From: Dave Durber
Sent: Aug 19, 2020 6:36 AM
Subject: Re: Specs for a new desktop computer
I am also going to upgrade our computers very soon,
although in the case of our systems, I will only need to replace the
motherboards and the central processing units (CPU(s)). The type of
motherboards, will depend upon whether I choose the Intel I7 or, the AMD
equivalent. I will probably remove the CD/DVD drives, when I upgrade the
systems, as I recently purchased a USB external CD/DVD drive. The systems in our
home, have the following drive configuration:
2 120 GB SSD drives, and at least 1 HDD drive for
storing data. 1 of the SSD drives is the system drive, which only holds the
operating system and any programs which are currently installed on
them, and nothing else. At present, all the system drives indicate that the
total amount being used on each system drive, is about 40 GB.
the second SSD drive, which is drive F: in all
the systems, holds the following folders, which have been moved from the
system drive to drive F:, Contacts; Documents; Downloads; Favourites; Dropbox;
and the folders used by the preferred email client. In
addition: Music; Pictures; Saved Games; Searches; Videos; can also be
moved to drive f:. Unfortunately, in Windows 10, there does not seem to be a way
of moving: Microsoft Edge Backups; One Drive; or the Public folder; from
the system drive to drive F:. I do not use Microsoft Edge or One Drive, however,
I would have liked to have been able to move the Public folder to drive F:, as I
was able to do in Windows 7. Lastly, drive F: can be used to store the Windows
By moving the abovementioned folders to drive
F, and not using the system drive for storing miscellaneous data, it means
that when I use Image for Windows to create image backups of the system drive, I
do not have to worry about losing up-to-date important data, if I need to
restore an image to the system drive in the future. This would also apply, if I
were to use other imaging software.
The HDD drive, I use to store any other form of data.
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Sent: Tuesday, 18 August, 2020 3:15
Subject: Specs for a new desktop
It’s looking like I will be searching for a new
desktop computer. I have not been able to figure out what makes the most
difference in the speed or snappiness of the computer when using Jaws with
typical applications. So, I’d appreciate any information you techy types
can pass along.
know Ram makes a big difference. What I don’t know is how much RAM is
helpful and how much is overkill.
much difference does multiple thread processing make? How many threads
are a good number to shoot for?
much difference does an SSD drive make? If they make a significant
difference in speed, what files should be on
Being totally blind I don’t need a fancy
display. But, does a better video card affect the speed of the
there other ways to increase the speed of the