Laptop Upgrades

Is your running laptop slow? Have you run out of hard drive space or require more memory to help speed things up? Perhaps a solid state drive to supercharge your system is required. Please visit or call one of our Edinburgh based stores for assistance with your laptop upgrade needs.

Common laptop upgrades


Hard Disk Drive (HDD)

Consider a larger capacity HDD for more storage space or add an extra drive where possible. Especially handy for storing downloads or essential data backups. You can often exchange a DVDRW drive for a second hard drive using a drive bay adapter.


Solid State Drive (SSD)

A huge speed boost can be had by upgrading to a solid state drive from a regular HDD. Although more expensive, they are on average 10x faster than a standard drive. Ideally, have an SSD for the operating system, plus a standard large capacity HDD for data storage.


Memory (RAM)

Unlock the potential of your laptop with additional RAM . While today’s bare minimum is 4gb, upgrading to 8gb or 16gb can give your laptop that extra oomph you’ve been looking for. If you want to have more browser tabs and memory hungry applications open at once, more RAM is what you need.


Graphics card

Although less common than a PC, some laptops can have the graphics card replaced. User2 specialises in graphics upgrades so you can play the latest games.



Some laptops have a habit of reaching their maximum temperature and slowing down to compensate. Often this is due to the cooling system being clogged or needing new thermal paste.



Does the wifi on your laptop seem slower than on other devices? It could be that your internal wireless card can be upgraded or replaced by a much faster USB dual band adapter.

Do you need more advice and guidance?

If you feel your existing laptop has finally had its day, why not browse our collection of new laptops where you can purchase the latest specification at an affordable price. Call us now or drop in one of our stores.

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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Most older laptops will allow you to access and upgrade your RAM, but if you have a modern laptop, accessing the RAM can be difficult. You may need to replace the memory card, which is a process that takes only a few minutes.

To increase your laptop’s memory, the RAM will need to be increased. Upgrading from 4gb to 8gb or 16gb can give your laptop the extra memory space to have more applications open at once, or access new software.

Many modern laptops do not allow CPU upgrades, but it depends on the model. When you contact us about a laptop upgrade, we can advise on whether it is possible to upgrade your CPU, and give you a quote.

Overheating in laptops is usually the result of a lack of airflow through your system. It doesn’t imply a major fault in your laptop, but if it becomes a chronic issue then you may need to clean or replace the fans. Cooling systems can be replaced or fixed with new thermal paste.