To Upgrade Or Not Upgrade by primusboy


									To Upgrade Or Not Upgrade?
There are many types of available computer memory on the market today. It
can be confusing to wade through them all when considering an upgrade for
your computer. So, before you take the upgrade plunge, consider some of
the following information. Then, based upon your own discovery of your
usage patterns and the cost of compatible memory for your particular
computer as well as the advantages and disadvantages of upgrading, you
can make an informed decision.
New and improved is not always the angle you should consider first.
Instead, evaluate if the new improvements to the specific type of
computer memory you intend to purchase are ones that you need and can
utilize. There is no shame in passing on advertisements that don't offer
you any true benefits if you have no use for the memory upgrade to which
the advertisement is attached.
If you are considering the memory upgrade on the hopes that it will fix a
poorly running computer, please consider having your computer serviced
and the root problem with performance repaired prior to upgrading your
memory. There is no evidence that upgrading computer memory will solve a
performance problem if that problem is not related to a lack of memory.
In fact, adding memory when the problem is in the core processor will
only increase your difficulties and can possibly add to the poor
performance of your computer. It is always best to consider the true
nature of a computer problem before trying a do it yourself approach. It
is also easier on the pocketbook to correctly assess any problems you may
have with your computer. Taking it into a store that services computers
for a checkup may be the first step you should take if you are thinking
of upgrading memory to ensure that inadequate memory is really the reason
for a slow running computer.
As with any type of upgrade, if you find that the advantages to upgrading
your computer's memory are in your best interest, then take the time to
back up your files before you begin. There is a chance that data could be
lost even if the only thing you are adding is computer memory. The few
minutes this takes may be the only safeguard you have if something should
go wrong.
Consider also that most memory is added via removing the CPU hood and
installing "cards". This does require that you know something about the
inside of a computer. If you are unsure about operating the
configurations of wires and other foreign looking occupants beneath the
casing of your CPU, consider having the memory installed by a
professional. The cost of gaining the security of having someone who
knows the ins and outs of computers and installing memory can save you
money in the long run as the experience they bring to the table can help
your memory upgrade go smoothly.
Hiring a professional computer technician is also the wisest choice if
you look at the types of memory from which to choose and scratch your
head in confusion. Since there is more than one type of RAM and each type
has specific properties that perform specific functions, you need a basic
understanding of them and what your computer is able to handle in terms
of compatibility.
As with any decision and purchase, weigh your options and then make your
decision. Whether you hire a professional technician or attempt a do it
yourself method, the time you spent researching the decision is
ultimately the best thing for you and your computer.
Victor Epand is an expert consultant for computer memory, PC supplies,
and computer games. When shopping, we recommend the best online stores
for PC computer accessories, computer memory upgrades.

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