It is difficult to pinpoint the exact moment to replace a slowing or ageing business PC and many factors have to be considered before replacing one.
There comes a point where slow PC’s can begin to cost a business time and money, therefore being able to know when to be out with old and in with the new is an important one.
Top Seven Signs
Your computer is running slow – Probably the most obvious indicator that it’s time for your PC to go. If your device is taking a long time to load pages, save files or a number of other tasks it may be time to purchase a computer which can handle this. In some circumstances however, it is worth clearing up your hard drive or upgrading your PC for added life.
Loud noise – Most computers make noise when operating, usually in the form of a fan humming away. However, if your PC begins to make any new sounds such as clicking or scraping this can be taken as an indicator of further issues. In addition, if your fan is starting to work overtime, this can be a sign that the PC is struggling to handle the tasks asked of it.
Repeated error messages and crashes – A pretty obvious one, but pop up error messages, freezing and crashes indicates your PC needs an upgrade or to be replaced. These problems could stem from viruses, malware or corrupt and missing files.
Multiple repairs and upgrades – If your PC has needed several repairs or upgrades it may be cheaper and more effective to buy a new one than to continue to fix an ageing PC. If it is costing you more in parts and labour than a new PC, then it could be time to cut your losses.
Performance decrease after upgrade – If you have recognised that your PC is having issues, made an upgrade and it is now beginning to slow again then that is a good time to replace your PC. Continued upgrades often lead to lower performance in your device without much financial benefit.
Lack of space – If your computer is full and you have to keep deleting or moving files you are in need of a bigger hard drive. Moving all files onto a new hard drive may solve the issue but a lack of space indicates you could need a new computer too.
Frustration – If your computer is frustrating or disappointing you regularly then often the financial output to get a new PC is massively outweighed by the motivation gained through a smooth-running device.
If any of this applies to your business PC’s, then it may be time to begin replacing some machines before they start becoming a drain on revenues.
If you would like to talk with an expert for advice or help with changing over machines, then contact us today.