When Do You Really Need to Upgrade Your PC?

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August 1, 2022

It’s hard to believe it, but the school year is nearly upon us. Summer is going by quickly, and for many people, it’s time to buy new tools, hardware, and other school supplies. And maybe your (or someone you know) PC is struggling to keep up with things these days.

Is it time to upgrade? Should you buy a totally new machine? Or can you upgrade your PC? We’ll delve into that sticky topic in the top story.

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TODAY'S TOP STORY When Do You Really Need to Upgrade Your PC?

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