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Tips to Make Your Computer Run Faster

Were you in an odd situation, wherein you need to rush your work, come to your computer for the rescue but your computer does not cooperate? Well, stop wondering why all of a sudden your computer takes so long to respond, five to ten seconds per action and all that come to your mind is to punch it to respond faster. Here, I have enumerated some tips to make your computer run faster:

1. Free up disk space by deleting unwanted files and programs. When you are close to the limit of your hardisk, maybe it is time for you to delete some unwanted files. Programs consume space so uninstall programs or software that you no longer use and unnecessary.

2. Delete hidden or temporary files. Try to delete the files from temporary folder, which can be accessed by typing temp in start>run command, then select all files and delete. You can also remove items from the Windows Explorer temporary directory and the recycle bin. You can use Disk Cleanup under System Tools also.

3. Avoid opening programs simultaneously. Computers can slow down when you are pushing to the limit your processor, RAM etc. It happens very easily if you run too many programs at once.

4. Remove spyware and scan your computer from viruses. Spyware and viruses can slow down your computer. Always update your antivirus and scan your files from time to time. Having no antivirus program, your computer can be infected with lots of spywares, trojans, and unwanted programs. Spyware collects personal information without letting you know. These viruses can use your system resources such as CPU, RAM, memory, and can definitely slow down your computer.

5. Disable Start-up Programs. You can speed up your computer’s boot time by cutting out startup items in Windows. When starting your computer, Windows is not the only program that is loaded. There are icons and certain programs such as program updates etc. Some applications begin running silently in the background every start up, thus consuming system memory and can slow down your computer’s performance.

6. Use Disk Defragmenter Utility. Defrag your hard drive and clean up all of the loose information on it. The tidier your drive the quicker the machine can access the data. Now this will speed up search and load times but won’t increase any speed for gaming or any heavy applications.

7. Protect your computer from dust. Dust causes the CPU cooling fan to jam and slow down thereby gradually heating your CPU and affecting the processing speed. Use compressed air to blow out any dust from the CPU. Dust full computer produce more heats and may cause damage to the system components.

8. Reinstall your operating system. If you have done all the tips indicated above and your computer does not become more responsive, you might consider reinstalling the operating system and programs. Don’t forget to backup all your data. Format your hard drive to be clean and re-install the operating system with your original disks. You now have a new system free from with registry errors, and software that causes your computer to slow down. Don’t forget to install your antivirus.

9. Upgrade your memory. You have run through the tips above, defragged your hard drive, etc. but you still want to improve your computers performance. Then try to upgrade your system memory. Adding more system memory has a significant boosts in your computer’s system’s performance. Check first what compatible memory you should install.

Computers are a bit crazy sometimes and it's a good thing that they can still be tweaked for them to run faster. Just a bit patience and your computer can be faster that what you think.


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