Hardware Installation and Upgrades
Upgrading or Buying Your Computer
Need an upgrade? Ducktoes of Calgary, Alberta provides expert support and advice on upgrading or buying a computer...
Is your computer slow?
Perhaps it doesn't have enough memory or needs a new hard drive. Perhaps it is so old and worn it needs to be replaced. We will give you an honest answer which you need. We make numerous improvements to your PC to give you that extra increase in performance and a team of technicians providing computer upgrades for all types of desktops and laptops.
PCs have many parts and components working together with your operating system. Not all of the components can or should be upgraded and, in some instances, it is more cost-effective for you to purchase a new PC. Give us a call and we can build a custom desktop computer to suit your needs!
Does your computer take too long to do anything?
Other than software problems like viruses or malware or corrupted operating systems, there are a number of hardware issues that can cause your PC to run slowly - the most common of these is insufficient memory (RAM). Your computer probably had enough memory to run the programs and applications provided with your PC when you purchased it, but as new software is released more memory is required to run them efficiently. A simple memory upgrade can vastly improve the performance of your PC and should be considered for any PC with less than 512MB RAM (memory). Give us a call with your make and model and we can instantly tell you exactly what type of memory your PC requires as well as give you a quote over the phone.
Are games, DVDs or graphics slow and jumpy?
All of the images and graphics you see on your PC screen are managed by your PC's graphics card. The quality of your graphics card determines the quality of images on your PC. For most business users this is not an issue but for home users, who are more likely to be playing games or watching DVDs, the quality of the graphics card will make a very noticeable difference to computer performance. Of course if you are a business user who likes to play games this will also apply to you...but may mean you spend less time working! Talk to us and we'll give you the advice you need on upgrading your PC's graphics capabilities.
Call (403) 219-3031 for more information.