When Is It Time To Replace Your Business PCs?

The average desktop PC has a lifespan of three to eight years depending on the type of system you purchased. As your computer ages, you'll notice that it may be slower to respond and runs out of storage space. You may also find that it's not compatible with newer forms of software. When this happens, it's time to replace your computer.

The average desktop PC has a lifespan of three to eight years depending on the type of system you purchased. As your computer ages, you’ll notice that it may be slower to respond and runs out of storage space. You may also find that it’s not compatible with newer forms of software. When this happens, it’s time to replace your computer.

What Are The Signs That You Need To Replace Your PC?

1. You can’t run the latest applications. If your computer doesn’t meet the minimum hardware requirements to run the latest versions of a software application that you need, it’s time to replace it.

2. You can’t run the latest operating system. The same applies as above. If you can’t run the latest release of an operating system (like Windows 10), you should consider a new computer. Otherwise, you’ll lose the support you need and the security patches to ensure your PC runs as it should.

3. Your computer is running slow. If your PC takes an extraordinary amount of time to start when you first boot it up, or it’s struggling to operate, it’s time to think about replacing it.

4. You can’t run more than a few applications simultaneously. If your PC can’t run two or more applications at the same time, or you can’t go from one program to another quickly, it’s time for a new one.

5. You can’t connect to new IT hardware. Have you run out of slots (or compatible ones) for new network, sound, graphics or another kind of card in your computer? Or, the PC’s motherboard won’t support more memory? Then it’s time to retire it.

6. Is your PC making clicking and grinding sounds? Does the fan in your computer keep turning on? Is your computer running warmer than usual? This is a sign that your operating system or applications are maxing out your computer.

7. Does it seem to take forever to load new applications? This happens with aging computers that can’t keep up.

8. You spend too much time trying to troubleshoot problems. If you find that you’re always bringing your computer in for repairs, it just doesn’t make sense to hang onto it. It will cost you more in time and trouble in the end, and you’ll probably need to replace your PC soon anyway,

Should You Upgrade The Parts In Your Computer? No – Only For RAM

Other than for RAM, it’s just not cost effective to upgrade a workstation or laptop. As computer programs get more sophisticated, they use up more system RAM (Random Access Memory). Just as the name indicates, RAM is memory that can be accessed randomly – this is where bytes of memory can be accessed without using preceding bytes.

Are You Ready To Purchase A New PC? Think Lenovo From Centerpoint IT

Don’t leave your employees with old PCs that are frustrating to use. Think about your productivity. Think big. Think different.

For example, the compact ThinkCentre M910 Tiny desktop from Lenovo boasts a footprint so small it can fit neatly behind your monitor, under your desk or on a bookshelf. It’s engineered to work in the toughest environments and can handle extreme temperatures and dusty conditions.

You can carry out intensive tasks with speed and ease, power up is a flash, and load files fast without delays. It supports up to 4+ monitors, 4K monitor support, and has a powerful processor and graphics card for fast graphics processing and multitasking performance. You’ll also have a built-in Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, and more.

Let’s talk about upgrading your workstations with empowering technology.  Contact Centerpoint IT in Atlanta at (404) 777-0147 or at service@centerpointit.com for more information.

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