Deciding to replace or repair a
computer depends on the age of the
computer, the problems it is experiencing and how
difficult it is to fix them. Take these
computer troubleshooting tips from an
experienced computer technician and make a decision
based on these points.
Replacement parts are getting hard to find or have
become more expensive then the same part for a newer
PC. In this case, replacing the old machine is
probably the wisest choice. After all, you will most
likely get a much more powerful machine for less
than you paid for the one you are replacing.
If it is
getting harder and harder to find drivers that will
work with the newer operating systems for your
hardware, it is probably time to replace your PC.
But, do keep in mind that there is a lag time
between the introduction of a new operating system
and new hardware drivers being released. It can take
up to a year before drivers are available for some
of the older hardware.
upgrade costs as much as or more than buying a new
computer, buy the new computer. But make sure you
are getting similar quality and not replacing a high
end, reliable machine with a bargain basement one.
I do web
design which means I frequently have the entire
adobe graphics suite open on my computer when I am
designing a website. I replaced my desktop last year
because the old one could not run the programs fast
enough and it had all the fast memory the machine
could handle. The only option was to replace the
motherboard and memory which was almost as expensive
as replacing the computer. It made more sense to
replace the computer
versus 64 Bit
we will all have to move from the 32-bit platform to
a 64-bit platform just like we had to move from a
16-bit to a 32-bit platform approximately 10 years
ago. Will you need to do this soon? Probably not but
it does need to be considered when deciding whether
to upgrade or replace.