Is your PC slowing down

Is your PC slowing down


Personal computers, desktop or laptops, generally have a shelf life of 3 years, if used in a work environment. By work environment we mean powered up a minimum of 8 hours a day, running mid range heavy apps and obviously internet browsing. It’s not unheard of for business standard, especially desktops, working 5 years or longer. However, at some stage your PC is going to slow down. Web browsing becomes slower, processing requests from applications slows and the general ‘refresh’ regardless of what you have open does the same.


There are a few main but fixable reasons for this. Firstly, you need to make sure all software updates are installed regularly, not just for Windows, or your chosen operating system, but for your chosen web browser and any software apps. This happens because the update keeps trying to launch in the background and uses up your processor power.


Next is low disk space, regularly clearing out of files no longer needed will solve this. It takes the pc longer to find cache files if you don’t. Also, your processor maybe maxed out meaning you need to delete some apps that are not needed. Next,  you could upgrade the RAM in your machine. Virtual memory takes over when you’re out of RAM, and this is alot slower than the memory in your pc. Lastly, and what some people overlook is having stacks of app icons on your desktop. This means that each icon has a preview of it’s software open in the background, using your machines power for absolutely no reason.


Install all updates, de-clutter the icons on your desktop, delete any unused apps and if in doubt buy more RAM. Simple!


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