Saturday, July 3, 2010

Some Quick Tips on How to Speed Up Your Computer - Simple Ways to Make Your Computer Run Faster

It is 2010 and if you look back over the past thirty years it is amazing how our lifestyles have changed. Who would believe that the majority of us now consider a computer as an essential commodity in our lifestyles and we would be unable to work properly without one. One of our common questions these days is how do you speed up your computer?

As so many of us rely on computers for our work, if our computer is running slow then our work suffers and we cannot complete our job in the allocated time. This leads to frustration and annoyance and in order to resolve this we look for ways to speed up the computer. If you do not know anything about computers your first option will probably be to contact a computer engineer to sort it out and speed up the PC. This can be an expensive route and in reality there are a few things you should try yourself first which should prove a lot less expensive and should help speed up your computer.

Over time I have learned many simple ways to speed up my computer before I even think about asking an engineer to check it out.

1 The first thing you should check for is how much memory your computer has. I remember one of my first computers had a RAM of 2 Meg. Although at the time I thought this was fantastic, things have moved on from there and now the average computer has 1 to 2 gigabyte of ram as our requirements and usage of the PC has increased dramatically. If your computer is running slow then you should see if you can increase the memory first and you will definitely see that this will speed up your computer. Some motherboards will accept up to 4 gigabyte so it is worth looking into that.

2 If you are working on your computer all the time you will have collected a lot of unnecessary files over time. By just deleting all these unwanted files will help speed up your computer.

3 Defragmentation of your computer is another way to increase the speed of the PC. Although this sounds like a complicated thing to do it is actually very simple but it can take quite a few hours to complete so I would suggest you set this task to perform overnight, unless you have several hours to waste. In order to defragment your computer you need to access your disk defragmenter. You will find this if you go to all programs, click on accessories then go to system tools, you will find the defragmenter there. This should speed up your computer as well.

4 After implementing these steps and your PC is still running slow then your next step should be to scan your registry for errors. You can get a free registry scan to find out if your registry has problems,you should be aware that maintenance of the registry is a necessity and if it shows errors then you should run a suitable registry cleaner for your computer on a regular basis. Make sure the registry cleaner you use has a back up facility just in case it deletes any important data. If you do this you will find that this will help stabilise the speed of your computer.

Hopefully by implementing these steps you will notice a significant change in the performance of your PC.

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