Is your PC fast enough for the things you want to do? Does it take forever to boot, or grind to a halt when you try to use Photoshop? If so, it's probably time to upgrade your hardware.
But what is the best way to upgrade your computer? What will give you the best bang for your buck, and which upgrades are a waste of time? Here's our guide to the best PC upgrades you can make.
1. Why You Should Upgrade RAM
Adding more memory is the easiest and most accessible PC upgrade you can make. It's affordable, you can do it on almost any machine (including many laptops), and it doesn't require much tech know-how.
If you've never cracked open your PC case before, this is the place to start.
A RAM upgrade delivers an instant performance boost to almost all PCs that are running slow. For resource hungry tasks—like video editing or gaming—the more RAM you've got, the better.