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inexpensive upgrade to HP slimline 260-a020 DT PC US

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sch2656, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. sch2656

    sch2656 Thread Starter

    Aug 31, 2019
    I have never upgraded desktops before. I have an HP slimline 260-a020 I bought from best buy couple years ago. It is a bit slow.
    processor - AMD A6-7310 APU w AMD RAEDON R4 graphics 2.0 Ghz. 6GB RAM.
    I was hoping to upgrade for less than $100. I am not a gamer. Just a home office computer, search the web etc. It takes about 5-10 seconds to upload a picture once double clicked. If I can speed it up for less than $100 that's a no brain-er.
    I found lots of youtube help upgrading the HP slimline 290, however nothing on the 260. Is this basically same thing? I saw how easy it was for RAM upgrade. I even watched youtube upgrade to Kingston SSD A400 480 GB for about $50! This youtube tutorial was on the slimline 290 though, not my 260. They make it look easy. Are these two computers insides the same configurations? thanks.
  2. replay


    Aug 12, 2003
    A clean install of windows will greatly improve performance
    And it will be free
    But replacing the hdd with a ssd will be a boost too
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    HP Slimline 260-a020 Desktop PC (support site)

    It comes with an AMD A6-7310 APU 2.00 GHz quad core processor which is not upgradeable.

    It comes with 6 GB of RAM, but it supports up to 32 GB.
    However, adding more RAM would not be feasible because of the weakness of its processor.

    It comes with a 1 TB SATA 7200 rpm hard drive.
    Switching to a solid state drive would help some with speed and snappiness, but not enough to justify all the work needed to make the switch.

    We don't know how well it's been maintained and what's been installed in it during the past 2 years, so that could have a big impact on its speed and performance.
    Doing a clean re-install of Windows 10 Home 64-bit would breathe new life in it and give it a fresh start.

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