Video card upgrade: It may not be that your computer is too old, but that games are getting more demanding. The days of stick-figure animations are gone and lifelike 3D is more the norm. With improvement comes a bigger strain on your computer's resources. If there is a gamer in your household, many times, you can add power with a single component-a new video card.
Hard drive upgrade: Due to both size and speed, new hard drives are popular right now. Many people upgrade to an SSD (Solid State Drive) that do not have moving parts and can find data fast. They even boot up fast! When you upgrade to a new SSD you can keep your old drive for general storage and also keep all your existing data.
Memory/RAM upgrade: Some cheap computers do not have enough power when you take them out of the box! Really, most of the ones that department stores sell need an extra 4GB of power from the get go. Sometimes even a great computer falls behind as new applications are introduced and more resources are needed. Adding extra memory can revive your existing computer for a couple more years.
Where to draw the line? There are other upgrades such as the CPU (the brains of the computer) and the motherboard. Once you get into needing to replace these, it really is time to purchase new. You will save money by getting a new computer that will meet your current needs and grow with you in the future.
Is your computer letting you down? Call us at 937-660-4899 to discuss upgrading or purchasing a new computer