You want a faster system? Put faster parts in it. That’s the simple answer to a question that every PC owner asks from time to time. But replacement parts aren’t free, and cash-strapped computer enthusiasts know that the key is to put their money where it counts most.
Hardware upgrades can extend the life of your current computer. When you purchased your new Computer System, it may have been the latest and greatest, but six months later there was already a computer better and faster on the market. We can help you keep up with rapidly changing technology by performing simple, low cost upgrades to your existing computer.
Call us today to find out how computer hardware upgrades 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 relatively easy to replace on a desktop, but can be more complicated with a laptop. Additionally there are some additional sub categories of RAM that may or may not be compatible with your machine.
Hard drive: Hard drives on most laptops and desktop computers are modular and can be easily swapped for a faster model with a larger storage 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 back up files.
Solid State drive: Upgrading your conventional Hard drive to a Solid State Drive will give one of the fastest performance boosts possible. A Solid State Drive can cut loading times from minutes to seconds, and allows for your computer to access programs and files much faster than an ordinary Hard Drive. Solid State Drives are quote a bit more expensive than their older counterparts though, and sacrificing storage capacity for speed is a typical trade off to keep costs down.
Video card: Graphics processing units, or video cards, are for computers that handle heavy image processing in video games and 3-D rendering software. A new video card can boost the graphics processing ability, allowing you to play the latest games or use your computer as a high-definition entertainment center with your HDTV.
Blu Ray Drive: Most Desktop and Laptop computers will be equipped with a DVD Read Writer Drive that allows for you to read from and burn to CD an DVD disc media. Upgrading to a Blu Ray drive allows for Blu Ray discs to be read, perhaps in order to watch a Blu Ray Movie, and in some cases can also allow burning to larger capacity Blu Ray Discs for your own personal files.
We perform a range of hardware upgrades at our workshop, and most jobs are completed within 48 hours subject to availability of parts. Contact us for more details on how we can improve your existing computer performance.