Upgrades

If you are running an old version of Windows or macOS you may be missing crucial security updates. Windows 7’s end of life was on January 14th, 2020, which means no more security updates, leaving you vulnerable to attacks. MacOS also gets updated frequently, adding new features and patching exploits long before they affect most people.

Don’t wait – let me upgrade you to Windows 10 or the latest version of macOS for a flat fee of $89.

I can also update your phone to the latest version of iOS or Android available and update all of your apps for a flat fee of $29 (in-shop). I will even enable auto-update for you and show you how to make sure your phone stays up-to-date so you don’t miss any important security patches.

 

Solid-State Drive (SSD)

By far, the most effective way to increase the performance of your computer is an upgrade from an old-fashioned hard drive (HDD) to a solid-state drive (SSD). Traditional (aka mechanical) hard drives use magnetic spinning platters to store your data. SSD’s have no moving parts, which allow them to access your data instantly. In real-world use, this means things like starting up your computer, opening programs, loading web content, accessing files, and anything else you use your computer for will be much quicker. I’ll even transfer your data for you, so your programs and files will be exactly where you left them.

 

RAM (Memory)

Random Access Memory (RAM) is the temporary storage your computer uses to handle all of its current tasks and everything you have open. You can never have too much RAM, but you can definitely have too little! Without enough RAM your computer will struggle and can slow dramatically during normal usage. Typically, the ideal amount of RAM is at least 8GB for basic usage, but to those who multitask or keep a lot of things open, or are gaming, more RAM is essential.

 

Graphics Card (GPU)

If your computer runs well but struggles with or won’t play certain video games, upgrading your Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) can make all the difference. I’ll be more than happy to upgrade your GPU and help get you the best card for the best value, tailored to your favorite games. Sometimes a Power Supply Unit (PSU) upgrade may be required depending on the GPU, but I’ll be sure to help maintain compatibility and recommend the best option for your needs.

 

Currently, shop visits are strictly by appointment.
In most cases I’m happy to pick up and drop off your devices to you for a fee.