Over time, the speed of computers may reduce with use and routine actions like opening files, folders, surfing the net and other activities take unbearably long time to get done. This happens as a result of the accumulation of temporary files which leaves the hard drive encumbered. Rather than having to buy a new computer, there are some steps you can take in bring your computer back to speed. Below are some of them:
UNINSTALL UNUSED PROGRAMS
We are often tempted to bulk up on programs and files in the hope that one day, they would be of use but just like that like those pile of antiquities underneath your garage, you are very unlikely to use them. Some of these programs don’t even stay idle; they run background processes even when not in use. To remove all these programs, open the control panel’s programs, scroll through the list of installed software and uninstall those not in use while being careful to leave programs your computer hardware needs.
AUTOMATICALLY DELETE TEMPORARY FILES
Temporary files amass in your computer from everyday tasks and can remain on your hard disk, slowing the computer down. Riding your computer of these records including internet history and cookies frees up space in your hard drive, speeding up your PC.
EXPAND YOUR HARD DRIVE SIZE
Cleaning out temporary files from your hard disk is often not enough to increase the speed of your computer especially when your computer gets 75 percent full. If your jobs require lots of memory and hard drive space, you would need to expand your hard drive space to accommodate the extra files.
GET MORE RAM
RAM stands for Random Access Memory, and its job is to serve as a temporary storage memory used by your computer when several tasks are being executed at the same time. Therefore, the
more tasks you run on your PC, the more RAM size you would need to run the programs conveniently.
There’s no cap on the RAM size for a 64-bit operating system, but in practical terms, 4GB is more than enough for most persons.
HOOVER OUT THE DUST
This may seem a bit radical but dust is an enemy of your computer as it impedes air flow, keeping your computer’s vital temperature down and if your computer is overheating, it often slows the speed of your computer.
Although these processes seem routine, some complexities may arise in the course of executing them, and you would need skilled hands to help with these processes. ASA Computer Repairs in Canberra offers the best PC repairs for people in Canberra.