When the computer is running slowly, the use of applications seems to push a stone uphill, users feel that they waste time, energy and patience. Applications and programs increase the resources of the system they consume with each new execution.
The memory maker Crucial surveyed 2,000 users and concluded that it takes users an average of 1 minute to lose patience with a slow or frozen computer, something that about half of all computer users experience on a daily or weekly basis. " For that reason, the company shares a series of tips to make an "upgrade" to the computer easily and without spending money.
1. Restart the computer
It is usually left always on, to easily recover everything that was being done. But leaving it running all the time can create slow response times. The restart closes forgotten applications that run in the background and clears the cache. The reboot can also trigger updates and patches that require a reboot.
2. Too many applications and open tabs
Applications and web browser tabs use valuable RAM resources, even when you are not interacting directly with them. Must be reconfigure applications that start automatically if they are not needed the first time The computer starts and the web browser tabs that are not being used must be closed.
3. Switch to a solid state drive (SSD) instead of a hard drive (HDD)
The hard drives use spinning plates and magnetic heads to read the stored data. As more data is added to the unit, the mechanism must work harder to find the exact data you want, which slows down data recovery. There are also many small moving parts that can fail or make performance worse. "Instead, SSDs use flash memory to store data, eliminating moving parts and decreasing the time to access data. SSDs are usually capable of performing daily tasks six times faster than an HDD. They are also more efficient in the use of energy and more durable than their predecessors "comments Jim Jardine, Director of DRAM Product Marketing at Crucial.
4. Free space on the hard drive
If you use a hard drive (instead of an SSD) and it's almost full, it's best to free up space by removing applications that are no longer used. If this step has been taken, but the disk has less than 20% of its available space, it's time to switch to an SSD.
5. Check if the hard disk is damaged or fragmented
Hard drives can be damaged due to a variety of sources, including hard or cold shutdowns (simply by pressing the power button while the computer is running). It is recommended to check if the hard disk is damaged, If an error message appears when the verification is completed, the unit must be updated.
6. Update of RAM
A memory upgrade (RAM) is ideal to improve responsiveness, run applications faster and perform multiple tasks easily since almost all computer operations depend on memory.
7. Obsolete operating system
The active update of the applications in a system, or the operating system itself, not only provides the latest functions. In general, it also includes performance improvements that often use more system resources. With the maximum amount of RAM installed and an SSD, it is well equipped to run the latest version of each updated program.
If the loading time of characters in the word processors is excessive, if the web browsers can not open new tabs quickly or if the videos are choppy or frozen, these tips will help to renew your computer expressly.