COMPUTE UK - PC SYSTEMS & COMPONENTS
Compute UK Ltd
23 Holt Road
Fakenham
Norfolk NR21 8BW
Sales: 01328 856272
sales@computeuk.com
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Repairs & Upgrades

If your PC has a developed a fault we offer a quick turnaround service at a highly competitive price, alternatively if you require any component added to your PC, or wish to enhance its performance, give us a call, visit us or drop us an email for free advise as to the best solution that meets your requirements. The table below describes some of the services we offer.

PRODUCT/SERVICE
DESCRIPTION
PROCESS

Case

The unit that contains all the major components of a computer system. All previous components from your old PC can be built up and installed in to a new case. Alternatively we can build custom systems to any specification in any required case.

Case Fan

A fan inside the case which prevents the parts inside the computer from overheating. The case fan can be fitted on to the back, side or front of the case, depending on case type.

CD Rewriter

Plays CD's, records CD's and CDRW's. Useful data backup up to 700Mb.
We will install the CDRW into a spare 5.25 inch bay or replace the existing drive already fitted.The drive will be supplied with all necessary cabling and connected. The software to function the drive will be fully installed. A further test will be carried out to check if operational.

CPU

The CPU is the brains of the computer, where most calculations take place. It is the most important element of a computer system. Having a fast CPU (measured in MHz) greatly aids in the overall speed of your system.
The motherboard will be checked to see what type of processors are compatible. The old CPU will be removed along with the heatsink/fan. The new CPU will be fitted including the fitting of the old heatsink/fan or if necessary a new heatsink/fan. The system will be fully tested.

Data Backup

Information stored on the computer system. Backing up required data from your computer to another computer, or backing up to CD, DVD or other storage device.

DVD Rewriter

Plays CD's and DVD's, records CD's and DVD's. Reads and writes in all formats. Useful data backup up to 4.7Gb.
We will install the DVD Rewriter into a spare 5.25inch bay or replace the existing drive already fitted.The drive will be supplied with all necessary cabling and connected. The software to function the drive will be fully installed. A further test will be carried out to check if operational.

DVD Rom

Plays CD's and DVD's. Reads all formats.
We will install the DVD into a spare 5.25inch bay or replace the existing drive already fitted.The drive will be supplied with all necessary cabling and connected. The software to function the drive will be fully installed. A further test will be carried out to check if operational.

Email Settings

Short for electronic mail. Email is a primarily text messages sent between two computers.
Setting up a email account on your computer. Alternatively transferring email settings from one computer to another.

Firewire Card

Transferring data to and from digital devices at high speed. FireWire is a fast and versatile interface used to connect DV cameras to computers. The firewire card will be fitted into a spare pci expansion slot or we will replace the existing card on the motherboard, giving 3 external firewire ports and 1 internal firewire port. The drivers will then be installed and the firewire ports tested. A 6-4 pin firewire lead is included.

Floppy Drive

Floppy drive is 3.5 inch and holds 1.44Mb of data. We will install the floppy drive into a spare 3.5 inch bay or replace it with an existing drive already fitted.The drive will be supplied with all necessary cabling and connected. The bios will be updated. A further test will be carried out to check if operational.

Graphics Card

The part of the computer that displays images onto the monitor. It is fitted with memory and a GPU processor dedicated to calculating the graphics in a game. The GPU and memory takes the load off the CPU during gameplay. A check will be carried out on the motherboard to see what type of graphics cards are compatible, AGP or PCI-EXP. The required card would then be supplied and fitted into the expansion slot on the motherboard. Drivers will then be installed. Tests will be carried out to ensure the card is running satisfactory.

Hard Drive

The hard drive stores all the computer's information and retains the information when the computer is turned off. A fast hard drive is needed to supply the CPU with data as fast as it needs it. Hard drive sizes are typically measured in GigaBytes. The larger the number, the more applications and games you can have installed. We will install the hard drive into a spare 3.5inch bay or replace the existing drive already fitted.The drive will be supplied with all necessary cabling and connected. The hard drive will have windows installed if required.

Heatsink & Fan

Placed on the cpu to extract heat and keeps the processor cool. The old heatsink and fan will be carefully removed from the CPU socket and disconnected from the motherboard. The new heatsink and fan will then be fitted to the CPU socket and connected to the motherboard.

Insurance Quote

A letter providing a insurance quotation. A letter providing a full quotation for replacement of PC which is beyond economical repair.

Internet Settings

An electronic communications network that connects computer networks worldwide on the internet.
Setting up a internet connection on your computer. Alternatively transferring internet settings from one computer to another.

Memory

Increase the speed of your system. Processes data more instantly and allows more applications to be run at the same time.
The memory in your system will be checked and we will install memory matching the bus speed. We will advise on the amount of memory required depending on your requirements. The PC will then be tested to ensure compatibility.

Modem

An internal device that allows computer information to be sent over a telephone line via the internet. The modem card will be fitted into a spare pci expansion slot or we will replace the existing card on the motherboard. The drivers will then be installed and the modem tested.

Motherboard

The heart of your PC, it handles system resources as well as core components like the CPU, and all system memory. It accepts expansion devices such as sound, network cards and modems.
We will disconnect all the cables to the motherboard and remove it from the chassis of the case. The new motherboard will be fitted into your PC with all necessary cabling connected. The CPU, heatsink/fan and memory will be installed to the new motherboard. The system will be booted with bios updated and software drivers installed.

Network Card

An expansion card that is installed in an available pci slot in a computer so that it may connect and communicate to another computer.
 
The network card will be fitted into a spare pci expansion slot or we will replace the existing card on the motherboard, giving 1 external 10/100 network port . The drivers will then be installed and the network port tested.

Norton Anti Virus

A software program which helps protect a computer against being infected by a virus. Norton Anti Virus is the flagship of Symantec Corporation and one of the most popular anti-virus programs around. Norton Anti Virus will be supplied and installed on to your PC. It will be activated, then updated over the internet using a unique product key which comes with the CD.

Internet Security

A software program which focuses on providing users with efficient, comprehensive Internet Security protection on Microsoft Windows. The features include its standard AntiVirus engine, AntiSpam, Firewall, AdBlocking, parent control and other useful protection tools. Norton Internet Security will be supplied and installed on to your PC. It will be activated, then updated over the internet using a unique product key which comes with the CD.

Printer

Sprays fast drying ink through tiny nozzles onto a page to form characters. The inkjet is the standard for personal computer printing. Fast, affordable and relatively quiet it provides high quality graphics, and prints in colour. The printer will be plugged into the PC. The drivers and software needed for the printer to work will be installed on your PC. A test page would be printed to test the printer.

PSU

The power supply unit is a device that supplies electrical power to the motherboard and attached devices . The wattage is a measurement of total electrical power. The installation includes disconnecting the old PSU and connecting the new PSU to the case and connecting all power cables. A test will be carried out to make sure everything is functional.

SATA Card

This is an interface for connecting hard drives to a motherboard . Unlike IDE which uses parallel signaling, SATA uses serial signaling technology and uses 7 wires interface, instead of the 40 wires used in IDE/ATA interfaces meaning a much faster data transfer rate. The sata card will be fitted into a spare pci expansion slot or we will replace the existing card on the motherboard, giving 2 internal sata ports. The drivers will then be installed and the sata ports tested.

Scanner

An image capture device much like a photocopier converting printed documents or photos into electronic formats. The scanner will be plugged into the PC. The drivers and software needed for the scanner to work will be installed on your PC. A scan would be performed to test the scanner.

Sound Card

An expansion card inside the computer for enhanced sound which allows the computer to produce sounds through external speakers. The sound card will be fitted into a spare pci expansion slot or we will replace the existing card on the motherboard. The drivers will then be installed and the sound card tested.

USB 2.0 Card

Additional USB ports. USB is a "plug and play" interface between a computer and add-on devices such as a camera and printer. With USB, a device can be added to your computer without having to turn the computer off. The usb card will be fitted into a spare pci expansion slot or we will replace the existing card on the motherboard, giving 4 external USB ports and 1 internal USB port. The drivers will then be installed and the USB ports tested.

Web Camera

A digital camera designed to take photographs or video recordings and transmit them over the internet. The web camera will be connected to a USB port, drivers will be installed along with any additonal sofware needed for the running of the web camera.

Windows XP Home

The software that the rest of the software depends on to make the computer functional. Includes service pack 3. The hard drive will be formatted and windows XP will be installed. Windows XP will then be activated and updated over the internet. Drivers will then be installed. Windows XP is supplied with CD and license.

Windows XP Pro

The software that the rest of the software depends on to make the computer functional. Includes service pack 2. XP pro includes additional network functions ideal for business use. The hard drive will be formatted and windows XP will be installed. Windows XP will then be activated and updated over the internet. Drivers will then be installed. Windows XP is supplied with CD and license.

Windows Vista

The software that the rest of the software depends on to make the computer functional. Windows Vista is the current latest operating system. The hard drive will be formatted and windows Vista will be installed. Windows Vista will then be activated and updated over the internet. Drivers will then be installed. Windows Vista is supplied with DVD and license.

Windows 7

The software that the rest of the software depends on to make the computer functional. Windows Vista is the current latest operating system. The hard drive will be formatted and windows 7 will be installed. Windows 7 will then be activated and updated over the internet. Drivers will then be installed. Windows 7 is supplied with DVD and license.

Wireless Card

An expansion card that is installed in an available pci slot in a computer so that it may connect to a wireless device using wireless technology. The wireless card will be fitted into a spare pci expansion slot or we will replace the existing card on the motherboard, giving wireless networking capability. The drivers and utility software will then be installed and the card tested.
 

 

 

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