Computers: you love them, you hate them, and you need them to stay modern in today's world. The thing is, they are made from so many component parts, require electricity, and run on confusing computer software. No wonder they are difficult to diagnose. In order to know when to get your computer to a professional repair shop, here are the signs you should look out for:
You Can't Use the Newest Operating System
With each update released by your operating system company (typically Apple or Windows), there will be minimum specifications that need to be met for your computer to be able to run it well. Sooner or later, you will need to repair or replace your computer if it can't keep up with the latest software (or risk security holes, among other issues). Therefore, it is best to upgrade immediately if possible.
You Can't Use the Latest Apps or Games
Games are a true test for older computers. The graphics, video, and sound requirements to effectively and beautifully run a game are high. In the rapidly changing world of gaming, your computer could be outdated with each generation. It's not just games either: apps like Photoshop (with has fairly moderate minimum specifications) still need a good amount of hardware behind it.
Slow as a Turtle
It can be hard to pin down exactly what the speed of your computer is. However, you will know "slowness" when you experience it. If you find yourself making a cup of coffee while you wait for your computer to boot up, if it comes to a screeching halt once one or two internet browsing tabs are opened, or if you have to wait a few seconds for your word processor to display the words you're typing, then your computer is in need of repair.
Running Out of Room
Your hard drive gets more squeezed for digital space every time you save an item to your computer. It's using something called RAM (Read Access Memory) to be able to quickly pull up the documents and programs that are important to you. There is only a limited amount of this RAM, and when your computer begins to fill up, you'll need to to take action with repair or replacement.
Don't fall victim to a slow, outdated computer. Look out for the warning signs and contact a professional for repairs. Then enjoy your speedy, modern PC with ease!
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