Macs are different to PC’s to upgrade as getting to the components isn’t as straightforward as it could be, but it’s still possible and you will achieve an excellent performance boost with a few hardware upgrades, while also saving a fortune in comparison to buying a new system! While you can’t go throwing a high end graphics card into your iMac as cost versus performance has to be achieved, you can do a few other things to speed up a MacBook or iMac. Here’s what PC Workshop suggest.
Upgrade Your Hard Drive to an SSD (Replace your optical drive with a SSD )
Solid-State Drives are without doubt the best upgrade you can make to your computer. The speedier hard drive makes your software launch quicker and your operating system boot faster. Simply put, it’s one of the most noticeable upgrades you can make and one you will truly benefit from as most models can certainly utilise the upgrade. You can always sacrifice your DVD player and replace it with a SSD in a caddy case instead, seems few use them anyways theses days.
That said, all iMacs are a little different. It’s still entirely possible to install an SSD in older iMacs, but it’s a little unnerving since you have to pop the glass off your display with special tools. That said, every model is a little different, so it’s worth speaking to our upgrade department (Me lol).
Add Extra Memory – RAM
If you decide to upgrade, adding RAM to a Mac is fairly straight-forward and only takes us a few minutes to do. For example, an older 2010 MacBook can take 8GB provided you use 1066MHz RAM (RAM speed doesn’t really make a massive difference in performance unless you multi task and then its power/steadiness comes to the fore, but you do want to keep the speed the same on all your RAM sticks).
If you’re considering keeping hold of your Mac or MacBook an extra couple of years you can achieve great results with our upgrades, speak to Kev @ PC Workshop for an idea of cost and turnaround times. Having your Model number or better still your serial number will help us identify your particular needs, and whats achievable.
PC Workshop are two minutes from J8 M62 close to IKEA, M&S etc.