Is your computer laggy? Here is how to fix it

There’s nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer, especially when you know it still has legs in it. You ask yourself if is your computer laggy? Rather than buying a new laptop or PC, here are few ways of avoiding a costly new purchase by making your old computer run faster.

  1. Uninstall unused programs. 

Remove a program

 

New PCs come with a whole load of programs you will never use, and you probably don’t even know they exist. Some programs even run background processes when you load your computer, even though you are not using them.

 

2. Install a Solid State Drive (this is probably one of the most effective way to make your computer run faster).

Solid State Drive

Hard drives are the biggest cause of slow speeds and especially slow startup speeds on your PC. While they are not cheap, installing a solid state drive, which have extremely fast read times, can speed up your startup considerably, and I’m talking from my experience here. I had a very good laptop with an i7 Core processor, 16 GB of RAM and I wouldn’t understand why my computer was so slooooowwwwww. After tuning my Operative System several times, I was getting same result until I’ve changed my hard drive to a solid state drive. My laptop now starts windows 10 within 7 seconds.

 

3. Run a disk defragment 

 

Sounds complicated, but this is basically a way of reconfiguring how your hard drive stores information for maximum efficiency. Go to “My Computer”, right-click on the hard drive and select “Properties”. Under the “Tools” tab there should be an option to “Defragment Now”.

 

4. Clean out the dust

 

Clean out the dust

This seems hard to do, but dust is your computer’s enemy. It can impede airflow, which is vital to keeping your computer’s temperature down, and if your computer is overheating, it is likely it will slow down its performance to cope. If you have a desktop or a laptop, you can take off the computer’s exterior and use a hoover on a low power setting to try and remove some of the dust. Make sure your computer has been switched off for at least 30 minutes and that all cables are disconnected before starting your clean. Use your hoover with a small attachment, and try either the reverse setting to blow air into the vents and push the dust out, or use its standard suction to try and extract some of the dust.

 

If you need help doing any of this steps, contact us at https://www.zailacomputer.com

 

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