Here at Computer Lift in Portland, Oregon, we understand how frustrating it can be when your computer slows to a crawl – you have things you need to do! For this reason, we offer a computer upgrade service that will revitalize your computer, and speed things up. We always have our client’s needs in mind, so when we are diagnosing your computer problems, we will take the time to talk to you and find out where the issue lies. We don’t believe in selling our clients things that they don’t need or want - we want to understand the problem so that we can fix it.
The Most Common Computer Upgrades
There are only so many components in a computer that can be upgraded before it becomes more useful to replace the computer entirely. If we feel that you would be better served by replacing your computer, we will let you know. After we find out what you use the computer for, where you are having trouble, and take a look at the computer for ourselves, we will diagnose what we believe to be the issue. If we determine that you should upgrade a certain component in your computer, it will probably be one of the following components.
Add or Replace RAM (Memory)
Think of RAM or Random Access Memory as the short-term memory of a computer. The more high-quality RAM your computer has, the faster it will be able to perform multiple operations at once.
Upgrade or Add New Hard Drive or Solid State Drive
The hard drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD) is where the computer stores all of its information. When an HDD or SSD fills up or becomes old/damaged, it can slow down and seriously affect how quickly your computer performs processes. One of the most popular computer upgrades that we perform right now is to upgrade hard drives to a solid state drive. Hard drives rely on mechanical moving parts that can wear down and break. Solid state drives are entirely electronic and therefore faster, and more reliable.
Replace Video Card
For those who rely on the graphical performance of their computer, the video card will make a big difference when it comes to performance. The graphics card processes the information that is then displayed on your monitor. The better your video card, the faster and prettier your display will appear. If you work with graphical applications or play video games, updating your video card can mean a much more fulfilling experience.
If you are tired of the bevy of cables cluttering up your workspace or have your workstation placed far away from your modem/router, a WiFi card may be just the thing for you. We can add a WiFi card to your desktop and have you online in no time!
Software or OS Upgrade
Windows 10 is quite a bit more nimble than Windows 8/7/Vista/XP and you will probably notice a considerable difference if you let us make the switch for you. Similarly, there is a good chance that whatever software application you use the most could be upgraded to the latest version. Let us help you to figure out how to optimize your software suites.
Add or Manage a RAID Setup
Nothing is more important than your data. Your computer can fail and be replaced entirely but your data cannot be easily replaced. All of your important business files, accounting data, pictures and personal data could be lost forever to something as small as a hard drive failure. We see this all the time and spend many hours performing costly data recovery operations. Let us provide you with a backup solution that fits your needs and ensures your data is safe using RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) technology and/or offsite cloud backups. If for some reason, your computer fails and your data is lost, you can rest easy knowing that you have high integrity data backups.
At Computer Lift, our goal is to give our clients a smooth user experience for a fair price. We specialize in the nitty-gritty technical details, so you don’t have to, so give us a call today at (503) 312-0512 or email us via contact form.