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What PC Components Should You Regularly Upgrade?

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PC Components – Let’s start with the basics.


What is a PC?

PC stands for Personal Computer.

PC Components

Why do my PC Components need to be upgraded?


PC components regularly need upgrading to keep up with modern trends and demands.

At this point, you may be asking yourself about other options. The only options are to upgrade or to buy a brand new computer. It is usually best to upgrade. It is much cheaper to upgrade your PC components than it is to throw away or recycle a perfectly usable machine. 

From time to time manufacturers and software providers will update their products to make them run faster. Additional benefts may be to provide more space. As well, the developers might have fixed a common bug with the system that affects the various PC components. In this instance replacing the whole computer, whether it is a desktop PC or a laptop, makes no sense whatsoever. 


The central processing unit, often abbreviated to the CPU, is essentially the ‘brain’ of the computer.


Obviously, it works particularly hard. It has to cope with all kinds of processes while the machine is turned on. It eventually tires to a point where it may start to run slowly and the knock-on effect is that the whole computer starts to slow down. The solution here is to replace it with a larger or faster version and while it is often an expensive part to replace, it is much less expensive than replacing the whole computer.

The hard drive is another key component that can be upgraded in favor of a larger one. This part of the computer stores all of the data on the machine itself. It can either be purchased as a built-in upgrade or as an external hard drive that connects via the USB port. It also serves to provide more storage space for the machine. For companies like www.physicaladdress.com, which rely on the web, this sort of maintenance is critical.


The Benefits and Job of a USB Powered External Hard Drive 


Computers come with their own built-in hard drive which has the primary function of storing data and files on the machine. Quite often, however, storing a significant amount on the machine can cause the hard drive to feel overwhelmed, a bit like a filing cabinet with hundreds of files inside – it takes longer to find what you are looking for and you are running out of space. In this case, a USB-powered external hard drive can be the answer to your needs, allowing you to move some of the files off your computer and onto a separate hard drive. Thusly, freeing up space for the computer to work at its optimum speed and performance level. 

The USB-powered external hard drive does the job of backing up your files. In addition, it will free up space on the actual PC or laptop. Thusly, providing you with a secure location to store your important files, treasured photographs, and videos. This is so important as things can go wrong with your computer. It has happened to me! Dropping it, losing it, or simply crashing can result in you losing everything. Some people choose to store their files in ‘the cloud’. Still, others prefer external storage devices like the external hard drive or a flash drive. Either way, taking files off the actual computer can allow you to access them anytime and anywhere. Additionally, it can be particularly beneficial if you are working on sensitive files on a shared machine. For example, client contractual or financial details that you don’t want others to see).


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Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.