Improve the Performance of Your Computer

As your computer ages with time, so do the parts inside your computer. And all the while, technology keeps improving and computers continue to get faster and faster. In addition the software you use on your computer requires more and more from your computer. While you may not need computer repair, an upgrade might solve the problem. If you feel like your computer is dragging, or you’re getting the idea that you want something newer and better, consider upgrading your computer before you head off to the store to purchase a newer model.

More often than not, you can replace parts on your computer that will give your computer new life. Computer upgrades will often increase the performance for much less than it would cost to buy a brand new computer. Sometimes extra memory, or a new hard drive, or a new version of the Windows operating system will give your computer new life. You’ll get the feeling that you just got a new computer, but for only a fraction of the cost.

Common PC Upgrades

Here are some of the more common parts that can be easily upgraded that will improve the performance of your computer system.

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Solid State Drive

A solid state drive, or SSD is newer technology that replaces the old hard disk drives. It is similar to a flash drive where the data is stored in microchips. There are also no moving parts as in the old hard disk drives. This allows the computer to operate much faster than before.

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Desktop Memory

In many cases, your computer will not have the maximum amount of memory installed when you purchase it. Adding new memory will increase the speed and performance of your computer. This also speeds up the opening and closing of programs.

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Video Card

A newer video card can be for an upgrade or computer repair if your video display has gone out. In the case of an upgrade, a new video card can come in handy if you are doing video editing, or gaming, or using your PC to output to another video source such as a TV to play videos.

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Power Supply

The power supply can also be an upgrade or a for a pc repair. In the case of an upgrade, a new power supply might be necessary if you are upgrading other components in your computer and you need additional power to handle the upgrades.