Have you ever experienced using a slow computer? Clicking on applications or doing simple typing would take ages. Remember how irritated it made you and how you wished you could do something to make it faster?
Well, here is a list of things that you can do to speed up your computer performance. You don’t have to worry as these are pretty simple steps to follow and they are effective in making your computer faster.
First off, clean up your desktop of unused icons and files. Delete all shortcuts save for those that you use regularly. These icons, however useful they may seem, actually slow down the startup of your computer. Plus, they take up hard disk space.
If you’re worried you might not be able to find the files you need, use the Search feature of your operating system. After all, this is what that feature was built for – to search for files. Compared to a slow computer, this extra step in running a program should be easy enough to bear.
Next, a computer with lots of main memory is a faster computer. Therefore, upgrade your RAM as the software applications being run today need larger memory compared to the software used five years ago.
Is your computer full of unused applications as well? Identify these and uninstall them. They are just taking up unnecessary space that your computer could use for faster processing.
Of course, one of the reasons your computer runs like a turtle is that it may be full of viruses and spyware who constantly use up your CPU’s processing power for evil purposes. Make sure you install trusted anti-virus software that you upgrade regularly. Scan your computer on a daily basis and schedule the scan to occur during the times you’re not on the computer so the computer doesn’t slow down while you’re working. Another maintenance task should be to defragment your hard disk regularly.
So hopefully the above tips gave you an idea on how you can speed up your computer. So why not try them out and feel the computing difference!