Parts Install

Hard drives aren’t the only parts that go bad. Sometimes, customers want additional functionality out of their desktop computers.

Adding hardware to a desktop computer is fairly straightforward, but it does require a bit of research.

If you want to add RAM, what is the proper type of RAM to get? How much RAM can your motherboard utilize? What’s the proper speed and latency?

If you want to change out your CPU, what will the motherboard support? What’s going to be a true upgrade, and what will really only be a lateral move? Do you need a CPU with a pin socket, or a pinless socket? Will you need to get a new CPU cooler, or will the one you have work?

For adding graphics cards, do I have a power supply and motherboard that will allow me to power one of the higher-end cards? Do I need PCI or PCI-e? Is my expansion slot x1, x8, or x16? If the new card I’m looking at doesn’t have dedicated RAM, do I have enough on the motherboard to fully take advantage of it?

These are just a few of the questions that need to be answered in order to find the right parts for your computer. Fortunately, we can help with the research.

For only $60, plus the price of the part, we will determine what options you have the for the upgrade you want, discuss your options with you to help you make an informed decision, install the new part, install and configure the drivers for the part, and test it for full functionality.