Has the performance of your computer dropped significantly?
Someone may say to you: “Change it! Buy a newer, faster one!”
But are you really forced to do that? No! And we explain why with the following article. Try following some steps to make your computer faster and make it almost as good as when you bought it.
❗Please note, we will not be held responsible for inappropriate use of the following information❗
❗Always make a backup copy of your data and disk image of your system before proceeding further❗
Check Programs at System Startup
By opening the Windows Task Manager (here we take version 10 as a reference) and positioning yourself on the Startup table you can choose which programs or not can be started when the operating system starts up.
You can open the Task Manager quickly with the key combination CTRL-SHIFT-ESC. The more programs on this list, the greater the impact on your computer’s resources.
In addition, from the Task Manager, it is possible to check if there are any programs running in the background that have an excessive consumption of system resources.
Consider using an SSD
If your computer houses the operating system in a traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD), consider using a Solid State Drive (SSD).
Solid State Drives are much better performing than traditional Hard Drives, they lighten your computer’s workload, and the difference in performance is evident right from your computer’s boot time when you turn it on.
Avoid installing unnecessary software
Sometimes we simply have installed too many unnecessary programs on our computer. Before doing any invasive operations on your computer, start by uninstalling software that you no longer use.
Run a scan for viruses or spyware
Running a scan with your antivirus suite is always a good idea, especially when you experience a sudden and abrupt slowdown of your computer without being able to give you an explanation, so arm yourself with patience and run a thorough scan of your system. The security of your system is very important.
Some malware not only steal personal information or damage your system, but also affect your system’s speed by using your system resources for their own purposes.
Consider a RAM memory upgrade
Increasing RAM may be a good solution for performance, but your computer must have free slots for this purpose.
For 32-bit systems the minimum recommended amount of RAM is 2 GB, for 64-bit systems it is 4 GB. However, if your motherboard supports a load of 8 GB we recommend that you reach that capacity, or more (as well as strongly recommending that you use 64-bit architecture).
Increasing RAM memory on desktop PCs is much easier than on notebooks when it comes to manual dexterity. However, it is always a good idea to check that the memory we are going to install is compatible with the memory you already have and with your computer’s motherboard.