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How to boost your pc performance

Updated on June 5, 2011

Owning a PC is quite troublesome after using it for quite sometime. Browsing the web always, installing lots of applications and using it 24/7 will slow down your PC if you dont know how to properly maintain it. So I've compiled several tips on how to properly maintain your PC so that everytime you use it, it's in its a very good condition.

First thing's first...

1. Be sure to ALWAYS clean your computer from trash (you could also apply it literally) .

Trash will slow down your computer. Temp files, recent docs, temporary internet files and many others will decrease the performance of your PC.

How to clean them? You can use applications that will check your pc for trash then delete them for you. One application that I can recommend (because I tried using it) is CCleaner.

2. Visual effects, themes can slow down your PC

Especially if you have a not-so-fast computer, you may want to disable your themes and visual effects. How to do it?

  • Right click My Computer
  • then go to Properties
  • select Advanced Tab
  • click settings on Performance section
  • lastly select Adjust for best performance

That's it! It will turn off your visual effects and themes and eventually speed up your PC.

My Computer > Properties

3. Uninstall ununsed applications in your PC.

When your PC is full of applications that where no longer in-use, it takes up space in your hard drive and this space if accmulated will slow down your PC. NOTE: PLEASE BE EXTRA CAREFULL IN UNINSTALLING APPLICATIONS SINCE YOU CAN ALSO REMOVE APPLICATIONS THAT ARE STILL BEING USED.

Where to find it?

  • go to Start
  • then click Settings
  • select Control Panel
  • select Add or Remove Programs

select the application that you want to remove then click remove
select the application that you want to remove then click remove

That's all folks! Lastly don't forget to defragment your PC to organize the data inside your hard drive.

Hope this basic tips will help in any ways.


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    • Lamme profile image

      Lamme 7 years ago

      Thanks for all the useful tips. I think I need to do some cleaning :)

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      shecky 8 years ago

      ok, dia na jud ko

    • Christoph Reilly profile image

      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      Thanks for the tips.

    • isyan profile image

      isyan 8 years ago

      your welcome... its good to help someone...

    • Bloggify profile image

      Bloggify 8 years ago

      Cool thanks for no. 2