How to pick the right PC upgrades

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You may be wondering what exactly you can do to your PC as it becomes sluggish when you're performing some demanding task. well, there are a number of things you can do.

You may choose to add or remove some things to your PC or desktop based on the model or component type. But you'll also want to consider your budget while thinking of what to do. so, check out the options in this article to determine what best solution you can apply to that your device.

RAM

How to pick the right PC upgrades

System memory is very important to system performance. The system memory is being used by the operating system to store information or data for quick access, and this go against the use of slower storage like a hard drive. Instances where your PC becomes sluggish in performance can be reduced or eliminated by increasing your RAM capacity. Windows may struggle to run intensive applications and games at optimal performance, if your PC has only 4GB or 8GB of RAM.

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Especially where there are lots of data to be stored and quickly accessed, then your PC needs a larger RAM capacity because, though your operating system (OS) may fall back on the hard drive when it runs out of storage, and though your SSD may be fast, it's not as fast as the RAM. Checking the task master whenever the system slows down is the easiest way you can check to know if your system needs more RAM. You should consider getting a new RAM if you find out that the RAM usage is almost at its full capacity.

For PCs that are being used excessively, and has a lot of workload like gaming or video editing, we recommend 16GB. The minimum should be 8GB, but for systems that are only used for things like streaming, communication and light web browsing, 4GB should just be okay.

GPU

How to pick the right PC upgrades

The GPU is one feature that is most important for people who play games on their PC. If you don't play games on your PC, you may not consider this feature. The GPU is a very interesting  upgrade prospect especially for people who are serious about gaming. GPU companies like AMD and NVIDIA, which are the greatest and latest, should be a great option to this category of game lovers.

If you are upgrading from integrated graphics processing on a CPU to a dedicated PCI-e card, you will notice the largest difference with a GPU upgrade. Next is if you are upgrading from a mainstream product like an AMD R7 265 GPU to the latest GTX 10 series of GPUs from NVIDIA. For those who play games, you'll need to upgrade your GPU if your frame rate is below what is considered as the baseline by many, which is 60 FPS.

Storage

How to pick the right PC upgrades

If your system's storage drive (the unit that has windows installed) is seriously running low on space, or it's an old, slow mechanical drive, then you should consider upgrading your system's storage drive. performance in opening applications will vastly increase and boot time will be reduced when you upgrade from a mechanical drive to an SSD for windows.

A potential replacement should be considered once you've used up more than 75 percent of the windows drive capacity. For PC owners who would wish to take advantage of faster speeds over hard drives with spinning disks, SSD upgrades on compatible laptops is considered a priority. The only issue with SSDs, especially with more advanced solutions with more than 250GB of storage, is the price.

CPU

How to pick the right PC upgrades

Upgrading the Central processing Unit may bring about a great boost in performance, depending on the purpose to which you use your PC. Hence, it's also important to consider your CPU. It's not an easy task to replace the CPU in a PC as it requires lots of research to determine experience, compatibility checks and know-how.

In order to take advantage of newer chips, your motherboard will likely need to be replaced with one with a supported socket and this may need a compatible RAM; hence, it constitute a major problem with processors, especially older models. This makes the whole process a tedious one because with the intention of upgrading just your CPU, you'll end up upgrading other components in order to support it, and this may cost you a lot.

More advanced CPUs with multiple powerful cores and hyper-threading will be needed by those who wish to do some photo and video editing.

Conclusion

Finally, we'll like to point out that there's no one size fits all upgrade method. What type of upgrade is right for your PC depends on the purpose your PC is meant to achieve and the current component configuration of your PC. For instance, people who seek to increase their system's productivity will go for a better processor and RAM, while game lovers will prefer GPU and RAM upgrades.