Updating old computer desk

21 Feb

In this article, I hope to compile a complete list of all the different methods and tricks that I’ve used to get the last bit of juice out of a slow PC.

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Ever since we’ve been keeping an eye out for something to use as a double desk that could float in the room. After at least eight failed missions/searches, this nice big, packed with storage, solid wood desk popped up on craigslist as a curb alert.

Read our story "How to Install Desktop Memory" for a full primer. Solid-state drives (SSDs) are based on flash memory rather than the platters of traditional hard drives, and reap speed benefits that may make you think you have a new PC under your desk.

Installing an SSD is like installing any new hard drive: Find a free SATA port on the motherboard, connect the SATA data and power cables to the new drive, secure the drive in a free drive bay, and install the operating system on it.

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Anyway, once at home we set it up on a dropcloth with four small pieces of wood under it to lift it up a few inches off the ground.