An interesting topic and always relevant is how to increase the speed of a computer. In the modern world, the race over time is becoming more and more interesting, everyone gets out as best he can. And the computer plays far from the last role here. How can he infuriate with ridiculous brakes at a crucial moment! At this moment, I am visited by such thoughts: “pipets, well, I’m not doing anything like that! where are the brakes from? ”
This question is less of concern to those who simply work with office applications or with the Internet, but here is the setup! For example, it starts to slow down Google Chrome.
In this article, I will analyze the 10 most effective ways to increase computer performance.
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The most obvious way is to replace the computer with something more powerful, we will not consider it &# 128578; But to replace any spare part (component) is quite possible. You just need to figure out what can be replaced by spending less money, and getting the maximum increase in computer speed.
BUT. CPU It is worth replacing if the new one is at least 30% faster than the installed one. Otherwise, there will be no noticeable increase in productivity, but a lot of money will be required.
Extreme sportsmen can try to overclock their processor. The method is not for everyone, but nevertheless it allows you to postpone the upgrade of the processor for another year or two, if the overclocking potential of the motherboard and processor allows. It consists in increasing the nominal frequencies of the central processor, video card and / or RAM. Complicated by the individual features of a particular configuration and the possibility of premature failure of it.
B. RAM. Definitely need to be added if during operation all memory is loaded. We look through the "Task Manager", if at the peak of work (when everything that can be opened is open) up to 80% of RAM is loaded, then it is better to increase it by 50-100%. Fortunately, she is worth a penny now.
C. HDD. It’s not about the size of the disk, but its speed. If you have a slow hard drive from an economical series with a spindle speed of 5400 rpm, then replacing it with a more expensive one with a speed of 7200 rpm and a higher recording density will add performance. In all cases, replacing the SSD drive smiles users very much &# 128578; The performance before and after is completely different.
D. Video card. Here it’s clear, for games we are changing to a more productive one, but do not forget that the processor should be “matched” with a powerful video card. Here it is described in detail which video card is better.
It is approximately possible to identify a bottleneck in the computer configuration using the standard Windows 7 performance tool. To do this, go to the “Control Panel.> System ”and click“ Measure Performance ”or“ Update ”. The overall performance is determined by the lowest rate, so you can determine the weak link. For example, if the rating of the hard disk is much lower than the rating of the processor and RAM, then you need to think about replacing it with a more productive one.
Computer repair, cleaning
The computer may slow down due to some kind of malfunction, and a simple repair will help increase speed. For example, in case of malfunctions of the processor cooling system, its clock frequency is greatly underestimated, and as a result, performance decreases. It can still be trivial to slow down due to overheating of the components of the motherboard due to heavy dust! So first, try to clean the system unit thoroughly.
Defragment and free disk space
If you have never heard what it is or have not done defragmentation for a long time, then this is the first thing you need to do to increase the speed of your computer. Defragmentation collects the information on the hard disk in pieces in one piece, which reduces the number of movements of the read head and increases productivity.
The absence of at least 1 GB of free space on the system disk (where the operating system is installed) can also cause a decrease in overall performance. Keep track of free space on your drives. By the way, for the defragmentation process, it is desirable to have at least 30% free space.
Reinstalling the Windows XP / 7/10 operating system
Reinstalling 90% allows you to increase the speed of the computer by 1.5-3 times, depending on its "contamination." This OS is so arranged that over time it needs to be reinstalled &# 128577; I know people who "interrupt Windows" several times a week. I am not a supporter of this method, I try to optimize the system, get to the bottom of the true source of brakes, but still, I re-install the system somewhere once a year, and that is due to the fact that some components change.
In principle, if I didn’t have such a flow of programs, then you can live 5-10 years without reinstalling. But this is rare, for example, in some offices where only 1C: Accounting and Microsoft Office are installed, and nothing has changed for years. I know such a company, Windows 2000 has been standing there for more than 10 years and works fine But in general, reinstalling is a good way if you do not know how to increase the speed of your computer.
Using software optimizers operating system settings
Sometimes you can significantly increase the comfort of work with the help of special programs. over, in most cases this is almost the only simple, fast and suitable method. I already wrote about one good program called AeroTweak earlier.
You can also try the good PCMedic utility. It’s paid, but it’s not a problem. &# 128578; The highlight of the program is in a fully automated process. The whole program consists of one window in which you need to choose your operating system, processor manufacturer (Intel, AMD or another) and the type of optimization. Heal (only cleaning) or Heal & Boost (brushing plus acceleration). Press the “GO” button and that’s it.
And one of the most powerful programs is Auslogics BoostSpeed, although it is also paid, but there is a trial version. This is a real monster, which includes several utilities to increase computer performance on all fronts. There is an optimizer, a defragmenter, and cleaning the computer of unnecessary files, and cleaning the registry, and the Internet accelerator and some other utilities.
It is interesting that the program has an adviser that tells you what needs to be done. But always check what is advised there, do not use everything indiscriminately. For example, the adviser really wants Windows automatic updating to work. Those who did not buy licensed Windows know that this may end badly
For optimization, there are also cleaner programs, for example CCleaner, which clean the computer from unnecessary temporary files and clean the registry. Removing garbage from disks will help free up space.
But cleaning the registry does not lead to a noticeable increase in performance, however, it can lead to problems if important keys are deleted.
IMPORTANT! Before any changes, you must definitely create a system restore point!
MANDATORY Browse all that cleaners want to remove! I scanned my Auslogics Disk Cleaner computer and at first was glad that I had 25GB of garbage in my basket. But remembering that I was recently cleaning the basket, I opened the files prepared for deletion in this program and just went nuts! There were ALL of my most important files, my whole life over the past few months. And they didn’t lie in the basket, but in a separate folder on the D drive. I would have deleted it like this if I hadn’t looked.
In Windows 7, you can slightly increase productivity by simplifying the graphical interface. To do this, go to the "Control Panel.> System.> Additionally.> Parameters ”and disable some of the checkmarks or select“ Ensure the best performance ”.
Motherboard BIOS Parameters
The BIOS stores the most basic computer settings. You can enter it when you turn on the computer using the Delete, F2, F10 or some other key (written on the screen while turning on the computer). A strong decrease in performance can only be due to critical jambs in the settings. Usually he is set up normally and there is no need to interfere there, and even harmful.
The easiest way to fix the optimal settings is to go into the BIOS and select an option such as “Load Optimal Settings” (the spelling may differ depending on the BIOS’s), save the settings and reboot.
Disabling unnecessary services and programs from startup
Today, almost every second installed program climbs its nose into startup. As a result, the loading of the operating system is delayed indefinitely, and the work itself is inhibited. Look at the system tray (it’s near the watch), how many unnecessary icons are there? It is worth removing unnecessary programs or disabling their startup from startup.
This is easily done using the System Configuration Utility built into Windows. To start it, click the “Win R” combination and in the window enter “msconfig”. In the program, go to the "Startup" tab and remove the extra checkmarks. If after rebooting something is missing, then the checkmarks can be returned back. You should have an idea what programs you have installed and why they are needed.
One powerful way to increase performance is disable antivirus &# 128578; Bad of course, but for the duration of resource-intensive tasks, I sometimes turn off the antivirus.
No need to do this while surfing the web or installing unknown software!
Install the latest drivers
This can really help, especially if very old or default drivers are installed (by default from Microsoft). The main influence is played by the chipset drivers of the motherboard, but others can slow down the performance. You need to update drivers for each device, and you can find them on the manufacturers’ websites.
It is better to update drivers manually, but there are many programs for updating drivers automatically. For example, a good DriverHub program will scan devices and look for updated drivers.
Reasonably choose an operating system
If you are still sitting on Windows XP with 2 gigabytes of RAM, then I advise you to quickly switch to Windows 7, performance will increase. And if you have 4 GB or more, then safely install Windows 10 64-bit version. The speed of work will increase even more, but only in 64-bit programs. Processing video, audio and other demanding tasks can be processed 1.5-2 times faster! Windows Vista is also the time to change to seven.
Do not use various Windows builds for installation, such as Windows Zver and the like. They are already crammed with necessary and unnecessary software, moreover, they are often buggy.
Although they are in tenth place, this does not mean at all that they do not need to be paid attention to. Viruses can significantly slow down your computer or even freeze it. If there is a strange decrease in performance, then it is worth scanning the system with one of the scanners, for example, DrWeb CureIt! But it is better to have a reliable antivirus installed, for example, DrWeb or Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
In this article, we examined the basic methods of how to increase the speed of a computer. I hope this article helped you save the most important thing in our life. this is the time that should be used productively, every hour and every minute, and not be wasted. In the following articles, I will repeatedly touch upon the topic of increasing computer performance; subscribe to blog updates.
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