Running a brand new computer is pretty cool for a lot of reasons. One is that because technology is always increasing and getting better, chances are any new computer you buy will be much faster than your previous one. And it seems that the older you computer gets, the slower it goes. In this article you’ll learn some useful tips that can help speed up your computer, so you can put off buying a new one if that’s what you want to do.
One thing that you should do on a regular basis is scan for spyware, adware, viruses, root kits, and any other junk that has snuck into your system. There are several different anti spyware programs out there, some free, some paid, that do a good job of keeping your computer clean. Be careful, though, as some of these actually slow down your computer quite bit. That’s because they are always running in the background, and tend to use quite a few resources. It may be a better idea to set them to scan for stuff when you aren’t around, so it doesn’t inconvenience you.
A great way to quickly speed up your system, if you happen to be using a laptop, is to check your power saving features. Sometimes the processor speed is sacrificed in order to get some more battery life. But if you are plugged in, then you don’t need this. Simply change the processor speed, or performance, to maximum, and set the battery life to minimum. You can find these in the control panel, under power saving options.
Also, it’s important not to have too many programs open at once. Think of all the programs on your system like greedy little thieves who want to steal as much memory as possible. Even if they are open, but not being used, they are still fighting to suck as much resources as possible. If you have several programs open at once, this can reduce your performance considerably. Just make sure to close programs that you aren’t using. This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to forget sometimes.
If you really want to boost your performance, consider getting some more memory. While this isn’t free, it isn’t that expensive either. You can get a couple extra gigs of memory for less than fifty dollars, and the increase in performance will be remarkable. This can keep you from needing a new machine for another few months, so it’s something worth considering.
These ideas, when applied consistently, can get your computer working much faster than it is now. It may even help you put off buying another machine, which can help you save quite a bit of money.