCode21-Feb-16 21:16
professionalAlexCode21-Feb-16 21:16 
General2 phase upgrade Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)21-Feb-16 19:45
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)21-Feb-16 19:45 
GeneralI'm still building my own PC. Pin
Ryan Scott White21-Feb-16 18:39
professionalRyan Scott White21-Feb-16 18:39 
GeneralRe: I'm still building my own PC. Pin
Scott Serl22-Feb-16 5:57
Scott Serl22-Feb-16 5:57 

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