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We’ve known for a while that your smartphone is a better PC than your PC ever was. It can’t replace everything your computer does, but there are some things that are actually better to do on your phone rather than on your computer.
Dear Lifehacker, My computer is getting a little old. I built it myself, but I’m not sure whether it’s worthwhile to upgrade individual elements like my processor or video card or whether I should just start from scratch and build a new rig. How can I tell when it’s time to upgrade and when I should start over?
If you’re a PC gamer, you know that upgrading your computer’s video card will give you the best gaming performance boost. PCWorld argues, however, that a discrete graphics card belongs in most people’s desktop PCs — not just gamers.
You’ve just purchased a new computer. Nice! You’re probably excited to tear open the box and set it up, but there are a few boring-but-important tasks that will save you disappointment and even heartbreak (not to mention money) later. Here are a few key tasks you should perform whenever you buy a new PC.