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So i have been thinking my current ram is not enough for me anymore. My rig in sig is for playing wow, my main issues have been alt tabbing between wow to desktop take forever, programs like skype have rough start ups/ Booting is taking a while so i may even need a new hard drive? internet network takes about 2 mins to even connect after boot.

4 gigs of ram is starting to seem low
Should i need to replace a hard drive after 4-5 years?
Is it bad to run wow on SSD?

Looking for any advice on the issues as i am still learning an new to a lot of it.
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I would go with 8GB of RAM as a minimum. Especially if gaming. SSD would show huge performance boost as well. If you HDD is acting slow, it doesn't necessarily mean it's dieing. Just might need to nuke Windows and do a fresh install, or tidy up your current Windows OS a bit like defragging it, running some registry cleaners and the like.
 
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thank you for the fast reply!
I was thinking of doing a fresh install i do have a tonnn of games installed on this computer that i never ever play and that could help out. I have a oem windows so reformat should be fine?

What would be a good ram for gaming? I do not remember well if it had anything to do with CAS or timings
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Yep. A reformat would work. The RAM you have now would work fine, if only it was more than 4GB. Maybe just get another 4GB kit. Or buy an 8GB kit (2x4GB sticks) if you don't have enough slots for another 4GB set. Overclocking your CPU would help too, if it's not already.

Here's a guide to doing so. http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1578110
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial MX300 275GB SSD Seagate NAS 2TB Seagate NAS 2TB Asus DVD Burner 
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CoolerMaster GeminII S524 Win 7 Pro x64 Samsung 24" S24D590 (1080p) Logitech G510 
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Logitech Z313 Linksys WRT54G w/ DD-WRT @ 225Mhz Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB - Rooted/Carbon Rom 
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Baytrail Quad Core @ 2.16 Ghz OEM Lenovo 20DAS02X00 Intel HD Graphics 8GB DDR3L 1600 
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