Slow computer? Follow these tips to improve device performance

Hardware & Software - Windows Computer (Poor or Slow Computer Performance)

Here are some of the things that slow down your computer:

  1. Running out of RAM (your computer’s memory)
  2. Running out of disk drive space (HDD or SSD)
  3. Old or fragmented hard drive
  4. Too many background applications
  5. Too many start-up applications
  6. Falling behind on Windows or driver updates
  7. Malware or viruses Special effects and visual feat

Try these to fix this issue:

  • Restart your Computer - General best practice is to reboot your computer at least once a week to ensure optimal performance functionality & reliability.

  • Check to see if any software updates or anti-virus scans are running - Software updates or antivirus scans can considerably slow down your computer’s performance. If done automatically, it may required to reschedule these activities to a time where you are unlikely to be using your computer.

  • Do you have a lot of applications opened simultaneously - Each application will consume your computers resources and processing power so it is advisable to close any applications which are not being used.

  • Do you have a lot of internet browser tabs opened simultaneously – Each individual tab of your internet browser will consume your computer’s resources so try to keep opened tabs to a minimum. General good practice is to bookmark any necessary links for quick and easy access as and when required.

  • Disable start-up applications - Many applications will run automatically at start-up and this is useful if you’re going to use the application whenever you’re on the computer, however too many applications can slow down your boot time as well as reduce your computer’s performance while they run in the background.

  • Scan for malware and viruses - These will slow down your computer if it has been infected. Ensure your anti-virus application is up-to-date and run a scan to find & remove any potential viruses that may be consuming your computer’s resources.
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