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How to Improve Your PC Performance in Few Simple Steps

Your computer will inevitably start to lose its performance over time. This is just because technology is advancing at a very fast pace, and applications require more resources from your PC. Additionally, the software becomes more demanding, which has a big impact on its performance.

Did you know that the world’s fastest horses achieve a top speed of 55 MPH on tracks like the Gulfstream Park -, and in relation to that, the fastest supercomputer achieved a benchmark score of  513 petaFLOPS 1015, which is significantly more than a standard modern PC that has 120 Giga FLOPS 109.

But can you make your computer faster?

Well, the obvious thing to do would be to upgrade your PC hardware, but in today’s article, we will take a look at some of the cost-effective methods that can help you speed up your computer.

Uninstall Unnecessary Apps and Games

Over the years our PC has gets clogged up with many files from apps and games that have a serious impact on its performance. Most of these apps are never opened or rarely used, which is why you need to declutter your PC from everything you don’t use.

One of the ways you can clean up your Windows from rarely used files is by using Disk Clean-Up, but if you want to be more thorough, you should go to Programs and Features and manually Uninstall all the apps you don’t use.

It is important to note that some of the files are required for your PC to run properly, so make sure that you know what you are deleting before you hit that Uninstall button.

Startup Programs

Just as the name suggests, Startup programs are apps that start the same moment you turn on your PC, which eventually slows down its launch time. Slow starting speed is the first indication that your PC is experiencing a problem, and if you don’t want to upgrade to an SSD Hard Drive for your operating system, the only way around this issue is to turn off starting apps.

You should go to Task Manager where you can turn off/on the apps that will be starting when you turn on your computer.

Add More RAM to Your Computer

One of the best ways to improve the functionality of your computer and increase its performance in terms of opening multiple tasks at once, the best way is to upgrade your RAM. Fortunately, RAM is one of the cheapest components on your PC, so you can fix your problem without wasting a lot of money.

If you have a laptop, you’ll need to settle with what came in the box since RAM components are hard to find and expensive. On the other hand, upgrading the RAM on desktop PCs is much easier and cheaper.

Check for Malware and Viruses

Since we live in a digital era, where most of the things are happening online, it is almost impossible not to pick up a virus at some point while browsing on the internet. Fortunately, Windows Defender software does a pretty good job of protecting your PC from malware, but in some cases, viruses can slip through its radars.

You should consider installing two different types of software just to keep your PC safe. You should install Malware cleanup programs that can solve your lagging problem and another app that will offer ongoing protection that will run in the background at all times.

There are many types of antivirus software, and you should make thorough research into finding the right one for you.


Last but not least, we have defragmentation or also known as ‘Defrag’ which is a process of reorganizing the data that is stored on your hard drive just so you can make it complete, organized, and much easier to find.

Over time, some of the things that you delete from your PC  leave a corrupted space that sits between two files and cannot be used for anything else. This is where PC Defragmentation comes in handy, as it organizes the data and can free up space from your hardware.

Fortunately, you can set scheduled disk defragmentation that will run at certain intervals, so you don’t have to worry about tidying up your data.