Is old computer lying around in your House? You can make it run like a new one by following simple steps.
Adding RAM can boost your system speed. When you run an application on your computer, it uses part of your RAM. Newer apps and software require more RAM.If the computer is running slowly with a high amount of usage in virtual memory, installation of extra RAM memory could make the computer run much faster.
Secure your PC
Secure your PC using perfect Antivirus solution from viruses or malware. Some malware and viruses can cause significant performance problems. There’s no need to purchase a separate solution to protect your computer. Microsoft Security Essentials is a perfect free antivirus solution for your PC.
Stop unnecessary programs From Running At Startup
When you install most applications on your computer, some applications set itself to automatically start when you computer start. Avoid unnecessary programs at the start. You can stop them by Ctrl+Win -> type MSConfig in the box. Go to the Startup tab and uncheck the unnecessary applications.
Update Drivers Regularly
Computers are made up of many different individual parts of the hardware. Each of those parts of hardware needs a software called a driver that enables that hardware to work with Windows. Drivers are regularly updated by most of the Hardware companies. Download and update your system drivers regularly it can improve your system performance.
Run Disk Cleanup
When you install a program it uses some files to install correctly. After installation these unnecessary files, junk files appear. They consume a lot of hard disks space. Cleanup is a computer maintenance utility included in Microsoft Windows designed to free up disk space on a computer’s hard drive. The utility first searches and analyzes the hard drive for files that are no longer of any use, and then removes the unnecessary files. It also cleans temporary files, history, cookies and autocompletes form history of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers. And it removes of Windows junk files, such as Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
Hard Drive Defragmentation
When data is stored on a hard drive the OS attempts to store that file in one section of contiguous, locations that are connecting without a break, space. When your Hard Disk is full files will be deleted from it and small pockets of space will be created on your hard drive. These small pockets of space on your hard drive is called fragmentation. Disk Defragmenter is a utility in Microsoft Windows designed to increase access speed by rearranging files stored on a disk to occupy contiguous storage locations, a technique called defragmentation. There are also third-party defragmentation tools are available in the market.
Overclocking is the process of making a computer or component operate faster than the clock frequency specified by the manufacturer by modifying system parameters. If you want to utilize every last drop of processing power out of your old computer overclocking is an option.
Install a Light Weight OS
Try Linux based OS or Google Chrome instead of Windows. Linux can easily operate in minimum system requirements 512MB RAM, 700MHz Processor, 5GB of Hard drive and VGA display capable of 1024 x 768 screen resolution.