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When is the right time to upgrade your PC?

Do you have an old PC with ongoing issues? Here is the guide to know the right time to upgrade.

Replacing your PC can be more expensive than upgrading the existing one. However, it’s may become necessary and a better idea to upgrade your system. If you have a device that you are thinking of upgrading, the following points will help you decide if now is the right time to do it. So when is the right time to upgrade your PC?

1) Recurrent issues

Your PC may now and then have some ongoing problems like graphics issues, screen-freezing, CPU over-usage, or too much heating. Fixing these issues over the long term may prove more costly than upgrading to a new one. In this situation, buying a new PC will solve all the above-listed problems.

2) Operating system

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If your system is compatible with older versions of Windows, say Windows 7 or earlier, you should consider buying a new PC. Merely upgrading the Windows version to the latest, say Windows 10, would create new problems. The hardware of your device won’t be able to run Windows 10 smoothly. You need the latest version of Windows for the sake of the security of your data against the latest threats. The act of buying a new PC would take care that you get the latest operating system. 

Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) error
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) error (Image courtesy: Wikipedia)

3) Futureproofing

Older parts of PC are more prone to failure. The hardware of your system is nothing but a composition of electronic circuits. The degradation in performance of a device is indicative of the fact that it needs an upgrade. If you neglect it keep dragging it, one day it may suffer hardware failure putting your data at risk. Thus, it’s wise to change your PC as soon as one or two symptoms of deterioration surface.

A new PC for a better performance
A new PC for a better performance

4) Cost

You ought to take care of the economic factor in your mind. At times, the cost of replacing the hardware is not the best solution to go for. Sometimes, the entire system becomes so dysfunctional that replacing one or two hardware won’t help. Connecting new hardware to a five-year-old PC can raise compatibility issues. You must always consider what a new PC of the desired specs would cost you in contrast to replacement.

Compare the cost of replacement vs. buying a new PC
Compare the cost of replacement vs. buying a new PC

Deciding whether to buy a new PC or not is not too tough a question to answer. You just need to figure out the investment in an old PC versus buying a new one and the probable output.  

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