Should I upgrade my system with pcie card and nvme?

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BrettH

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Here is my system stats
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit, Build 19041, Installed 20200630174740.000000-420

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3, CPU Count: 8

Total Physical RAM: 24 GB

Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS, 512 MB

Hard Drives: C: 909 GB (451 GB Free); 7200 rpm

Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z87X-UD5H-CF, ver x.x, s/n To be filled by O.E.M.

System: American Megatrends Inc., ver ALASKA - 1072009, s/n To be filled by O.E.M.

Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated

the mobo has the following with graphics card in this slot 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)

1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x8 (PCIEX8)
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
3 x PCI Express x1 slots

Think of adding a pcie card with nvme, am I throwing money at a lost cause? Also any recommendation for used video card upgrade? FWIW I have a large atx case.


Thanks


1 x PCI slot
 

flavallee

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You should switch to a better performing graphics card and switch to a solid state drive(SSD) and get rid of Norton Security.

That NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS is a very old model and a very weak performer.

A SSD will make your computer faster and more snappier than a hard disk drive(HDD) will.

Windows 10 has less issues when using its own built-in antivirus app (Windows Security aka Windows Defender).

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