The desktop computer is the mainstay of computing. When it comes to modern-day computers, the desktop is the powerhouse by which other styles are compared. Because of their large case, the desktop can fit more airflow and cooling components within it which is essential and in turn allows for more powerful processors and memory to be used. Heat is the main problem for computers, and with ample space to deal with that heat, the desktop is always on the leading edge of new technology. As soon as that new graphics card or new processor comes out, you can be sure someone is upgrading it into their desktop.
Benefits of a Desktop Computer
The greatest part of the desktop is the standardization that has come along with it. For a while in its early years, manufacturers were building computers with different internal layouts. In 1995, Intel released the ATX standard which has remained strong ever since. This standardization means that your computer looks just about the same as anyone else’s on the inside. It also means part manufacturers and component manufacturers know exactly how their product will fit into a computer, yielding a diverse product range. For the end-user, we get the benefit of a wide variety of desktops, parts and upgrades. The desktop computer is the most upgrade-able computer in the market today. That kind of customization allows for power packed desktops at great prices. The only downside to the desktop is its size. The larger size means it is less portable. So the power you get comes at the cost of having to bear with its name; the desktop, because that’s where it will remain.
Desktop Computer Repair
When it comes to desktop computer repair, the good news is parts are accessible, easy to come by and easy to diagnose. The reason is because everything is modular, nothing is built into anything else. Every component is individual, and basically plugs into the motherboard. With some expert knowledge and some troubleshooting, we can find the specific problem for any desktop hardware issue. From there, we put our skills to work getting the problem fixed quickly and efficiently.
Desktop Computer Components
The components of a desktop are standardized, so they have the same screw hole placement and cabling requirements as other similar parts. Besides the cabling necessary to connect everything, a basic desktop computer comprises of the following parts:
Case or Tower
RAM or Memory
Processor or CPU
CPU Heatsink and Fan
Additional items would be the operating system, speakers for sound, a monitor for display, and other PCI cards – such as a sound card if the motherboard has no built-in audio. With those parts assembled, you have a working desktop computer. So when it comes to repair, there aren’t that many choices when the hardware fails. By using our diagnostic skills, we can quickly determine which of those components are causing the problem. The most common desktop computer repair issues we see are:
Hard drive failure
Power supply failure
If your desktop isn’t working correctly, we can fix it. Also, unlike some other places, we can fix tough issues such as motherboard failures without having to replace the entire part.
Noisy Desktop Computer
If your desktop computer is making a lot of noise, such as grinding, clicking, or whining – it’s telling you something is wrong. Much like a car, if something isn’t right, you notice it. In these cases, the best thing to do is to turn off the computer and let us take a look at the problem. Although it could be something as simple as a bad cooling fan, it could also be a problem with your hard drive, which if left untouched, can result in data loss. So if there is anything odd going on with your computer, let us know and we will be glad to help. If you have any questions about desktop repair or would like to talk with us, please give us a call and speak with one of our expert technicians! We’re here to help!