I currently run an i5-4670K CPU at 3.40GHz overclocked, an intel ssd and 8GB of some generic kingston RAM on an Ubuntu box. Recently I have noticed things running slowly especially when multitasking in webpages. My workflow usually involves running a game in the background (older games) and having multiple tabs open. From time to time I need to use virtualbox and run Windows (for my really old games or for things that aren’t compatible with linux).
I am seriously strapped in terms of budget but would be interested in knowing what would be bottle-necking my speeds. Back in the day we always threw RAM at these sorts of issues but I wanted to double-check to see if things have changed. I would also appreciate some specific recommendations in terms of hardware. For example, what RAM I should buy etc…
I appreciate the help.