Technology seems to move faster than we can keep up with it. There’s always new software that has new memory requirements or a new game that requires a faster CPU (Central Processing Unit) and GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). So when it comes time to upgrade these parts, you might be confused on how to do it or if you even can do it. We’re going to take you through each possible part and what you need to know to upgrade.
Power Supply – This should only be upgraded to power your hardware. Don’t go overboard or it’ll be bad for your motherboard.
Graphics – Every motherboard has a PCI type slot and you have to find out exactly what kind of PCI slot your motherboard has to know what kind of graphics card to put in. The common types are PCI-E 2.0 and PCI-E 3.0.
Processor – You need to know the socket type of your motherboard and the wattage of your power supply to know that your power supply can handle the new processor.
Hard Drive – This only needs to be upgraded if you absolutely need the space. 500Gb seems to work just fine for most people unless you store a bunch of movies and media and in that case, you’ll need a Terabyte drive at least. For gamers and office users, I recommend getting a smaller SSD drive.
If Your Computer Is Running Slow – Here Are The Possible Causes
Some people just purchase new laptops or computers when the ones they own break down, but it is usually a lot more financially advantageous to just get yours fixed if the same thing happens. The average computer buyer does not have a big enough budget to afford purchasing a new machine whenever the one that is currently being used malfunctions. As such, it is likely in your best interests to take some time to see if there is any way that laptop of yours can be repaired properly.
Of course, in order to get your computer repaired the right way, it will be necessary to hire a someone with a good deal of experience in computer repairs and everything in between. Depending on the extent of the damage that your computer suffered, there is usually a pretty good chance that it will be able to be repaired. Of course, to you it might seem like the problem is very severe, but to a laptop repair person chances are the problem can be uncovered and fixed within a very short amount of time. There is no need to throw that laptop away without first checking to see if there is a way it can be fixed.
What to Do if Hard Drive Is Acting Up
Did you recently notice strange noise coming from your hard drive? The noise could be ticking or clicking. If that’s the case, try to back up all of your important data from that hard drive onto another one, because it looks like this hard drive will not make it. If you did not get around to making a back up, you will need to hire a company specializing in data recovery of hard drives by brand that you have. For example, if you have a Seagate hard drive, you should consider Seagate hard drive data recovery specialists, because each manufacturer of hard drives is slightly different, and you need to make sure this job is taken care of.