Want to speed up your Windows Laptop or Notebook? RAM, OS, HDD/SSD and CPU upgrades available on all Laptops and Notebooks

Toshiba-windows-7-laptopThe IT Guys specialise in Windows Laptop Upgrades and Notebook Upgrades and Repairs on all Microsoft Windows Computers across Perth, Western Australia.

There are a number of laptop upgrades available to increase the speed, capacity, reliability and security of your Windows Laptop Computer, starting from only $78

If your device is a Windows Laptop or Notebook and 5 years or older. We DO NOT recommend upgrading it. We recommend REPLACING with a new laptop.

The CPU and GPU supplied in Windows devices older than 5 years, are not capable of flawlessly running and especially playing of games and videos (you tube, facebook etc). Laptops and Notebooks cannot have the CPU or GPU upgraded or replaced.

How old is my Windows PC?

We recommend Dell computers

If your Laptop/Notebook is less than 5 years old, it may be able to be upgraded and improved.

Depending on the programs you intend to run will determine the upgrades we will recommend.

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Improving Security

If your looking for better security, less viruses and the ability to use the latest programs: A simple OS upgrade maybe all that is required (see here for Windows 10 pricing) its not a FREE upgrade anymore.

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Increasing Speed and Performance

If your just looking for increased speed and performance and only running email and programs that are NOT graphic-intensive (such as required for Gaming) we recommend the following pc upgrades (1 and 2) . Upgrade 3 is not available on most laptops.

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1. Upgrade or add SSD Drive

Replacing your existing HDD with a Solid State Drives (SSDs) drive will increase your computers speed by around 400%.

Solid State Drives (SSDs) have no working parts so you can read and write data to and from them very quickly. Think of them as a very large USB Thumb drive or Flash Drive. They use the same technology.

SSD‘s range in size from 250 GB to 4000 GB (4 TB).

SSD Upgrade prices 2021
SSD Upgrade prices 2021

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2. Add additional RAM

Most people mistakenly think adding additional RAM (Random Memory) to their computer will speed up it’s general performance.

This is only true in the case of certain processor intense programs such as Video or Image production programs (, Photoshop etc.) or if you have a need to run many programs simultaneously.

If your computer is running an older 32 Bit version of Windows 7 or earlier, it cannot utilise more than 4 GB of RAM, no matter how much you add. The current “de rigueur” for RAM is 8GB.

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3. Add or replace Video Card or upgrading the CPU

Most Laptops CANNOT have their CPU or video capabilities upgraded, so be very careful what you purchase in the first place. Clevo, Origin and MSI are gaming laptops that are upgradeable.

To find out if or how much your PC can be upgraded, you firstly need your computers details, these can be found here on Windows 7 computers, or here on Windows 8 computers or here on Windows 10 computers. Once you have the information, email it to us at  helpdesk@itguyswa.com.au and we will be able to advise and quote on available upgrades

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If you live in Western Australia, and you need any kind of computer help, please complete the form here before bringing your device or computer to us at 315 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Western Australia or call us out by clicking here. You can email us at helpdesk@itguyswa.com.au or call:

08 6118 2601 

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