Many people do not seem to realize that a computer can be fixed in most cases, but at some point, your system will not be worth to repair when compared to newer models. This guide is here to help you know when your system is too old to keep on life support.
Issue 1-I can no longer install and run new software or applications without upgrades.
Upgrades are a fabulous thing to do to your system. In a lot of ways, you could even say that they can provide you almost a new system if they are done correctly. Small things like RAM, video or audio cards can be worth the investment. But when you need to replace more than one item for certain programs that is when you need to start questions rather if it would be worth the money to buy just a new machine instead.
Issue 2-Dead Motherboard
If your motherboard is dying or causing you issues, it is cheaper to buy a new computer than pay up to $500.00 or more for a PC part.
Issue 3-Hardware/Software No Longer Supported
At some point you will have a computer that will outlast most of its generation, and while that may sound like a good thing-chances are that it is behind the modern standard. While I will say that it is best not to replace your system until it needs to be, it is good to know that after a couple of years most systems are outdated.
Issue 4-OS Is No Longer For Sale
Using Win 98 now would be pointless, so remember to keep going along with the main OS trend. A computer than ran on 98 could not support Win 7, so that would make you computer obsolete.
Issue 5-It Keeps Breaking Down
If your hardware keeps failing on you every couple of weeks or one right after the other, it is time to part with the old one. Your money could be better spent on a new machine than repairing one that can barely work.
Issue 6-Your PC Is Older Than 5 Years
5 years for a computer makes it a dinosaur machine. It will be way beyond the typical life span and on top of that nothing new coming out will likely run on a machine as old as 5 years.
These 5 issues are pretty simple and to the point-even for those who do not understand most technology. But as I stressed early on in the post, most system issues can be repaired and typically will not need to be replaced. Feel free to ask any more questions that you may have about this topic. Don’t forget to subscribe for all of the updates and must see guides like this one.