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November 30th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Metropolitan Area Computer Upgrades

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Washington DC Metropolitan Area Computer Upgrades – PC Upgrades, Washington DC Metropolitan Area

It can be really frustrating trying to work or play a game on a slow or old computer, but before you consider throwing it out the window there may be a few upgrades you can make which could help speed up and make your computer feel newer.  Geek ABC is a local computer and network service and repair company who can help you determine if your computer is worth saving before you spend the money on upgrades or if you should just think about getting a new one all together.  Sometimes upgrading or replacing some of your computer’s hardware can make a world of difference.  Our computer geeks have expertise in many areas and would love to help you salvage what you might consider a lost cause.  We can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.  We provide mobile, onsite computer service and repair for businesses and residents throughout the Washington DC metro area.

The first thing that you should consider upgrading is your computers memory or RAM (Random Access Memory).  Adding more RAM is one of the cheapest upgrades you can make that will give you immediate and noticeable results.  It will help to illuminate those nasty hang-ups and give you faster response times.

The next thing to consider is upgrading and adding extra hard drive space.  This will not only increase your speed but it will give you extra space for storage.  You can get either an external hard drive or install an internal one.

If you want to start playing newer games on your older PC, not only should you consider upgrading and adding more RAM but you should look in to a new graphics or video card.  PCI express graphics cards are great for improving your computers speed and resolution, but you have to make sure that anything you want to add on to your computer is compatible with your motherboard.  Older motherboards most likely won’t support newer peripherals.

With the advancements in technology today, most computers have a lifespan of about 4 years, but you don’t necessarily have to always go out and purchase a new one.  There are ways that you can expand the life of your current computer.  If you do have to go out and purchase a new computer, data transfer is one of our specialties and we would be more than happy to help you with that.  Again, we can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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November 24th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Computer Components And Upgrades

Washington DC Computer Components And Upgrades – PC Components And Upgrades, Washington DC

At this point in time, I don’t think we could even begin to imagine not using a computer at some point during our day.  Whether it’s for entertainment purposes, work purposes, or school purposes, we can’t seem to go without them.  Computers have become an essential part of every day life for children and adults alike, but as the user we tend not to think about what is actually going on inside our computers that is responsible for making it work.  Computers are made up of many components and are in constant need of upgrade due to constant advancements in the field, and the slightest fault in one of these components could result in an extremely slow computer or one that won’t work at all.

The most important part of your computer is its motherboard.  The motherboard is the place in your computer where other important components are located.  Some of these components are the microprocessor, drive controllers, and memory.  Your computers performance relies largely on what microprocessor you have.  It is in this component where all of the instructions are received that you enter that in turn make the computer work accordingly.  The most commonly used processors are Intel and AMD.  Your computer’s memory or RAM (Random Access Memory) is the memory that is directly attached to the motherboard and it is what speeds up your performance.  If you don’t have enough RAM your computer will try to take memory off of the hard drive, virtual memory, and it will slow down your systems speed.  Other components that are directly attached to the motherboard are the sound (audio) card and video (graphics) card.

Of the components that are not attached directly to the motherboard, the hard drive if probably the most important.  Your pc’s hard drive is where all of your data is permanently stored.  Optical drives such as CD and DVD drives are another component to your computer.  DVD drives have become more popular than CD drives these days because DVD’s can hold more data than CD’s.  And even more that DVD’s, people are using USB thumb drives to store data because they are small, portable, and can hold higher amounts of data.

The last components to consider are the external components such as your monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers.  Without these you wouldn’t be able to use your computer at all.

As a local computer and network repair and service company, Geek ABC wants to make sure that you have the best information possible.  Owning a computer is pretty much an essential these days and it’s important that you have a reliable and trustworthy service and repair company on hand when you need them.

Here at Geek ABC we provide same day, mobile, in-home network support and repair services for residential and business customers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.  You can reach us via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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