HT Bare Bones Computer Advice Needed. Easy Questions, I think...
I'm completely unhappy with my HTPC, a Lenovo 300 Idea Centerstick. I've used it for a few years, always been unhappy with it. I have this plugged into my Yamaha HT receiver, and an internet signal is WiFi'd to it from 15 feet away. But the device uses a single antenna to also bluetooth the wireless Rii keyboard signal to the Centerstick, or so I've read. Bottom line, the WiFi reception is BRUTAL, and it constantly has to reset the WiFi adapter. Like 10 times in 5 minutes. I've tried every fix I can find.
Plan B, I tried feeding an internet signal from my desktop computer in the same room, by HDMI cable, to the HT Yamaha receiver. The computer takes its internet feed from the Bell router, by simple ethernet cable. Nothing wireless. All hard wired. Piece of cake.
This works extremely well. Surfing speed is waaaaay up, no circle of doom while buffering video, so I'm happy. Now I want to buy a separate refurbished, Win10 computer as a dedicated HT computer. All I need is ethernet input, and HDMI output.
So my question(s) ? Will 4 GB of RAM be something I regret ? It can be upgraded to 8 GB, but I'll only surf Youtube, or Prime Video, or other internet sites. I typically won't ask the computer to handle multiple tasks at once. Maybe multiple internet pages, but that's it. Usually I just surf 1 site at time, and project that through my Panasonic PT AE900U.
As a bonus, if I wanted to download tunes from Youtube, and edit them using Audacity (for example) and surf or stream videos at the same time, would I be more likely to want 8GB of RAM ? In other words, if I did want to handle more tasks simultaneously, more RAM needed ?
Thank you for any advice. Tired of that HORRID Lenovo Centerstick, Tom.
There's a proper time and place for spontaneity, dammit!