We’ve all been there, we’re on our computer and all of a sudden it freezes and we have to wait for it until it calms down and decides to let us continue what we were doing. This is probably because it has too much going on inside: too many processes or too little memory. It you want to improve your PC speed we’ve got 10 ways to make your computer faster – tips that really work. Invest just a few minutes of your time in reading these tips and we’ll guarantee that you’ll find at least three that will make your computer run faster than it ever did, or at least as fast as it did in the beginning.
10. Disk Cleanup
You must, from time to time, run disk clean up in order to optimize your computer’s performance. The idea behind this is that the more you use your computer the more it will develop these bad sectors that will slow it down. Imagine you’re running a marathon and there are gaps on the road – a disk cleanup will just cover those gaps allowing your computer to run faster.
9. Upgrade Your Operating System
If you’re running Windows on your computer than we’re pretty sure you haven’t upgraded to the latest OS. This is because people get really attached to their operating systems – Windows 8 has been on the market for a month or so, yet so many people still claim that they’ll never give up Windows XP. People, there’s a reason Microsoft is coming up with these updates, not just to take our money.
8. Disk Defragmentation
When the files on your computer become fragmented, your computer will take a longer time to reach them and piece them back together. It is something similar to Disk Cleanup – you need to refresh the hard drive and the way it accesses its information. It your files are stored neatly, you’ll be able to access them better. Simple!
7. Remove Spyware
What is spyware? Well, spyware collects your personal information without letting you know. You’ve got user names and passwords and spyware will get access to them and put your computer security at risk. Aside from that it will also slow your PC down and make it perform poorly. Get a good antivirus and all your problems will disappear.
6. Minimize Multitasking
If you’re spending an entire day in front of your computer, then you’re sure to open so many programs that you’ll forget about some of them. Let’s say that you’ve opened a game, played it for a half an hour then went back to work. If you forgot to close the game, it will use your PC memory and make it run slower. Check from time to time to make sure you’ve only running the programs you need.
5. Free Disk Space
You can do this by removing temporary Internet files – you’ll be surprise at how many there are. Empty your recycle bin (if you don’t delete the things in your recycle bin, they’ll still be using the space in your computer) and delete optional Windows components that you will not use.
4. Restore Settings
Restore points are great, but they also eat a lot of your computer’s memory. Have an external hard drive to use for all your precious information and simply renounce those default restore points. You’ll be surprised to see how much space and speed they eat up. Do this and you’ll see a big difference in your computer’s performance.
3. Never Delete, Always Uninstall
This should be tattooed on your computer case – this is the biggest mistake people do. They think that by deleting a program it simply goes away. It will, but it will leave behind some scraps that will slow your PC down. If you really want to be professional about it, then do yourself a favor and uninstall programs.
2. Get Software to Do it For You
There is software out there that will do all of the above and more and will improve your PC speed by defragmenting your system, removing unnecessary processed and making sure your PC is running smoothly. They cost money, but they really work. So if you don’t know how to do all these things on your own, or you simply don’t have the time, buy the software!
1. Buy More RAM Memory
Almost all computers and laptops will allow you to upgrade the RAM memory. If you have 1GB, why not upgrade to 3GB if your system allows you to. It’s not that expensive and the speed will triple and you won’t even need to bother with disk cleanup!