Breaking the computer to buy the cycle

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If most of you go out to buy a new personal computer, you may be excited, Use it to open it and wonder how fast it runs. When the computer is new, it always looks faster and starts faster than your old computer. Applications and games seem to run without any slowdown, when you surf the web, the page is loaded on the screen immediately, and you can quickly surf from one site to another site. Overtime Even though, your computer may slow down, rather than run as fast as new ones.

This deceleration may occur for a variety of reasons, and when this happens, it may be frustrating and disrupt your computing experience. This often happens when you can clean up your hard drive or run some diagnostics to correct it. Maybe the computer has a virus, once you remove the virus, you can restore performance. What do you do if you have finished all these things that your computer is still running slowly?

If your computer is running slowly, even if you have removed any viruses and try to improve system performance, it may mean that your current requirements on the computer are beyond the capacity of the computer.

When using our computer, we tend to install new software applications and try to run more applications at the same time. The new software we install may require more computer resources, such as more computer memory and faster CPUs, or central processing units to properly run software applications or games.

If you like me, you like to run multiple software applications or multiple Internet browser windows at the same time, you can also use more computer resources. The more resources you use, the slower your computer will run.

This is a common problem in the computer, because the computer technology will be rough every 18 months. When more feature-rich software applications are needed, software developers create more resource-consuming software programs. In order to meet the increased demand for software, computer manufacturers continue to build faster, more expensive computers. In my opinion, this is a vicious circle, in order to maintain a fast and pleasant computing experience, computer users forced to go out every few years to buy a new computer.

Fortunately, I have never been worried about this problem. I am a certified computer professional and have been repairing and repairing computers for more than 15 years. When I want a faster computer, I will not go out and buy a new expensive computer. I've learned how to break my new computer's purchase cycle by upgrading my computer. By upgrading my computer instead of buying new ones, I can simply make myself a faster computer, with only a small portion of the cost.

You can also break the computer buying cycle, you do not have to do this like my computer professionals do. You only need to know a few things about your computer, use a screwdriver for easy use, and follow some simple instructions; however, you may need to know how the computer works before you start thinking about upgrading your computer.

[1945900] The computer is made up of a combination of hardware and software. When you are not familiar with the functions of the computer, they seem complicated. Once you understand how the computer works at the base level, you can reduce this complexity.

At the most basic level, a computer receives input and generates an output. The computer receives input via input devices such as keyboard and mouse (hardware). Every time we click on the mouse on the link or move the mouse on the screen, we give the computer input or instructions to do something.

The computer receives the input of the electronic signal created by clicking or hitting the mouse on the keyboard. The signal is transmitted by a computer and converted into digital data, which can be interpreted as an instruction to an operating system, a software application, or a game.

The computer processes the digital command data and generates the output as an image or word on the computer screen, or sometimes as a printout on the printer.

Making the computer fast is its ability to receive input and quickly generate output. The computer requires several components to run, but there are three main components that directly affect the speed at which the computer can run.


  • CPU or central processing unit
  • [1945900] If not technically, the motherboard is a computer component that will be all the hardware on the computer connected. You can view the board as a data path, connect all the components of the computer together, and allow them to transfer data between them and communicate with each other.

    Each computer component on a computer is connected to the motherboard by connecting directly to the motherboard or via a data cable. The devices or components connected to the motherboard are CPU, RAM memory, hard disk drive, CD ROM / DVD drive, video card, sound card, network card, modem, keyboard, mouse and monitor.

    There are other data ports that can be connected to the motherboard through various data ports connected to the motherboard, such as printers, digital cameras, microphones and even HD televisions. These devices can be connected to the motherboard using one of several ports, such as USB, parallel, Fire-Wire, SATA (Serial ATA) or HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) ports.

    In short, the motherboard provides a data communication infrastructure that allows communication between all devices. What makes a motherboard faster than the other, it can support the amount of data transferred on the so-called data bus, and the speed at which it can transfer data. One way to think about it is in a street. The data bus as a street, the data is like a car driving in the street. Older motherboard communication is equivalent to a two-way two-wire, speed limit of 25MPH. Today's new motherboard is like an 8-way expressway with a speed limit of 200MPH.

    New motherboards are faster because they can allow more data traffic at higher speeds.

    [1945900] CPU [1945900] The CPU or processor is the brain of a computer. The CPU executes all instructions that are used in conjunction with the operating system, such as Windows XP or Windows 7, requesting it to execute. The CPU can only execute one instruction at a time, but they are executed quickly because they perform multiple tasks or "multitasking" at a time.

    Newer CPUs are faster because their "clock speed" or "clock cycles" are faster. The clock speed is the speed at which the CPU can execute the instruction. You can think of the clock speed, such as the metronome time, that the device can help the musician to keep the correct music time. The metronome has a hand in front of it, which swings back and forth during the time interval you set. When it swings back and forth, it is like a clock. Like the metronome, the CPU ticks at a certain interval, but the CPU burns at an alarming rate (in megabytes or gigahertz). The CPU executes instructions for each scale of its clock cycle. The new CPU not only can execute instructions at very high clock speeds, but also can consist of multiple CPU cores. [194590]

  • Each core can execute its own instructions. When you have a dual-core CPU, it can execute two instructions at the same time, quad-core CPU can perform four. There are now six core CPUs, like the updated motherboard, which also has a larger data bus that quickly sends and receives data through the motherboard, thereby enhancing the overall performance of the computer.

    RAM Memory

    The RAM or random access memory stores all the instructions you require the computer to perform. Whenever we interact with the computer, we will make the command data for the CPU, or even the most simple interaction, such as moving the mouse to the screen, the need for the CPU must perform many single instructions. You can imagine that playing a computer game or running an application like Adobe Photo Shop can create a large number of instructions for the CPU. The CPU is fast and can quickly execute a lot of instructions, but it can not do all the work at once, which is why we need a place to store the instructions until they are processed. That's why RAM is created.

    RAM is basically the storage location of all instructions that the CPU waits for execution. When you click the mouse or press the Enter key to start the program, you can sometimes tell you when there is not enough RAM while the glass is spinning on the screen. It seems that our computer is already locked or frozen, but what happens is that the computer is completing a series of instructions before executing any further instructions. When this happens, we usually see the computer temporarily locked. This is also very frustrating.

    The best way to solve this problem is to simply add more RAM to your computer. Adding more RAM is probably the easiest way to improve your computer's performance. Increasing the number of RAM in your computer can help your computer run faster because it allows your computer to store more instructions. This allows the computer to perform a lot of instructions while continuing to do your work and reduce the computer freeze.

    The speed of RAM you can use can also help the computer. If you use RAM with faster data bus speed, you can send its stored instructions to the CPU at a faster rate. The faster the CPU fetches the instruction, the faster it can execute, and the faster the computer will run.

    The number and type you can use are determined by the type of CPU and motherboard you are using. CPU and motherboard bus speed and the motherboard can recognize the RAM capacity will determine what type of memory and how much can be used.

    Some motherboards will allow you to install up to 32GB of RAM, and most motherboards will recognize multiple bus speeds so that you can use a variety of different types of RAM. In general, the faster the BUS, the greater the RAM capacity, the faster the performance of the computer. The important thing to keep in mind is that prices will be higher as capacity and speed increase.

    Benefits of Upgrading RAM Most motherboards can accommodate several different RAM speeds and capacities, so you can start with slower speed and smaller capacity, which will reduce the initial upgrade costs and then on the road, You can upgrade RAM to larger capacity and high speed.

    Replacing the motherboard, the CPU and RAM are actually much easier than you think. CPU and RAM are connected directly to the motherboard, so you can replace all three components by simply switching the motherboard.

    To do this, you must first determine which motherboard's shape factor your current computer supports. Many computer manufacturers such as Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Dell, Gateway, eMachine and Acer build computers based on four major motherboard profiles: They are: (1) [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [1] [3] [3] [1945900]

  • ATX = Full-size motherboards are usually found on full-size desktops and towers
  • Micro-ATX = Mid Tower motherboards, smaller desktops
  • Mini-ATX = small board in small and medium sized desktops, small desktops
  • Mini-ITX = smallest small tower and small board found in table
  • ] These shape factors refer to the size of the motherboard itself. The computer case is designed to accommodate a particular size of the motherboard. Once you have determined the size of your computer model, then you need to do is buy the right motherboard for your computer chassis.

    This work. Let's say you have an HP Pavilion 750n desktop computer. This is an old computer that uses a single-core processor. Good computer when it comes out for the first time, but today's standard is very slow. You decide to speed up by upgrading to a quad-core CPU, but you need to determine if you can upgrade it.

    You can determine whether you can upgrade the specific computer by going to the HP support website. On the website, you will type your computer model and view the computer's hardware specifications. HP will list the table element information in the specification guide. Having done so many times, I already know that 750n uses the Micro-ATX shape factor.

    Every computer manufacturer I have named has a support website on your web page where you can determine your model form. You can also search on Yahoo, Google, or Bing and ask what type of computer model you are using. If this does not work just send me an email or comment on this post, I can help you find it.

    Once you know your computer model supports the form factor type, you can now decide to upgrade your computer's performance level. The performance level of the computer is usually determined by the CPU it uses. You may remember that the CPU is often referred to as the computer's brain because it handles all the instructions and sets the overall speed of the computer based on the computer's clock speed. Because the overall speed of the computer is set by the CPU, you typically start the upgrade by limiting the required CPU performance level.

    How do you decide which level of performance to upgrade to, depending on how you use your computer and how much you want to upgrade. In general, if you only use the computer to send and receive e-mail, browse the web, and save and share digital images from a digital camera, you may only need to upgrade to a dual-core CPU to significantly improve your computing experience.

    If you play a lot of games, burn DVDs, edit movies or sound files, and use high-resolution images or graphics, you may need to choose a quad-core CPU to improve performance and improve the computing experience.

    From a cost standpoint, you can expect to pay more CPUs for faster CPUs, while slower CPUs and quad-core CPUs are often more expensive than dual cores. Often I believe that you should try to buy as much as possible as much as possible and make the most of your money without having to upgrade for some time.

    When you are ready to select a CPU, you will choose according to the manufacturer and type, and you should be aware of the differences between the different types of CPUs for each manufacturer.

    Intel, AMD and Motorola have three major CPU makers, but for the purposes of this article we will only focus on Intel and AMD. Motorola is responsible for making CPUs for Apple computers. Apple computers are proprietary computer models, and upgrading Apple computers can be more difficult and costly.

    The focus of this article is to help the budget conscious, who has a user who is often called an IBM-compatible computer, can easily and cost-effectively upgrade the computer. IBM-compatible computers are recognized as computers that are primarily running Microsoft Windows operating systems such as Windows XP or Windows 7. Intel and AMD manufacture CPUs that support IBM-compatible computers, so these are the two manufacturers we will focus on.

    For the purposes of this article, I will not elaborate on the difference between Intel and AMD CPU. The Internet has a lot of detailed information that describes each vendor's CPU chip architecture and gives a parallel comparison.

    I will invite you to conduct a number of studies on each manufacturer's chip design and then review a benchmark for each CPU performance site. There are many links on CPU design, compare and review on the web, which can help you make your CPU choose.

    AMD and Intel's general mood is that dual-core or quad-core configuration of the performance of the two CPU and Intel's speed similar. Intel CPUs are always associated with fast execution of business applications, while AMD CPUs run multimedia applications quickly. When you study their benchmark scores, you will see that Intel's graphics look appear to perform AMD significantly, but when you see the duration between the two is very little time.

    You will see the significant difference between the two manufacturers is the cost. AMD CPU is almost always cheaper than the Intel CPU. I have been asking my client's question: Is the speed difference of 4 times faster than $ 200 or $ 300 when buying an Intel® CPU? "Not for me

    With the current use of the phase Than I am looking for an overall performance boost. After you upgrade your computer, you will not compare it to another computer with the same performance, and you will compare it to the speed of the previous computer. If your computer is running faster than the previous one after your upgrade, and the cost of performance improvements is not high, you will be satisfied with the upgrade, which is very important.

    [1945900] CPU Cache

    Previously, I pointed out that RAM stores all the command data sent to the CPU in the computer. CPU Cache is another form of high-speed memory, only it is dedicated to the CPU. It has been shown that the CPU can process the data more quickly if more data to be processed can be stored on the memory near the CPU itself.

    All CPUs are cached, but some newer CPUs will append a faster cache and keep more data in close proximity to the CPU. Typically, CPUs that run at higher clock speeds and have extra cache faster will provide higher performance.

    A good example is the difference between AMD Athlon and Phenom series CPUs. Athlon and Phenom series are dual-core and quad-core configuration, but the Phenoim series also has an extra L3 cache, making the CPU faster. It also makes the Phenom series CPU more expensive than the Athlon series.

    Another interesting thing is now there are version II of the Athlon and Phenom series. Version II provides faster caching because both CPUs are likely to be faster than their predecessors. However, the increase in benchmark digital performance is relatively small.

    Be sure to do some research on the differences between AMD and Intel CPUs and select those that you think fit for your computing needs while meeting your budget goals. Once you have selected the required CPU, you can choose not only to support the CPU, but also support the computer shape of the motherboard.

    The last thing about CPU is that AMD and Intel have different CPU dimensions, so when you choose a motherboard that meets your computer's outline dimensions, you also need to choose the right CPU for your choice The motherboard. This may seem complicated, but once you start looking at the motherboard and the CPU combination, it's not difficult.

    I have shown that the dealer has filtering options on their web pages that allow you to choose a motherboard that supports AMD or Intel. You can also filter through CPU and computer profiles, which can help you narrow your decision.

    Once you have decided on the CPU, you want to choose the motherboard that supports your choice of CPU. On the motherboard, the motherboard has several major manufacturers, they are the main production models are four kinds of motherboards. The major manufacturers are:

  • This may seem a lot to choose from, but when you start filtering the CPU type, you can narrow the focus and select the correct motherboard (19459007)
  • More easily.

    Each motherboard will have the common functionality necessary for standard computer operation, and some may come with additional features that may or may not be beneficial to you. The main reason to remember the motherboard is that all components can be connected, and you can choose to customize your computer upgrade based on the motherboard you purchased, more or less.

    For example, you can purchase a motherboard that integrates video and sound cards into the motherboard. This can save you time and money because it does not require you to select a video or sound card, but if you want a specific video or sound card, you can choose a motherboard without these integrated components and then select the one you want to install Video and sound card as a card added to the motherboard. [1945900] [1945900] The following is a list of common motherboard functions:

    • Keyboard and mouse input is commonly referred to as PS2 connector
    • – Universal serial bus port for connecting computer peripherals (keyboard, mouse, printer, digital camera, external hard drive, etc.)
    • Parallel printer port (in the printer's new motherboard using USB) [19459008

    [1945909] [1945907] [1945907] [1945907] [1945907] [194590] The external SATA or string Line ATA connection (higher speed data connection

  • HDMI – for connecting high-definition displays or TV or external high-definition audio components High-definition multimedia interface
  • ]

    We earlier touched RAM, we know that your choice of RAM must be supported by the CPU and motherboard you choose. To simplify it, CPU is sure you have to choose the type of motherboard, your computer model determines the motherboard model you choose.

    The motherboard will determine what type of RAM you will be able to use for your choice easier The only thing that needs to be decided is the size of the RAM, which means you choose gigabytes, gigabytes or gigabytes of RAM and your chosen RAM speed.

    Another thing you must pay attention to Newer operating systems (such as Windows Vista and Windows 7) require at least 2GB of RAM to function properly, so you will select at least 2GB of RAM at the time of the upgrade. Knowing this can make your decision on the number of RAM fairly straightforward. As for the speed of the RAM you choose again depends on how much the motherboard will support, the number of performance you want and how much you are willing to spend.

    As to determine the speed of your motherboard will support RAM is not difficult to determine. When you start viewing the motherboard, you will see that they clearly specify the type and speed of RAM they support.

    So far, I have introduced a lot of information and hope to better understand what you need to identify the computers you need to upgrade your current motherboard, CPU and RAM components. Buy these components and upgrade their own prices much cheaper, and then go out to buy a new computer, I am confident of this information, as a starting point, you can also save money to upgrade the computer.

    However, before attempting to upgrade the computer, you should know two important additional information.

    1. Before upgrading your current computer, you should back up all important data to an external storage device such as an external hard drive, a USB drive, or a CD or DVD.

    The important reason is that when you upgrade these components, you will be forced to reinstall the operating system, which will clear all current data on the hard disk. Also, if you do not have an installation disk for the current operating system, you will need to purchase a new copy of Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 after upgrading the components. If you have already considered upgrading to a newer version of Windows, this may not be your primary concern. Also I can also help you find a copy of the cheap Windows operating system.

    2. You will install a new component in the current PC that will be advanced from the power point, and the upgrade may require you to upgrade the power supply.

    Upgrade is not expensive and very easy to complete. The power type you want to select is at least about 400 watts and requires a 20×4 pin or 24 pin power supply. This is the power type supported by the new board. Motherboard specifications again indicate power requirements.

    To make the computer faster, you need to do is upgrade the motherboard, CPU and RAM. You first determine the motherboard size that the current computer will support and the performance level you want to upgrade. Then you can purchase CPUs that meet the performance requirements and motherboards and RAM compatible with the computer model and CPU specifications.

    One thing I have not mentioned is the actual installation of these components once you have purchased and are ready to install.

      • At the high level, the process is no longer:
          • Unplug your computer before you and disconnect all peripheral components such as keyboard, mouse and monitor
          • Turn on the computer, place the electric or place an electrostatic belt to ground itself to the chassis, so as to avoid electrostatic discharge of the computer parts.
          • Removing the side cover from the computer chassis
          • Disconnect all power and data lines from the old motherboard
          • Unplug and remove the old motherboard from the housing
          • Install the new power supply
          • Install the new power supply
          • ]
          • Now that you are ready to install the operating system

          Once you decide to start this process, I know you will have a lot of problems That is why before I start upgrading my computer, I will suggest you the last thing.

          There are many of their own computer repair and upgrade manuals that can be online online, they can provide you with all the help you need for a computer upgrade. Many books will provide you with a step-by-step explanation of how to replace each component on your computer and provide you with detailed charts so that you can see how to actually remove or install it. I suggest you make a small investment and buy one of these books.

          If I can recommend anyone to do their own computer manual, it will be "automatic computer repair release". This book covers all aspects of computer upgrades and fixes in a clear and concise format and provides comprehensive color maps and step-by-step instructions to help you upgrade or repair from any computer. I can not recommend this book enough for me in my signature, on the link page of my website that provides a link to this book.

          I thank you for reading my article and I hope it has inspired you to go out and tackle what you may have original thought was an difficult task. You can upgrade your computer yourself and save yourself a lot of money too