My PC & Upgrade Options

The Problem

The RAM usage by my computer has gone almost continuously to 96%. Performance has ground to a halt as the machine thrashes about, swapping virtual memory in and out. I have begun to search for a RAM upgrade. In addition the CPU and to a lesser extent the motherboard have begun to show their age.

Current Configuration

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H (rev 1.0)
CPU AMD Athlon II x2 250
RAM 4GB DDR3

The motherboard was released in the spring of 2010. The mobo, CPU, and RAM were all purchased at the same time, most likely in the summer or fall of 2010.

I have decided to use this machine as a server, perhaps with FreeNAS, or NAS4Free.

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