Before you decide to buy a new computer or laptop to replace your sluggish one, why not save some money and give it a new lease of life. If you have a good processor that is under four years old you can get more performance out of your computer by adding more RAM or a solid state drive (SSD), making it feel like new again.
E-tec Computer Services can offer the following upgrades:
- Memory upgrade (RAM)
- Hard drive upgrade
- Hardware upgrade
- Operating system upgrade/downgrade
RAM is your computer’s short term memory. By increasing your RAM your computer will be able to do more tasks at once because it does not have to write to the hard drive each time. This will improve the speed of opening and switching between programmes, and is ideal for people using photo and video editing software.
Hard Drive Upgrade
Adding a faster hard drive can increase the speed of your computer by reducing the write speed and increasing the read speed. Solid state drives (SSD) are much faster than traditional hard disk drives (HDD) because they do not have any moving parts.
Even though the price of SSD’s is falling they are still more expensive than a HDD. However, if you want more space then HDD is the best option.
All computers have a graphics card installed, this can be built into the motherboard or pre-installed. By upgrading your graphics card, you can improve the computing experience by playing and editing video better, game graphics and freeing up memory.
Operating System Upgrade/Downgrade
Windows has recently drastically changed the layout of it’s operating system. Windows 8 was the first major change followed by an updated Windows 10 bringing back some beloved features. Some users prefer to use Windows 7 or 8 and downgrading can be tricky. We can install the version that suits you.