What can you do to avoid computer slow down? – Part Two
Even 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 out 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, areas you have to look at are:
1. CPU: The central processing unit of a computer processes code that makes up computer programs like Windows and Word or Excel.
The lines of code that make up any program run into tens of thousands and are grouped into different tasks or processes to enhance efficiency of a computer. Since a CPU can only process one task at a time. The more tasks a CPU has to perform, more delay you will experience.
If you manage to control or reduce 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 do 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 that tasks that make up any application are performed as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
Obviously, more memory available, less time you spend waiting for computer to perform certain tasks.
A computer system increases its performance when you add more memory.
Controlling 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 all information it needs, it sets up virtual memory or page file memory on 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 slows computer down drastically.