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4 signs your computer needs an upgrade

Well-running PCs are crucial for your business’s success. So, it’s essential to ensure your PC operates at peak performance. Even if your business is equipped with top-of-the-line systems, they will not last forever. Having said that, it can be difficult to know when to replace them. To make the decision easier, here are four clear signs your PCs need to be upgraded.

#1 Security needs to be upgraded

Is your hardware compatible with the latest operating system(s)? If not, it might be time to purchase a new PC. Also, ensure to check the compatibility of Mac and Windows operating systems for the latest updates. Compatibility aside, there are other security measures to consider, such as:

• Compatibility of any software required for work
• Creating strong passwords

If a security upgrade is required at work, purchasing new PCs may be the best option.

#2 Repairing hardware is time-consuming

Generally speaking, it is more cost-effective to repair individual computer components when problems arise. There is a major downside to this approach, however. Repairs can prove very time-consuming, resulting in lost revenue for your business. So, it’s important to weigh up the cost feasibility of constant repairs and lost productivity. If repairs prove too expensive, we advise purchasing new PCs.

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#3 Your PC has trouble multitasking

Is it becoming harder to run two or more applications simultaneously? If you can’t move quickly between open applications, it’s a clear sign your computer is reaching its use-by date. Another indication is a dramatic slow down if you’re trying to move between open tabs in your internet browser.

#4 The system is hot

An obvious indicator that your computer is reaching the end of its life is constant overheating. In some cases, the culprit is simply a blocked or dirty cooling fan. As your computer collects dust inside, fans work less efficiently and the computer becomes very hot. However, if you can’t pinpoint the reason your PC overheats, it may be time to invest in a new system.

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Is your computer due for an upgrade? If so, call or email Computer Man today for computer upgrades Cairns locals can trust.