System Hardware Repair & Upgrades

How are upgrades done?

There are certain exchangeable parts (components) that make up every computer, laptop, server, or device in general. Each component has a specific function and effects the performance of the system in a certain way.

If your system is older or has trouble rendering certain websites or managing tasks, you may find that upgrading some of your system's components can be helpful in getting your computer back into good performance.

Today's digital world is very quickly evolving. With the demand for more and more graphic enhancements and multimedia being a standard, it can be difficult for older systems to be able to handle some of the software, applications, and websites that are being produced. Even computer systems bought in a retail store today can quickly become outdated with the way new technologies are being created on a near daily basis.

RAM

 CPU

Hard Drive

Graphic Card

Motherboard

RAM (Random Access Memory)

Is the location in a computing device where the operating system (OS), application programs and data in current use are kept so they can be quickly reached by the device's processor.

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

A processor is the logic circuitry that responds to and processes the basic instruction that drives a computers processes and functionality

 

The term processor has generally replaced the term central processing unit (CPU). The processor in a personal computer or embedded in small devices is often called a microprocessor.

 

Hard Disk Drive
(or Solid State Drive)

A hard disk drive (sometimes abbreviated as HD or HDD) is a non-volatile memory hardware device that permanently stores and retrieves information. There are many types, but generally the sizes are either 2.5" or 3.5" for desktop and laptop computers.

 

Recently, a new type of storage device called solid state drives (abbreviated as SSD) have been made available. They are known to secure your data in a safer manner and be much faster at retaining information that traditional hard drives. Of course, they are more expensive by far.

 

Graphic (Video) Adapters

A video card is a PC component that is used to enhance the quality of images showed on a display. It is attached to the motherboard and controls and calculates an image's appearance on the screen. The video card is an intermediate device that accelerates the video throughput.

 

Videos cards are also known as graphics cards, video adapters, display cards, graphic adapters and graphic accelerators.

Motherboard

A motherboard is the physical arrangement in a computer that contains the computer's basic circuitry and components. On the typical motherboard, the circuitry is imprinted or affixed to the surface of a firm planar surface and usually manufactured in a single step. The most common motherboard design in desktop computers today is the AT, based on the IBM AT motherboard. A more recent motherboard specification, ATX, improves on the AT design.

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