Worthwhile and cheap upgrades

Although Windows v3.1 and Windows for Workgroups v3.11 will run in 4Mb of memory, SCADA systems are more demanding. With memory prices at £5/Mb, upgrading to 16Mb is a cheap way of achieving much better performance. You don’t have to use expensive memory upgrades sold by the manufacturer either. There are reputable third party suppliers. […]

Although Windows v3.1 and Windows for Workgroups v3.11 will run in 4Mb of memory, SCADA systems are more demanding. With memory prices at £5/Mb, upgrading to 16Mb is a cheap way of achieving much better performance.

You don’t have to use expensive memory upgrades sold by the manufacturer either. There are reputable third party suppliers.

Also, many PCs manufactured in the last few years have upgradeable motherboards. With advances in technology, there are plenty of options for upgrading your processor. Alternatives to Intel mean you can carry out a simple brain transplant to give an older PC a new lease of life relatively cheaply.

It’s also cost effective to replace the entire PC motherboard, although this is probably best carried out by a specialist firm.

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