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What Mac Upgrades Can Be At One’s Disposal?

By Gregg Kell

Mac computers are becoming ever popular in the modern world. This is due to the quality of design being continued as new products get realised. Lots of people own macs and wonder what mac upgrades are available. Upgrades can result in a machine being more powerful and a lot more reliable.

Although there have been many different models of macs throughout the years there are some components within each of them which can be upgraded. Instead of having to buy a whole new machine an improvement in speed and reliability can often be brought about by choosing a good upgrade for it. There is a large variety of new and improved components which are always being improved upon and these can be added to an old machine.

The random access memory in a machine is a big factor in how fast the system operates. It stores data temporally in order for the processor to use. When this memory becomes full the system slows down. The memory can be upgraded to prevent this, it is supplied in simple sticks of specified size which are easy to slot into a spare memory slot or replace an old stick.

The hard drive is where all the data is stored permanently; everything from images to documents to videos is stored on them. Obviously then when the hard drive is full no more information can be stored on them. Hard drives are easily upgraded; the speed data is written and read can be increased through an upgrade as well as the overall storage capacity.

The optical disk drive can also be upgraded in order to increase the speed at which data is read from external media. Upgrading a cd drive to a dvd allows for dvds to be played; and it’s the same if a dvd drive is upgraded to a blu ray drive (if the graphics card is able to support hd videos). Programs can also be loaded faster off a disk as a result of upgrading the cd rom drive.

The graphics card is what allows for 3d applications to run, out of all the components this is the hardware which is always being improved upon. Newer cards can allow for better high definition graphics and as mentioned can allow for an upgrade to watch blu ray movies. The cards are easily replaced as they are just slotted in and out of agp or pci express slots inside the machine.

Other upgrades which can be added to spare slots inside the machine can expand how things can be connected to the mac. Bluetooth cards, infra red cards, wireless network card and modem cards all offer ways in which other devices can be linked up to the system and allow for the user to access them from the system.

Money could be spent on buying a whole new system in order to increase its functionality and speed. However mac upgrades mean that this need not be necessary. It is a more cost effective and easier way to get more speed out of a system as well as increasing its reliability.

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