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A Complete Guide to Computer Upgrades October 12, 2017

Gainesville, Alachua
A Complete Guide to Computer Upgrades, Gainesville, Florida

The capabilities of personal computers continue to evolve, and if you have an older model, you could be missing out on the benefits. Computer upgrades are essential for getting the most out of your machine. Experimac Gainesville will help you improve your device’s performance, and they explain what components can make all the difference.

A Complete Guide to Computer Upgrades

Graphics Card

Many people use their computers to play video games. As they become more advanced, you need a graphics card that can handle the quality. To experience high-definition gaming, look for a GPU that effectively handles high resolution, frame rates, and anti-aliasing.


computer-upgrade Nothing is more frustrating than a sluggish computer, which is why RAM (random-access memory) is one of the most common computer upgrades. Replacing and adding more RAM to your system will significantly increase its operating speed. Consider RAM with higher MHz (megahertz) ratings and lower CAS (column access strobe) ratings for the fastest performance. For most people, 8 GB is plenty.


Between program functions, the operating system, and personal files, your computer’s hard drive can fill up quickly. This will lead to slow performance. Larger storage options are affordable, especially if you just want to add an external hard drive. You can never have too much space, so consider adding at least 1 TB to your system.


This is considered the brain of your computer, and when it begins to slow down, everything else is affected. Finding a new motherboard is difficult, so it’s best to always consult with an expert. You’ll need to make sure it fits in your system and has all the needed port connections, among other considerations. There’s also an extensive backup process, so consider having a computer repair store handle the installation.


If you want increased results, upgrading your processor is the way to go. While it’s expensive, you’re making a long-term investment that will keep your computer performing at top speeds no matter what you’re doing. In some cases, however, it’s more cost-effective to buy a new device rather than upgrading a processor, so speak with a professional before making any decisions.

Whether you’re looking for assistance with computer upgrades or want to buy a new system, the staff at Experimac Gainesville has the expertise you need. The team is familiar with the latest technology to boost your computer’s performance, and they’re the leading provider of certified pre-owned Apple® products in Alachua and Marion County, FL. Call (352) 204-5328 today to speak with their staff, and visit their website to learn more.

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