Is your computer slower than usual or you just want to make your computer faster? Then you are in the right place!
Make your computer faster with some fantastic simple tips.
1) Prevent unnecessary at startup
This tip will influence to what extent it takes for your laptop or computer to startup; your computer most likely runs some programs that you simply don’t use or require or even not need at all at the start up. All these programs will consume the memory (RAM) of your PC and slow it down considerably.
To do this, click “Begin” and “Run” (or just press Windows key + R). In “Run,” type “MSConfig” and after that press enter. You should now see the “Startup” tab, with every one of the programs ticked that will load upon your PC startup. There is a decent possibility the list will contain various programs that you didn’t know that were running on your PC during the startup.
You can either manually deselect those which you would prefer not to load, or click “Disable All” and after that select those you want to run or are important, for example, programs like the anti-virus.
2) Uninstall useless or unused programs
Nowadays new built PCs come with an enormous amount of unnecessary programs that most people probably will never use. These programs reduce your disk space and some of them run in the background without you even knowing, consuming your ram.
To prevent this, you’ll simply have to uninstall them, open the Control Panel’s Programs and Features page, and have a run through the list of installed software. Be careful, do not uninstall programs your computer hardware needs.
3) Run a disk defragment
You’ll think this step is hard by looking at the difficult words? Well, guess what! It’s actually very simple.
Go to “My Computer,” right-click on the HDD and select “Properties.” Under the “Tools” tab there is an option to “Defragment Now.”
4) Delete temporary files
Ccleaner is an amazing free software from Piriform used to delete temporary files. To use it, start by going to the official site, then download and install it. After the installation process, just open the Ccleaner and select every option that you want clean then click the button “Run CCleaner.” This will remove all the temporary files.
You can also use this software to delete the broken registry keys after uninstalling a new program or file: Go to the Registry tab and click the button “Scan for Issues.” After the process finishes, click “Fix Selected Issues,” you’ll want to backup the registry before doing this because if you accidentally delete a key that is still being used by your system, your computer can begin to function strangely.
Remember to run CCleaner once in a while to maintain your computer clean and fast.
After you have done these four methods and you can do a hardware upgrade. This will cost you money depending on what component you need.
1) Solid State Drive
The first upgrade I advise you to buy is a Solid State Drive (mostly know as SSD):
Now you must be asking, what is an SSD?
A SSD is a disk, like the one you are using to stock your pictures, games, videos. Except for this type of storage is extremely fast.
Where’s some advantages about the SSD:
- Consumes less, is up to twice more energy-efficient than the HDD
Does no noise and no vibration, there are no moving parts in a SSD.
Boots your PC in 10-15s while the HDD requires 30-40+ seconds.
Produces less heat.
File copy/write is vastly superior to a HDD.
Open files around 30% faster.
Isn’t affected by magnetism, magnetism erases data from HDD.
Unfortunately, there isn’t only advantage to the SSD. Here are the two biggest disadvantages of using a SSD:
- Higher price per gigabyte, 0.20$ per gigabyte, the HDD costs around 0.03$.
- Capacity is a lot lower; the largest SSD is around 4Gb for desktop and 1Gb for a laptop.
A SSD is one of the most recommended hardware upgrades to make your computer faster. Everything will become more fluid, and once you have tasted the speed, you can never go back.
Random Access Memory or simply RAM, is a temporary storage memory used by your computer and is in use when tasks are being executed by different programs. The more programs you are using, the more RAM you need, and the slower your computer will be if you don’t have enough.
A clear symptom of not having enough RAM is if your computer slows down, or freeze every time you try using a larger number of programs at the same time or process a large file.
You can add more RAM with an extra memory stick or buy new memory if all the slots are taken.