PC & Mac Upgrades
PC & Mac Upgrades? You are in the Right Place! Trust Your Computer Services To The Pros!
Upgrading, an interesting topic and one that has perhaps received a resurgence of interest, now that economics dictates a cautious season. In the golden days, this was of course all the rage. Everything was to be upgraded; more RAM, bigger hard disk drives, the next CPU could work in our motherboard and get us faster speeds, a better monitor and the latest Operating System.
For a while here, these trends ceased and many got into the habit of replacing rather than addressing potential performance bottlenecks and tweaking.
And what is the right way for you?
Most Macs can still be easily upgraded in the RAM department at least, where a PC or standard notebook is a custom invitation 24/7 and the ease with which we can bolster performance is hard to ignore. Personally, at A PC Genius, we build a big machine and anyone who has owned one of our systems will know that generally, you either get a V8 or a V12 in terms of performance, with a couple of V16 systems getting under the radar from time to time. Why did we always put the best amount of RAM, note, not the biggest, as more RAM can slow your system right down, you have to find the sweet spot, on day one and therefore cancel the need to upgrade?
Well, basically, most people leave it until the machine is unbearable after 2 to 3 years and then choose to fix the issues, whereas, we decided that seeing as this inevitability was to come upon us at some stage, lets do it right at the factory before the client even gets the system, so that it is in fact always bearable and enjoyable to use. Thus, to this day, our clients get the big motherboard, oversize video card, plenty of RAM and storage, the biggest CPU on the market and the highest performance LED screen available.
What about everybody else? Well we need to ask some questions, such as how old is that system? Bearing in mind a notebook will generally last 3-5 years of excellent performance and a desktop PC about 5 to 7 years (at least one of our well developed machines will go that and up to 13 years old I discovered earlier this year), we dont really want to be putting too much resources into a very old machine. What about a 2 to 3 year old system that needs more RAM or a bigger Hdd ? absolutely. We often come and remove all the dust from the fans, reseat the RAM and delete all the temp files and wow, goes like new again. Dell computers seem to love a good session like this the most, but any computer or notebook or Mac will love a good tidy up and optimization session and perhaps more RAM! One great idea for Windows Vista, eeek, we only sold two or three copies of this, R.I.P. windows XP Pro! or Windows 7 and Windows 8 users is to use a particularly high performance USB stick as a ReadyBoost drive and increase performance spectacularly and very inexpensively.
Cheap and easy performance upgrades are available and we can certainly assist here. Let us know what you want to do by contacting us today!