Finding the Right Performance Optimizer

Written by Kevin J Vella

So, you’ve decided to fine-tune your PC by using a performance optimizer.

But there are hundreds of products available onrepparttar market and to find a solution that fits your need can be daunting.

In this week’s article, I will explain what performance optimizers are and how they work while suggesting what you should look for when choosing such a utility.

Performance optimizers are software utilities that allow you to ensure your PC is automatically optimized and its performance maximized.

These tools should also allow you to keep your PC running at peak performance.

When too many of your resources are being occupied unnecessarily or beyond certain levels that you have established.

The software should warn you to take immediate action.

Performance optimizers should automatically fine-tune all your resources: hardware (CPU and memory) and your system settings.

This will help you enjoy a faster, cleaner and more stable environment that will greatly minimize slowdowns and crashes.

Performance optimizers dig into your hardware and free up valuable resources, remove system hogs that slow your computer down or cause it to crash.

By looking at how your CPU is processingrepparttar 141585 information for allrepparttar 141586 tasks or processes at hand. These utilities determinerepparttar 141587 best configuration, so that you can makerepparttar 141588 most of your computer.

These tools also look at whetherrepparttar 141589 tasks at hand are accounted for by legitimate programs.

For example, some performance optimizers are able to recognize thatrepparttar 141590 CPU is handling a process that is spyware and should enable you to automatically scan your system and remove such threats.

When optimizing memory, performance optimizers look at how your computer is using RAM and how Windows is creating and operating page file (or virtual) memory.

By optimizing RAM memory, these tools help your computer avoid creating virtual memory.

Moreover, they can also minimizerepparttar 141591 size of your virtual memory file.

Many performance optimizers, like SpeedUpMyPC, also have warning messages so that if your memory usage reaches a critical level, you could take remedial action.

In some cases, these nifty utilities allow you to assign more CPU resources to any particular application that you are running, e.g. a game or a DVD.

The Hidden Tiger:

Written by Kevin J Vella

What can you do to avoid computer slow down? – Part Two

Evenrepparttar most experienced computer users find it extremely difficult to control all resource and system settings of their computer.

How do they do it? The answer is simpler than one might think and anyone can bring outrepparttar 141584 tiger that is hidden in your PC!

Avoiding computer slow downs, degradation of performance, long boot-up times, delays or stuttering and crashes is a question of controlling your hardware and your system settings.

Tweaking other areas such as installed software, internet connection and browser settings, etc..

.. Therefore,repparttar 141585 areas you have to look at are:

1. CPU: The central processing unit of a computer processesrepparttar 141586 code that makes up computer programs like Windows and Word or Excel.

The lines of code that make up any program run intorepparttar 141587 tens of thousands and are grouped into different tasks or processes to enhancerepparttar 141588 efficiency of a computer. Since a CPU can only process one task at a time. The more tasks a CPU has to perform,repparttar 141589 more delay you will experience.

If you manage to control or reducerepparttar 141590 number of applications working at any one time, you will immediately notice a boost in performance.

Yet sometimes, you will be unable to switch off all applications because you are using them all

In these cases there are automatic performance optimizers that will help you dorepparttar 141591 trick.

2. RAM and Page File Memory:

The CPU needs RAM to store instructions and data needed to complete tasks

It does this to make sure thatrepparttar 141592 tasks that make up any application are performed as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Obviously,repparttar 141593 more memory available,repparttar 141594 less time you spend waiting forrepparttar 141595 computer to perform certain tasks.

A computer system increases its performance when you add more memory.

Controllingrepparttar 141596 number of applications running at any single time is a means of freeing up memory and not taxing RAM.

However, when a CPU does not have enough room in RAM for allrepparttar 141597 information it needs, it sets up virtual memory or page file memory onrepparttar 141598 hard drive to simulate additional RAM.

CPUs also load certain tasks into page file memory because they need to prioritize among tasks requiring more RAM than others. All this is known as swapping and slowsrepparttar 141599 computer down drastically.

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