When Is It Time to Upgrade?
So, how do you know when it is time to upgrade your laptop or PC and when does it make more sense to upgrade or to just buy new?
One of the ways you know you need to at least upgrade your computer system is when your needs have shifted. Say you want to try some new graphic software instead of just browsing the Internet. You need to make sure your PC capabilities can support it. The good news is that new software should tell you exactly what you need to run it, so you will know if you need to upgrade or not.
Another sure sign that you need to upgrade your computer is when you start to slow your roll. However, before you start adding RAM and upgrading your CPU to try and speed things up, you’ll want to make sure you know how much the upgrades you think you might need are going to cost. In the long-run, it would behoove you to just buy new. Say, for instance, your laptop is Windows 7 or earlier and getting slow…definitely time to buy new.
Ok, so gamers also know that if you’ve got game, you’ve got to have power to support those smooth moves. The cool thing about gaming though is that if you know which games you want to play, you can actually install custom upgrades that suit the particular games you crave!
Ports can be problematic too. When you realize you need a new port situation, it’s probably time to upgrade as well. Most ports are attached to the motherboard and replacing that is another thing that is going to make you want to consider buying new.
And it may go without saying, but if your computer is physically broken, it is certainly time to upgrade. You don’t want to throw good money after bad, so if it’s going to cost as much to buy new as it would to fix your computer, why not go with something that’s better suited for what’s going on in the world today?
If you have any questions about whether it is best for you to rebuild portions of your computer or just buy new, Computer “A” Services – the company that does both reliably and affordably – can help.