Frustrated with a slow computer?
While there are many ways we can increase the speed of your computer, the most permanent and cost effective speed increase is upgrading your machines memory (RAM).
Random Access Memory, or RAM, is the physical hardware inside a computer that temporarily stores data, serving as the computers “working” memory. Additional RAM allows a computer to work with more information at the same time, which has a dramatic effect on total system performance.
For the rest of July we will be taking 15% off of any memory upgrade service. This is the perfect time to put an end to your slow computer frustrations!
Give us a call or come by the shop to get started! 806-722-0770
Our Remodel is complete!
Come help us celebrate, see the shop and meet the Geeks (and our shop cat!) on Thursday, August 10th.
The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will have a Ribbon Cutting for us at 4pm and the Open House will follow. We will be providing food and drinks (including adult beverages!).
We hope to see you then!
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With the blistering heat lately, I thought it would be a good time to talk about heat as it relates to computers. Unfortunately, if a computer is overheating it doesn’t start sweating or turn bright red like we do. This makes identifying an overheating computer a little trickier. Here’s a few symptoms to look for.
– Loud Fans. If your computer sounds like a jumbo jet about to take off, something isn’t right. Dirt (especially in West Texas) can accumulate inside the machine making them need to work harder to keep up.
– Randomly shutting down. A lot of things can cause a computer to randomly turn off, but overheating is one of the possible causes. Computers know what temperature they are at, and if it gets to unsafe levels, it will turn itself off to prevent damage to the hardware.
– Heat! If it’s extremely hot to the touch or is blowing out very hot air, it is a good sign that it’s operating at a higher than normal temperature.
How it Works:
On average, a modern processor inside a computer can run around 100 Degrees Fahrenheit. A Heat Sink is attached to the processor with a compound called Thermal Paste that helps conduct heat between the two. The Heat Sink is then attached to a fan that blows the hot air out of the machine. In a laptop, there is normally only 1 fan carrying all of this heat out. In a desktop, multiple fans are used to direct cool air in, through the Heat Sink, and blow the hot air out of the machine.
If your computer is experiencing any of these symptoms, we can help! We can clean dust out of the fans and heat sink, reapply Thermal Paste, replace Heat Sinks and Fans, and a Tune Up can often help the machine run cooler by not putting the processor under so much stress for simple tasks.
Give us a call or come by if you have any questions!