There is no denying the fact that computers get outdated before you know it. If this wasn’t so then we would all be rocking the massive desktop PC with the windows 95. How do you know when it gets too old and obsolete and needs replacing?

The good news is that there may still be a way to improve your existing computer to prolong its service to you, the user. All you need to do is improve some components of the existing hardware with faster and mere reliable counterparts. All of the mentioned upgrades are easy enough to try to do it yourself.  

Additional Hard Drive

Eventually, over time your computer will inevitably run out of space to store new files. It will have no room to store temporary files. This will result in its malfunction which can be observed through a gradual slow-down in its operation or even frequent crashes. Without any space left, you will not be able to store any new files on the system. To alleviate this problem, you can plug in an external hard drive or install another internal hard drive.

External hard drives are extremely easy to attach and operate. They just plug and play. All you need to do is connect them to the USB port or Thunderbolt port on your system. External hard drives come in two forms HDD (Hard Disc Drive) and SSD (Solid State Drive). Both have their advantages and disadvantages so choose one that best suits your needs and budget.

Installing an internal hard drive is slightly tricky. If you are good with your hands then this is something you can try. This will result in a much more streamlined result as you will not have any devices sticking out. It will all be housed inside. These are generally cheaper than their externally connecting counterparts.

Upgrading To Cloud Storage

The best option to free up space in your system is to upload it all to the cloud. Once uploaded, these IT Services companies allow you to delete the local copies freeing up much-needed space to boost the operational speed of your device. As an added bonus, all the files on the cloud can be easily accessed from any device in any location. There are many cloud service providers to choose from including Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud and One Drive.

RAM Upgrade

RAM (Random Access Memory) is the tempory memory or the thinking space of your computer. This is the memory employed to open multiple applications at once or editing large videos. When the workload exceeds the capacity of your present RAM, it will slow down to a crawl. This issue can be remedied by installing additional RAM.

This is again a task for a slightly more experienced user to try to do themselves. To begin with, you must research how much RAM your system can take and how much is already present in it. Desktop computers can be upgraded to higher capacities than laptops which may not even allow you to upgrade their RAM.

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