You want a faster computer? Put better, faster parts in it. That’s the simple answer to a question that every computer owner asks from time to time. But which replacement parts and for how much?
Hardware upgrades that can extend the life of your current computer. When you purchased your new computer it was the latest and greatest but six months later there was already a computer better and faster on the market. I can help you keep up with rapidly changing technology by performing simple upgrades to your existing computer.
Call or contact me to find out how a computer hardware upgrade can improve productivity, increase processing speed and keep you on the cutting edge of computer technology without purchasing a whole new desktop system.
RAM: Your computer uses RAM, random access memory, to perform functions and operations. More RAM allows your computer to perform more tasks simultaneously and run faster. You can boost performance by installing additional RAM or replacing the existing computer hardware with larger memory sticks. RAM is easy to replace on a desktop, but you may have to check your user’s manual for instructions to add or remove RAM on a laptop.
Hard drive: Hard drives on most laptops and desktop computers are modular and can be easily swapped for a faster model with a larger memory capacity. With a larger hard drive you can store more programs, music and photos. You can even install more than one hard drive in a desktop computer to expand storage or backup files.
Optical disc drive: Upgrading to a new DVD burner or a Blu-ray disc drive will give your computer new capabilities. An optical drive is easy to install and you may even be able to install multiple drives on the same desktop.
Processor: Your processor has a large impact on the speed and performance of your laptop or desktop computer. It’s also a very simple component to change but has extra complications. Upgrading the processor on a desktop normally means also upgrading the mainboard which in turn can mean upgrading other parts.
Graphics card: Graphics cards are for computers that handle heavy image processing in video games, 3-D rendering software or video production. A new graphics card can boost the processing ability, allowing you to play the latest games or use your computer as a high-definition entertainment center with your HDTV.