Friday, September 27, 2013

We are at that point in technology when we have the tools and capacity as well as confidence to create our very own computer. With spare parts and all those good stuff, all you need is technical know-how and you can build your own computer with the speed and power that you need. However, it is really not that easy. It is very crucial to know that if you mess up your computer for the sake of an upgrade, you might end up spending more than what you could actually hope for. The question now is if computer upgrades are good or bad and if you should even consider this option than buy a readymade one?

There are some people who take upgrading as a very good exercise of their technical skills and capacity to build or enhance a computer. That sounds ideal but it requires skill so if you are a regular user without any knowledge about adding components and stuff for your computer, it would be best to have an expert do it for you.

Upgrades, to some extent can either be DIY or professional level. DIY is if you are just replacing whole hardware like monitors or maybe an entire new CPU. Maybe you want a new hard disk drive. This is probably the easiest upgrade that you could ever do. In some cases, like with regards to chips and cards and doing some software upgrades, it takes a professional in order to identify the risks, recognize the problems and ensure that the computer is working well.

Some people have conservative takes on computer upgrades. Let's face it, not all repair experts and technicians are brilliant or honest. You will see problems like haphazard installations, replaced parts or maybe even utter downgrades instead of downgrades. As you can see, it is not just about the items. It is really all about the entire system and how it will actually work for the needs and demands of the consumers. Sometimes, even if the intentions of the technician or computer owner are good, the results of the upgrade can ultimately be terrible disasters or impending disasters in the long run.

In all these things, it is necessary to take some time and ponder more about the aspects of computer upgrades before investing your money on expensive parts and fees. Here are some very useful, practical and easily implemented tips to give the real score regarding upgrades.

If it is not broken, there is no need for fixing.
Just because you have so and so computer and someone advertises that they can uplift it to become a great computer, you will just deliver your computer and pay the price. One thing to save you money and disappointment at the end of the day is that if it is doing the things you do regularly quite brilliantly, the there is really no reason to upgrade the computer. Sure, new features may have better aspects but what about the other features? Especially for software, they offer great graphics and added features but are they really worth the cost of the upgrade?

If it is broken, there is no need to fix it, either
It is like adding a new side mirror on a battered car. Or maybe a new battery for a poor running engine. It does not make sense and could potentially affect the overall functionality of your desktop. If you really must, fix the problem first. Upgrade will not fix the issue. For software, there are also some programs that can be added to make the computer run faster but be aware that some of them can cause the computer to get damaged even more.

However, that is not to say all kinds of upgrade are bad. If the purpose of the upgrade is to add better security like antivirus protection then so be it. Maybe a component is already becoming a nuisance just like bad keyboards or an ineffective speaker. Upgrading the hardware can be great. In some cases, upgrades can be great investments in the future as they can boost functionality to get things done in a shorter period of time.


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