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Simple Steps Don’t Always Solve The Problem
When asked what users do to resolve slow performance, 60% of respondents said that they run their anti-virus checkers; 56% said they compress their files; and 54% said they reboot the computer. The survey also showed that users tend to replace their computers about every four years.
The survey results show that many people don’t know how to deal effectively with a slow computer, primarily because they don’t understand the causes of slow computer performance. Viruses and disk space issues can cause slow performance, and even though these remedies are the ones most users turn to first, they’re not necessarily most likely to solve the user’s problems.
Instead, slow computer performance can be caused by a number of things that A/V software, reallocating file space and rebooting simply won’t solve. One of the best things you can consider from a hardware perspective is adding more memory to your computer. If your computer doesn’t have a full complement of physical memory, upping the available RAM will work wonders for performance issues. A close second is improving your graphics handling. This is especially true if you play a lot of graphics-intensive games on your computer, or use your computer to do a lot of high-end drawings or layouts.
On the software side, if you’ve got ample disk storage space – and in this case “ample” is more than 20%-25% total free disk space available – and you’ve defragmented your hard disk and cleaned up your disk errors – the best thing to consider is a registry cleaner.
The registry gets easily filled with a lot of useless entries. These entries are essentially abandoned by old hardware, removable hardware, old software, temporary files and updated software. These leftover bits of code clog up the registry, but your computer has to spend time analyzing these entries to determine whether or not they’re relevant. By reducing the size of the registry, your computer can operate more efficiently, which translates into faster computer performance.
SpeedUpMyPC 2011 is built for today’s computers. It makes registry maintenance a snap, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how efficient your PC – even an old desktop – can be.
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