It’s something we can all relate to: that dreaded moment when you realize your once super-fast computer is now bogged down by renegade files, programs, and services. I mean, the most exciting part of buying a new PC is the first time you turn it on and experience its amazing speed. “I’m going to be more productive than ever” you exclaim. And then after a few months of usage — perhaps a few years — the productivity and computer have both slowed to a crawl.
It’s time to take action and restore some speed — some productivity. Here are three quick, easy, and cheap ways to improve your computer’s performance.
By Perseverance Tavagwisa
One of the quickest ways to increase your computer’s performance is by adding more memory, also known as RAM. Believe it or not, adding memory is extremely cheap, and requires little tech-savvy on your part. In fact, most memory can be swapped out in under 10 minutes at home.
There’s a lot of jargon and confusing terminology when it comes to purchasing memory, but don’t let it intimidate you.
Our computers are like a digital junk drawer, full of clutter and unessential items we think we need to keep. Instead of 30 pens and random oddities, we hold onto old college applications and photos we aren’t even in — among other things.
There are a few different apps available to help you get rid of the junk. For Windows users, the popular app CCleaner seems to get the job done. Be warned, however, this app does far more than just clear old files, so don’t go overboard.
It’s funny how quickly we go from having a computer that boots up incredibly fast, to having enough time to pour a cup of coffee before the computer lets us perform a simple task. This is partly due to startup items eating away at precious resources.
Windows users can use the aforementioned CCleaner to help eradicate unnecessary startup items.
Of cause they are many other ways to boost the performance of your computer, but in these simple steps , you could go a long way!