One of the most common questions we get asked is, "Why is my computer so slow?". While there are many possible answers to this question, we've put together a list of some of the most common reasons: - your hard drive is almost full - you are low on RAM (random access memory) - you have too many programs running at the same time - you are performing a demanding task (like image rendering or video editing) that requires upgraded components - you have a computer virus or malware
Does your computer need an upgrade or a replacement? It can be a tough call, but our knowledgeable staff will help you work it out. First, consider the age of your computer. After about seven or eight years you may start running into component compatibility issues. Second, look at the cost of the components you need to replace PLUS the cost of installation. Parts may be inexpensive but the labour to replace them may not be. That said, a couple of components that are typically
You've been using your version of Windows or Mac OS for a loooong time. You know it. Your comfortable with it. Why bother to change it? Well, there's a few reasons actually.
1. Security - Microsoft and Apple do their best to provide updates for the valid operating systems they offer, but in general you're getting the best security updates on the most recent version of operating system. After a while, these companies will stop creating updates for these operating systems (an
How long should your computer last before you should seriously think about replacing it? In a nutshell, 3-5 years is the average lifespan of a computer BUT that strongly depends on what you use it for and the type of computer you have. In general, computers are (unfortunately) designed to have a limited lifespan to the benefit of the manufacturers and other associated companies. A computer that was top-of-the-line when you bought it, won't likely be able to keep up with softw