Welcome to our peer-to-peer forums, where owners help owners. Need help now? Visit eSupport here.

English Community

Lenovo DesktopsLenovo Desktop Towers
All Forum Topics
Options

4 Posts

12-02-2019

United States of America

4 Signins

66 Page Views

  • Posts: 4
  • Registered: ‎12-02-2019
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 66
  • Message 1 of 4

Replacing an IdeaCentre K330 desktop

2019-12-02, 0:56 AM

I love my K330 but it's starting to get a bit slow particularly on start up (No matter how many programs and services I disable). I do a lot of book design, so I often have Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and/or Illustrator open along with Word, and 10-30 browser tabs open. That tends to slow my computer down. Plus when I play graphics-intensive games, it often freezes. I'm starting to think about replacement.

 

Since this machine has lasted 8 years without much trouble, I'd like to basically get the same thing, but perhaps a bit better. So what's the equivalent of a K330 these days?

Reply
Options

4 Posts

12-02-2019

United States of America

4 Signins

66 Page Views

  • Posts: 4
  • Registered: ‎12-02-2019
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 66
  • Message 2 of 4

Re: Replacing an IdeaCentre K330 desktop

2019-12-02, 14:42 PM

Alternatively, what would be the best CPU and GPU I could put into machine? I've seen threads about this, but they're all older so I there might be better processors and graphics cards on the market now that won't crash my K330.

Reply
Options

5751 Posts

01-01-2012

United States of America

8485 Signins

138823 Page Views

  • Posts: 5751
  • Registered: ‎01-01-2012
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 138823
  • Message 3 of 4

Re: Replacing an IdeaCentre K330 desktop

2019-12-02, 15:40 PM

K330 is prior to Windows 10 support.  I'd suggest updating to a new system if you can.  One with a 8th or 9th gen Intel i5 processor, 8GB, and a 512GB or larger SSD.  Today being Cyber Monday, you should be able to get a deeper discount.  Also check the Lenovo Outlet store. 

 

You can add more memory later if needed, from Kingston or Crucial.  And alternatively, add a M.2 SSD card if the system comes with a HDD. 

 

__________________________________________________________________________
I do not work for Lenovo. I do not respond to Private Messages for help, your questions should be posted in the appropriate forum where the information exchange may help others. If I helped you, click the 'Thumbs up' button, if solved, the 'Accept as solution'.
Reply
Options

4 Posts

12-02-2019

United States of America

4 Signins

66 Page Views

  • Posts: 4
  • Registered: ‎12-02-2019
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 66
  • Message 4 of 4

Re: Replacing an IdeaCentre K330 desktop

2019-12-03, 16:54 PM
Very helpful. I've been on the fence because I do love my K330. But having a newer processor and SSD memory is going to help a lot. Thanks!
Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms