|Here are some of
the most frequently asked questions about the Pentium Upgrade
||Can any computer be upgraded, and how fast?|
Any computer can be upgraded, but some need more components than others. This depends on your computers brand and age. It also depends on what upgrades have been done since the computer was purchased. The Mainboard, CPU and video is replaced, ANY speed is achievable. Call for details on your particular unit.
|What is the upgrade package? Is this an "overdrive" processor?|
Our upgrade packages donít use "quick fix" overdrive or upgrade chips. To truly upgrade your computer to "state-of-the art", the Mainboard, video card, and CPU is replaced. Quality is important! We only use top quality, high performance components selected from major brand manufacturers. When finished, youíll virtually have a new computer inside your original case which will compare with some of the top ranking systems currently on the market. A complete overhaul!
|What about those inexpensive computers seen advertised by Compaq, HP, Packard Bell and others? Wouldnít it be cheaper to buy a new computer?|
It may seem that buying a new computer could be a simpler answer. But
most of the time this is not true. See "Why are some computers
advertised so cheap?" Keep in mind, Accessory Computer also
builds new computers. The parts cost the same whether they go into a new
computer or your existing one. Some of your existing components will not
effect the computers speed and absolutely donít need replacing such as
your floppy drive, case, power supply, sound card and many other
peripherals. Also most people have already upgraded some components such
as the Hard drive, modem,
RAM, CD ROM, etc. These are perfectly good
components and will save you money if reused. There is no reason to
discard these perfectly good peripherals! In the end, you will save
money by upgrading rather than purchasing a new one and it will be more
powerful and upgradable than the bargain PCís advertised.
|What about all of my programs and precious files. Will everything still be there?|
This is one of the
most valuable benefits of upgrading rather than purchasing a new one.
You wonít have to spend several hours reloading and setting up your
computer software again. Your files and software will still be loaded
just the way you left it. The upgrade is "hardware" only and
will have no effect on your current software, but the new speed your
programs run will amaze you. Important note: You should always back-up
important files before transporting your computer for repair or an
upgrade. Hard drives can be damaged during transport and destroy data.
|I brought my computer to the local store and the technician/salesperson says it isnít worth upgrading and should be replaced. Is this true?|
Accessory Computer specializes in the upgrade process. We have access to
several Mainboards and components that other shops donít carry.
Itís very rare that we canít offer a package that isnít cost
effective. The other shops would rather sell a new computer than
research the upgrade process for your particular system, itís not
their specialty. We can offer both: A cost effective upgrade, or a new
system. The parts we use in the upgrade packages are no more expensive
than the ones we use in our new Computers. And several components on
your existing system will not effect the performance of your computer
such as the Floppy Drive, Sound Card, Case, Power Supply and more. You
may have already upgraded your Hard
Drive, Modem, or other components.
There is absolutely no reason to discard these perfectly good parts, and
reusing them will save you money.
|How long does the upgrade take?|
The upgrade usually
takes 2 days. Assembly one day, and 8 hour burn-in the second day. The
Burn-in process is very important to ensure the system will not fail
after several hours of use (Few shops perform this very critical step).
If your upgrade is unique or if we have several orders to fill it may
take slightly longer.
|What is the warranty on the upgrade?|
1 Year Parts and
Labor on the installed parts
|Can this upgrade be done over the weekend?|
Accessory Computer understands that people become very dependent on
their computer. We work hard to accommodate each individuals situation.
|Why donít other stores or repair centers perform this upgrade?|
put, this is not their specialty. They charge retail pricing for every
part, then charge normal labor rates to assemble and configure. They do
not offer package pricing for the upgrade so it becomes too expensive.
Accessory Computer has put together discount package pricing for these
upgrades which compare considerably less expensive than a new computer.
|What hours can I bring the computer for service or an estimate?|
|We offer flexibility! Day, Evening and weekend appointments are available.|
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