Sometimes it seems that our society has adopted a belief that if something isn’t working the way we think it should, we ought to just throw it away and purchase a new one. Before we jump to that conclusion with your computer, let’s determine if a computer upgrade might be an inexpensive alternative.
Is it cost effective?
It’s not set-in stone when you should upgrade a computer versus replacing it outright. One consideration is whether it’s convenient to upgrade the computer. Most desktop computers offer ports that are easily accessible, but some laptops and all-in-one computer designs make end-user upgrades a significantly more complicated job, if not impossible. Consider replacing a computer when the cost of the parts to upgrade it is more than half the price of a suitable replacement.
When you factor the costs of upgrades, think about the four main replaceable components: memory, hard drives, video cards, and processors.
Is it cost effective?
If you are considering replacing the processor, a motherboard upgrade will likely be required depending on its age. For example, Intel processors have a history of changing their socket configuration on each new generation, requiring a more modern motherboard. AMD processors on the other hand are a little more forgiving. Should a motherboard upgrade be necessary, a memory upgrade would be expected. Replacing these many components basically constitutes a complete new build considering that the only remaining components are the case, power supply.
Plan Of Attack
Once the scans have completed, the nature of the infection is revealed. Some threats can be easily removed like a splinter. Other threats attach themselves to critical components of your operating system, so tampering with them actually make things worse. Either way, we contact you and clearly explain your options with a free estimate before doing anything else. Even if you were to choose to do nothing, you still won’t owe us a dime.
For those of you that wish to have a better display on your screen, an upgraded video card can be installed in most computer towers. Your video card can make or break your ability to play many high end games or run photo and video editing programs.
If you are the kind of person who makes use of a digital camera, digital video camera, or you record TV/rip DVDs to hard disk, then it’s hard to have enough storage space.
Most computers today come with only one drive fitted. When fitting the drive, you can either fit it as a secondary drive or you can replace the current primary drive with the new one. While fitting the new drive as a secondary drive is usually the easiest job (because you don’t need to move your data about), we have the ability to ‘mirror’ your old drive onto a new larger drive without disrupting your data, programs, or operating system.
A Better Operating System
If your computer is utilizing a Windows 7 operating system, you should consider upgrading to Windows 10. Windows 7 became obsolete on January 14th, 2020 and therefore will be considered unsafe to use “due to significant security implications that arise when support no longer exists”.
We will be glad to look at your computer to see if it’s possible to upgrade, and it will not cost you a dime.
We Guarantee It
We are the only repair service in town with a 100% guarantee. If you are not absolutely satisfied, we make it right at no additional cost to you, period. In addition to that, if you have any questions or problems, you just call our cell phone number. You’ll get Computer Dave or one of our knowledgeable technicians, not a call center or a robot. We even have the ability to connect our two systems together over the Internet should you need us.