It doesn’t take long for your computer to become outdated. The computer that was once top of the line at the time is now getting old and you are starting to see the proof that its either time to replace or make some minor upgrades.
Is your computer running loud? Have you had a blue screen pop up while you are trying to start it up? These are not good signs. Older computers can still be useful. You might be a few operating systems releases behind the current curve and you might need to look at getting some new computer hardware.
One place to start is looking at getting more ram for your computer. Check the number of slots available and find out the maximum that you can add to your system. When we are purchasing new systems we might not get all the ram that is available. Getting some more ram to add to your system might speed your computing experience up a bit.
If you computer is making a lot of noise you also might want to check the hard drive. Hard drives don’t last forever. So make sure that you keep your current drive backed up because you don’t want to try to turn on your computer only to find that the drive is toast. Check into getting a newer hard drive and transferring your files to keep them safe. External hard drives and online backup plans can help you avoid losing all your important stuff.
Computers get old really fast. Even if you computer is getting up there in age you can still get some good use out of it before getting something new. Older computers can still be good for using internet applications.