Things to note for your new computer purchase

New computer purchase

If you are planning to make a new computer purchase, the first thing which comes in your mind is Brand,

because that makes the rest of your decisions good.

In spite of branding, there are some things that geeks always expects the computer to be more advanced.

Yes! There are some things you need to take care of before buying a desktop or laptop.

In this article, I am about to explain those things.

Don’t worry if you are non-geek or Non-techie or Non-computer guy. I will explain you to know as simple as possible.

As well as it is a vision of ageeksite too!

Now I will explain the list of things below.

Remain your computer technical specification:

It purely depends on the job you do.

If you are techie then you are in need of system with good RAM and storage space for your coding.

If you are a designer then you are in need of high RAM with a high-end processor and high Graphics memory.

Whatever your profession is, if you want a good computer then you need to invest more amount that completes your work easily.

A computer with least of 8GB RAM and 1TB of the hard disk is good for everyone.

Don’t forget to check the processor speed that is the most important one if you are buying a new computer.

A processor speed defines the speed of computer even if your computer RAM is little low.

if the above terms are not familiar to you then continue read the article

Check your warranty guide:

If you are planned to assemble or to buy a whole computer, check the warranty guide first.

Each company has its own warranty restrictions.

As for precaution, if you read those lines then it will be good for you and for your computer too.

Assembling your computer is better:

Always assembling a computer is a good option, instead of buying a new one.

Because each product comes with an individual warranty, so you can reclaim it easily when it gets detriment.

Assembling the parts of the computer provides more comfortability to you, that’s what especially computer geeks do and it provides great working experience.

If you are not aware of assembling a computer then you have to hire a hardware engineer to assemble the parts.

On the other side, you don’t want to build a assembled computer, you can go for purchasing a new computer where they give only limited warranty for some years for the whole product.

Check your BIOS:

Whatever your plans on buying a computer, first check your BIOS version on the shop itself.

When you start a computer, first go to BIOS (Basic Input Output System). If you don’t know where it is,

follow the steps below

When you turn on your computer, the monitor will show the screen with their brand logo, beneath that there will be a sentence saying press F(number) or F12 to enter SETUP or BIOS i.e. function number key on top of your keyboard.

Note: key F12, I mentioned is just for your reference; function key to enter BIOS varies with different manufacturer and you can see that in your monitor within seconds by turning on your computer.

If you are entered into BIOS or if you pressed the key what your monitor shows, and then it will show a blue screen with some options. Don’t change anything in it. There will be no mouse option available.

So you have to operate with your keyboard. No mouse!

Because you are directly dealing with your hardware now, don’t get afraid.

Use tab keys to move between pages. On the bottom or right side of the screen, there will be some key references for operating the BIOS.

If you are all settled when you enter BIOS you will be on the main tab where it will show your RAM values, your system time.

And there will be also an option called additional system information. Place the bar on it and press enter.

There you will see your motherboard information, which shows the

CPU motherboard manufacturer name,

product number,

the serial number,

version number

as well as your manufacturer name,

product name and its version.

If you don’t find the word “additional system information” or any of them above then your system is the fake one.

So before buying a new computer discuss with your friends and check your friend’s computer with the steps I mentioned above and ask them where they bought the computer.

Then check and buy your brand new computer.

Check whether the installed operating system is original or fake:

Well, in computer world so many operating systems are available.

But the famous ones are Apple, Windows, and ubuntu.

In these three, you can’t get the fake operating system of apple and Ubuntu is an open source.

But windows operating systems are available free on the internet.

Now I will tell you how to detect is your windows pirated or not, it’s so simple.

Press window key and pause break key on your keyboard.

It’s located left of the Num lock key on your keyboard.

If you press the keys it will show a window where you can see the computer memory with processor speed, owner name of the computer.

Below there will be logo called genuine Microsoft windows, if the logo is present in that windows then that is an original else it is a fake.

So if you find this article helpful, share it with your friends and do comment if you have any doubts

Author: Jegadeesh Vontlin

I am a polymath, and an Instrumentation Technologist

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