Your PC is slow – time for something new? Before you buy a new computer, you should check whether your old PC can be upgraded. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS offers tips.
he exchange of hard drives , processors, memory or graphics card is often useful and cost-effective than buying a new computer, it is keeping the expense within limits. In addition to a screwdriver and thermal grease only a little skill is required. Only the replacement of processor and motherboard (motherboard) is slightly more complicated, but also requires no engineering studies. Before starting with the replacement of components, find out which parts you can use. Not every video card or any processor which comes with every motherboard. If in doubt, please check out the manufacturer’s sites on the Internet about the exact specifications of the components. If you do not know exactly what’s in your PC, use diagnostic tools such as Si Soft Sandra Lite or CPU-Z. The give fast access to the inner workings of PCs.
PC Upgrade: Video card
Especially gamer can not avoid a strong graphics card, as modern 3D games the graphics processor (GPU) demand a lot of power. Make sure before buying a graphics card that your power supply provides enough power for the card. Modern high-end graphics cards draw up to 300 watts from the system when running under full load. Also keep in mind that there is enough space in the housing must be available for the new graphics card. But which model provides the best performance for your money?ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has compiled a list of the best graphics cards in the following overview
PC upgrade: RAM
Memory is short-term memory of the computer. The more RAM (Random Access Memory) is in the PC or laptop, the faster can work with it. If the memory too short, Windows stores program components and data on the much slower hard disk. Will the processor to access it, he must insert long waiting times. This slows down the computer.While RAM modules were once quite expensive, the price is now at less than 10 euros per gigabyte (GB). ULTIMATE TECH NEWS shows how to change the memory in a few steps.
PC upgrade: processor (CPU)
In particular, the central processing unit (CPU) determines the performance of your PC.Here, the performance of the processor is dependent not only on the clock frequency: Other factors include the intermediate memory (cache), the number of cores and the supported command sets. So it is possible that processors are faster than higher clocked models with lower clock. No manufacturer has the perfect and suitable for all applications processor. The ULTIMATE TECH NEWStest lab sets out what processors match your needs. Installation of a CPU is one of the trickier tasks in PC-building or replacing components. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS explains how to proceed step by step.
PC upgrade Hard Drives
Those who want to give their computer a neat thrust, hits a SSD storage. Operating system, programs and games visibly benefit from fast access to data, the bring the technology. Reason: Unlike traditional hard drives with SSDs rotate no magnetic discs, the contents are stored on Flash devices. A controller chip controls access and accepts the internal management. A few years ago were luxuries SSD storage and located in high-end computers. Meanwhile fall for 1GB of not even 50 cents and so the storage for a wide user base are eligible. What models cause a particularly strong interest in buying, find out in the following table.