11-25-2017 01:58 PM
I am a blind Lenovo user who wants to know what I can do to update this computer so it is faster and can handle JAWS text to speech reader by Freedom Scientific? Can a 2nd processor be added, up to how much ram can be installed? Optimum graphics card for GPU of BOINC projects and etc. Thanks!
Lenovo Desktop PC H520s (57312711) Pentium G2020 (2.90 GHz) 4 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD Intel HD Graphics Windows 10-
11-26-2017 06:35 AM
Here is the spec for your particular H520s model (57312711) [however your Subject line indicates a B50 laptop, so perhaps I'm replying the wrong question.]
Unfortunately, your H520s has a low-end processor with the lowest-end (for the time) Intel graphics, and limited ability to be upgraded. However, the system requirements for JAWS is very minimal. Memory can be doubled to 8 GB, and would help greatly, IF you're using most of the 4 GB currently installed. From my own experience, 4 GB can handle Win 10 and a browser, but not much else. Perhaps you can monitor the memory usage using Task Manager. Another option would be to change the processor for a i3-3220, it is the same wattage as your existing processor, but it's CPU benchmark is more than 50% better, and worth the upgrade.