It is important that you do enough research before you purchase any electronics, especially computers; in this field everyday new innovations are unveiled and better versions are hitting the market. Knowledge is power they say and if you are not a computer geek you most certainly will agree to this saying. There are several myths surrounding hardware and its many components. You might want to add a mechanical keyboard but first read the Corsair K70 review. Discover the truth before you upgrade your PC.
Myth #1: More RAM means faster PC
This is one of the most common misconceptions that people have; they tend to believe that if a computer comes with more RAM, then all the applications will be faster. Actually 8 GB RAM is enough for most of the users; only the hardcore gamer needs more RAM. Any extra RAM is used for caching. Hence, your RAM is not the main reason for a faster PC. The only thing a large RAM does is to allow multiple applications to function without a glitch. Bigger RAM will not help you play your video games faster; you need a high speed processor for that.
Myth #2: 64-bit software is faster
The present generation CPUs and operating systems come with 64-bit but majority of the software that you use is still 32-bit. Hence, 64-bit is not necessary and it will not be faster. The only benefit of using a 64-bit software is that it will give you additional security.
Myth # 3. Faster CPU and graphics card are a must
Once again only an avid gamer or a professional who uses demanding applications like Photoshop will need the super fast graphics card and Core i7 CPU. The normal user has no need for these additions; in fact they can become a burden because they will heat up your system and will consume more electricity.
Myth # 4: Macs are more expensive than PCs
Gone are the days when very few people could afford Macs; actually today Macs are only slightly more expensive than low end windows. Today ultrabooks and high end windows are almost same or even more pricy than Macs.
Myth # 5: You save money when you build your own PC
In the distant past when computers were relatively new, it made sense to build one’s own PC because it was cheaper, but not anymore. Nowadays, a PC meant for regular use is far cheaper than one assembled by you. Of course, building a PC is not a bad idea because you can select all the necessary components to suit your specific needs. But buying individual components will be more expensive. In case you want to build a high end gaming PC than it makes sense to build your own PC but again it might not be economical.
Myth # 6: Don’t Overclock it is dangerous
Overclocking means to overwork a CPU or GPU to squeeze out maximum work from these components. This leads to generation of additional heat; as a result, it will need more cooling and care. Only when you do not handle the overclocking properly it turns dangerous; a responsible overclocker will never let this happen. Anyway, nowadays hardware comes with thermal sensors which will lead to complete shutdown of the system if it gets too heated up.
There are several other myths surrounding the hardware that you use; therefore differentiate between myths and reality before you purchase or upgrade your existing system.
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