We have all sat at an office computer or library computer and experienced a lightening fast response. Or perhaps you had this experience upon firing up a brand new computer. You click on a website and its there in an instant. Once you have had that experience it leaves you wanting more.
If you’re among the many sitting at home wishing they had a speedy computer your not alone. There are a number of little things that add up to a huge difference in overall computer speed. These aspects are not complicated once understood and the good news is it’s not expensive either. Obviously some parts to the equation are more important that others but if you take nothing else from this article understand that your computer can only run as fast as its weakest link.
The first bit of good news is that you can start replacing these weak links and make some great upgrades to your computer system without spending a mint. Usually refurbished components are not the first viable idea that comes to mind. However with recent leaps in testing technology refurbished computer parts are often just as good if not better than new. This new testing technology is so good that all major manufacturers are now selling refurbished units with great warranties. This has never before been the case.
So what is the weakest link of most computers you’re probably asking yourself? Typically the weakest link is the amount of RAM the computer has. RAM is a form of memory your computer uses that allows multiple functions to occur without it bogging down to a snails pace. As a rule of thumb you need a minimum of 2 gigs of RAM. Ideally you should target 3 or more. The good news is these RAM chips are …» Read more