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I’ve lived in the Randle area for the past 20 years, moving here from Kent in 1999 to get out of the city life and never looked back. I have three children, my oldest daughter lives in Seattle and the younger daughter and son live in Randle. I’m blessed with three beautiful grandkids.
Is My Computer Upgradable?
If you are thinking that it’s time for a new computer, you may want to explore whether your current computer is worth upgrading. There are multiple things to consider when making the choice to either buy new or upgrade.
Three of the main things to look at is processor speeds, memory (RAM) and hard drive space. Another consideration, of course is that the case will need to be opened in order to change out any parts. This is sometimes challenging in a laptop vs. opening the case of a desktop computer.
You can easily look at your computers settings to see your processor speed, current RAM, and hard drive size. To view your processor speed and memory, go to Settings/System/About. Under “Device Specifications” you will see the Processor and Installed RAM specifications. The number under Processor that you are interested in is the GHz. Mine is 3.10-- which is decently fast. Anything under 2 is probably going to be slower. RAM is the amount of memory that your computer has to operate with. 4GB and above will be sufficient for most computer programs you will run, unless you are gaming.
To see the size of your hard drive (physical storage space) Open File manager. Go to This PC and right click on your C:\ drive and click Properties. Look under Capacity for the size of your drive. You can also see how much free space you have left on hard drive. If it’s almost full, it is probably time to clean out some files or get a bigger drive.
To find out some options for upgrading, Crucial has a free scanning tool that will give you exact specification of your individual computer and offer upgrade options for you. Go to crucial.com and select Scan Computer button. After giving permission for the scan, a small program will be put on your computer and you can use it to scan your computer and get a report on what is on your computer without opening case. I use this tool quite often. If you decide to upgrade, I suggest you shop around for the best prices on hard drives and memory card. Prices can vary widely.
Have a great week and Happy Holidays to you All!
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from Robert Aydelot: 2019-April 2020