Technology has improved so much throughout the years; it makes sense that the old components will be forgotten about and left behind, seeing as all the attention will be on the newer shiny ones. Your computer’s components’ lifespan is not very long, and this is not because of the quality, but because better and faster parts are made every day. In order for you to keep your computer performing at its optimal capacity, you can make a few easy upgrades to your computer rather than replacing the whole thing. That said, here are a few tips on computer upgrades that won’t break the bank.

 

1. Hard drive

An easy way for you to increase the speed at which your computer operates is to create some more available storage. While you are working or playing games, your computer is constantly saving and swapping data. It needs room for this to happen, and when there is no more room left, your computer will start to slow down. Hard drives come in different storage sizes, but even the smallest hard drive will already be an asset to your computer, and the added storage will be a significant improvement. If it turns out that you have nowhere in your computer box to place an additional hard drive, you can always make use of an external hard drive.

2. Random Access Memory

Every person experiences a day every now and again where everything is moving 100mph, and it feels like you can’t think straight because there is too much happening at the same time. Believe it or not, but your computer can experience the same issue. By increasing the RAM in your computer, you will provide your computer with more thinking space, which means that you will be able to do more things simultaneously. An important thing to keep in mind is the RAM type you are able to use in your computer depends on the motherboard. Motherboards can be bought, or if you are up for the challenge, you can utilize the PCB Assembly Process to build your own – talk about a custom computer!

3. Graphics card

If you are a person who loves playing games and it is your computer’s primary purpose, you will most probably have to upgrade your computer’s graphics card. Most computers are released with only a standard graphics card that is perfectly suitable for watching the occasional video or two. Still, it will affect the performance of your computer. This component may sound a bit expensive, which is the case sometimes, but you would also be able to pick up a second-hand one for a more reasonable price.

 

Using the few tips mentioned above will drastically improve your computer’s performance without having to spend a lot of money on it. This means that you will have more money available for some new games and have a better-performing computer to play those games on – doesn’t that sound like the perfect combination?

 

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