At Technically Yours Computer Service and Repairs, I understand only too well just how frustrating it is to deal with a sluggish computer, especially after you get the chance to try the latest, fastest model. However, I also understand that everyone has a budget, and a shiny new computer may not fit into yours. Before you spend your money on a new computer, try these computer upgrades to get your current one up to speed.
- Add Another Hard Drive- One thing that may be causing your computer to slow down is a lack of disc space. When your hard drive starts running out of memory storage, it has less and less room to temporarily save and swap data as you work on files, and this may cause your computer to slow down or crash as a result. To get your computer working back at normal speeds and give yourself more room to save stuff, you can connect an external hard drive–or, if you don’t want to have to keep track of a separate piece, you can come by Technically Yours Computer Service and Repairs to have me install a new internal hard drive.
- Migrate Files to Cloud Storage- Another computer upgrade option when it comes to increasing your memory space is to move your files to a cloud storage service. Cloud storage services like Google Drive or Dropbox store your files on their servers, which means you can delete your local copies and free up that hard drive space for your current projects. You’ll also be able to access your cloud files from any computer.
- Use a New Graphics Card- If you use your computer for highly visual tasks like editing photos or playing video games, then you can improve your experience by adding a new graphics card to bolster your computer’s built-in chip. Adding a new graphics card is an internal upgrade, so if opening up the inner workings sounds like too much for you, you can call me at Technically Yours Computer Service and Repairs to do it instead. Once your new card is installed, you’ll be able to enjoy smoother, higher-quality visuals across the board.