Honestly, I'm just looking around right now, again I don't have much knowledge of computers so I didn't know if it's possible to just get a new motherboard and transfer what I already have?Looks like a standard mATX motherboard. Confirmation can be found here:
Looking for upgrade information? Trying to find the names of hardware components or software programs? This document contains the technical details for this product.support.hp.com
That being said, what is your budget? I assume you need a motherboard, CPU, and possibly memory.
Oh okay!!! Any SSDs you would recommend in the $100-200 range that would work in my scenario? Also, I have added another stick of 8GB, so I'm on 16gb rn, am I able to use any sticks/brand of 16gb or do they differ depending on the motherboard?Transferring the CPU to a new motherboard won't really do much (or anything) in terms of performance gains.
If you are still using the stock 8GB of memory that shipped with the device, increasing your memory, using matched 2x16GB (total of 32GB) would help quite a bit.
Swapping the HDD for a SSD would massively improve performance as well.
Okay perfect! How hard is it to migrate my OS (windows 10) to the SSD? Because In the last few months I have been experiencing VERY slow bootup times.Mixing memory makes/models can be problematic (lower potential performance), that is why most consumer memory is sold in pairs.
For your consideration: https://www.newegg.com/samsung-2tb-870-qvo-series/p/N82E16820147782
Okay awesome!!! Thanks so much for the help!Very easy. With the Samsung SSD, you can use their very good migration software to clone your HDD to your SSD.
Better yet, if you have a good back up of your personal files, a fresh install of Windows and your apps would be even better.