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Is your computer sluggish? Cluttered? Bursting at the seams? In this course, created for those new to PC maintenance and utilities, author and computer teacher Laura Bungarz shares some of her favorite techniques to help you speed up your home PC. Learn about defragmenting, checking your RAM, sorting files, and using utilities you already have to clean up "behind the scenes." Laura will also provide tips on upgrading your computer and, if your budget permits, looking for a new PC.
Hard drive is important, but you also need to think about what you're going to use the computer for. Are you a game player? Movie lover? Music lover? Think about video cards and sounds cards or those things that you're going to need in your new computer. Or are you just checking your email, checking Facebook, surfing the web a little bit, doing some googling? You'll probably find, if you go into the store and look at the basic desktops, the one on sale is going to do fine for what you need. What I often tell people is, "The 300 dollar "one on sale is great, if all you're doing "is checking your email and facebook and surfing the web." But if you are a gameplayer, if you are a movie lover, if you do want to do the video editing, if you want that kind of power, then you need to look at the higher end models.
Games require considerably more power in the computer than Facebook does. Simple as that.
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