Upgrade advice please

Asked by peter ratcliffe on 2018-07-02

My 3year old pesktop PC is currently running on Ubuntu 16.04 and is getting slower in both boot and processing. A recent change to fiber cable to cabinet internet connection is working fine. I've had a few issues over time so I intend to replace the HDD with a new ssd. The computer is used for household jobs and shopping, very little work or gaming. The current hdd is 484 Gb, processor is Intel Core i7-4770CPU @ 3.40 GHZ x 8 and there is 7.5 Gib memory. The choices now are to swop to a single ssd or to add a second, smaller, ssd to handle Boot. /dev/sda1 shows Boot as having 766M available. Your help and advice will be appreciated; are there any cracks I could fall into?

With kind regards, Peter Ratcliffe

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The system is more than enough to run Ubuntu.

Have you tested your RAM health using Memtest86 from GRUB?
Have you ran an fsck on the Linux partitions to make sure they are healthy?
An SSD will help but the rest of the system is plenty fast

You can put the OS on the SSD then use the slower drive for /home where speed isn't so necessary.

peter ratcliffe (pjcr) said : #3

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.