The 7 Best methods to increase Your Computer speed

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Increase Your Computer speed

Are you swamped by slow computers? You don’t have to consider replacing it just yet. A few tricks could make your computer faster and save you from an expensive purchase. How fast a computer can perform demanding tasks such as running programs, handling multiple Internet browser tabs, streaming media, and editing photos/videos depends on several factors. One of these is how efficiently the PC uses memory, such as the hard disk and physical random access memory (RAM). Simply put, a computer requires more energy to start up and run if it is overloaded with unused programs and unnecessary processes.

Increasing computer speed may involve increasing hard disk space and RAM, but there are a few other things to try.

Why my Computer is Slow?

As we do various things with our computers, such as downloading files, browsing the Internet, deleting programs, and leaving applications open, the debris gradually accumulates and causes behind-the-scenes problems that are not readily apparent at first.

File fragmentation is a major cause. The same goes for web browser cache file accumulation, cluttered desktops, insufficient hard disk space, slow hardware, and many other problems.

However, the computer itself may not actually be slow. It may just be that your Internet connection is slow due to a faulty router, a bad connection, or a speed limit provided by your ISP. In any case, you may need to speed up your Internet connection.

How to increase your computer speed?

Here are 7 best ways to increase your computer speed

1.      Upgrade your RAM

Computer performance relies heavily on RAM (random access memory). This allows the computer to perform multiple operations simultaneously, holding information in a kind of temporary memory. The better RAM you have, the more operations you can perform at the same time. Upgrading from 2GB to 4GB or 8GB will allow you to run almost any computer, even those that are several years old. The performance of all computers can be significantly improved.

2.      Uninstall unwanted software

Computers come preloaded with applications that many people never use and eat up system resources. These applications can usually be identified when a pop-up appears, prompting you to update a program you have never used.

Remove any unwanted programs left on your computer. Not only do these take up hard disk space, but they open automatically in Windows, run constantly in the background, and maybe suck up processor and memory. There are several free uninstall tools that make this easy.

3.      Delete temporary files

Temporary files are technical files that the system uses to perform its functions and, as the name implies, are needed temporarily. They then occupy unnecessary space and slow down your computer. Methods for deleting Windows temporary files vary depending on the system you are using. Still, they all have the effect of making your device run faster – especially if you have not taken steps to delete temporary files in the past.

4.      Defrag Your Hard Drive

Hard disk defragmentation consolidates all free space created in the file system structure as files are added or removed. These free spaces allow the hard disk to take longer to process and files, folders, and programs to open more slowly.

There are many free defragmentation tools available, but one option is to use the one built-in to Windows.

5.      Check computers for viruses and malware.

If you haven’t already, it’s a good idea to have some sort of antivirus protection to prevent nasty bugs and adware from getting into your PC and slowing it down even more. If you consider you already have a virus, all is not lost. There are a variety of antivirus scanners and removal tools available online for free or for a fee.

6.      Fix Windows system errors

Errors can occur within the Windows system files. Such as installing or uninstalling software or Windows updates, restarting a computer during an update, or forcefully closing a computer. These errors can cause locks, stop program installation and updates, and generally interfere with a smooth computer experience. Run a program such as SFC /Scannow to repair system files.

7.      Reinstallation of the entire Windows operating system

The most drastic solution to increase the speed of your computer is to remove all software and files, delete the entire Windows operating system and start from scratch. You can perform this with a clean installation of Windows.


It is our hope that these methods will improve PC performance and extend the life of your PC for at shortest occasional months. Deleting unnecessary files and junk can make these improvements last for months or even years.

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Muhammad Adnan

Muhammad Adnan has been writing about the tech industry since 2018 on a variety of topics like Cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, Software, video games, the latest gadgets, and much more.

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