A lot of people will avoid upgrading their laptop or computer parts. Largely because of inexperience and uncertainty of what they should actually be upgrading in the first place.
As you probably know technology moves quickly. Your 6 month (old) computer has probably already been replaced by a newer model. So having the latest piece of tech can be vey expensive. Especially if you’re continuously buying the newest additions – please stop frowning some people actually do!
Then again when it comes to blogging or vlogging you will need to ensure that you have the latest software updates, as well as having a computer able to handle various programs. I for one use multiple RAM-hungry programs, meaning my computer can be slow at times. One such example is the great graphics editor known as Adobe Photoshop which can use up all of your 64 bit RAM. Resulting in your computer lagging, and general agitation developing.
When I mention agitation, I mean the type of annoyance you get from having a super shitty internet connection all the time with no solution. Later evolving into some form of frustration with there being a high chance of throwing your once prized computer out of the window. Rest assured there is a solution to fixing your computer.
Anyway, with most pieces of technology there is always a constant need to upgrade with the hope of increasing productivity and speed of the computer.
Your computer is slow and lagging
Personally this has been an issue with the PCs and Macs I have owned over the years. Generally speaking memory has never been an issues, especially moving into the 21st century. The removal of the floppy disk and the introduction of cheap hard drives means I do not need to splash out for more internal memory (as a terabyte usually is enough).
Subsequently, I have noticed that most computers lag after a year, this is most likely because of the RAM-hungry programs taking the majority of your computers processing capabilities.
When your computer becomes slow applications crash on a regular basis, and your computer prefers to show error messages instead of the load screen of that app. Nonetheless, paying attention to how your computer uses RAM might help free up some memory in the short term, however if this is a persistent problem your computer probably will need be to be upgraded or the components upgraded.
With this in mind, the majority of people will look to upgrade their computer rather than looking into their computer specifications and seeing what can be improved. I was having some speed issues with my late 2012 iMac due to the amount of data-consuming programs I was using, after upgrading the RAM performance was better than prior to purchase!
Reasons why upgrading components is better than upgrading the machine
- Upgrading computers is simple now
- You’re now provided with instructions meaning upgrades usually are a lot faster
- You save a lot of money
- You can increase performance without having to spend time transferring across all your applications and files
One service worth recommending is Crucial, they are a global brand of Micon technology being one of the largest memory and flash storage manufacturers of the world. They provide an easy and fast way way of finding out what computer components your computer is compatible with, and what possible upgrades will be of benefit.
As well as being easy to use they also having super quick postage meaning you wont end up sitting around waiting for your computer components to arrive. Make sure you check them out if you need any upgrades!
And, try to refrain from buying a new computer straight away, and instead run a scan to identify the main issues instead.
Thank you for reading, and feel free to check out my other mens lifestyle content!
Disclaimer: Crucial let me test out their service, however all opinions are my own