13.3. Removing, Installing, and Configuring Components

There are huge economies in choosing to upgrade the components of an existing computer. Think about it. You can spend hundreds, even thousands, of dollars on a nice new, shiny computer just to get the total amount of RAM you wanted. Why not spend just a fraction of that and upgrade the RAM of the computer you have? Not enough horsepower for that new RAM upgrade? Replace the processor or the entire motherboard as well. You've still saved an appreciable sum. There is little need these days to perform a forklift upgrade on computers built within the last few years. Most of what you can identify as a shortcoming in your computer's characteristics can be remedied by a component upgrade. Only ...

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