Reasons Why My Computer Is Slow And How To Fix Slow Computer.

Making use of a slow computer, either at home or at workplace might be really frustrating (have been a victim before), I got frustrated to a point that i felt like throwing the chair at my computer, but today thats history because i was able to fix my computer and got it up and running after putting some of the tips i will be sharing with you in this article.

WHY IS MY PC RUNNING SLOW?
I think this is the best place to start, if you can answer this question, then you’re not in anyway to be blamed for your slow computer speed, but for some reason, you have contributed to the slow computer running speed. There are many reason as to why your computer is running slow, below are one of the major reason as to why you have a very slow computer;


LARGE FILES:
I heard you say isn’t it a computer? it should be able to handle any file size! Well it’s a computer but it has it’s limitation too! you can’t say, it’s a car and you put in 20 commuters in a private car (you get the picture?) So every computer has it’s own capacity, once you begin to get close to the computer capacity, then the efficiency decreases, it’s more like, the larger the file you have on your computer, the slower it becomes. A standard computer will have at least a 320gb Disk drive, your objective as a user is not to use up all the disk space! your objective is to minimize the disk usage as much as possible (sounds weird?, so those having a slow computer). So to enjoy you computer usage experience, it is advisable that you use not more that 300gb of your computer disk. If you’re the type of user that keeps lot of files on your computer, then it will be advisable for you to consider cloud computing (Check back for updates on cloud computing). If you’re guilty of the large files offense then the best way to get your computer back to it’s speed is by getting another external disk drive which you can use to keep files that you don’t use frequently, another option is to get an empty DVD disc and write the important files on it (Check back on updates on How to Protect Your Computer Files).

GAME CONSOLES
: Yep! you read right! I love playing video games on my computer too, but hey! they are very demanding when it comes to computer memory, a game console will use all available random memory on your computer, and the irony of the issue is that, the more you enjoy the game, the slower your computer becomes. Now you know why your computer is very slow? Well there is more to the issue of game console and there is numerous way to get around this. I would also like to chip in at this point that the game console is  not the only bad guy when it comes to the issue of slowing down computer, anything graphics is a bad guy! be it video game, graphic applications, e.t.c just name it, But here is the good news! You need to put two things in place for you to be able to use your computer for gaming and at the same time having a fast computer:

———– UPGRADE YOUR COMPUTER RAM: Yeah, Your Random Access Memory needs to be upgraded before you can have an excellent computing experience. There are various computer RAM size, but that’s another story for another day. But the summary for the purpose of this article is to increase your computer RAM size a 4GB RAM will serve a standard purpose compared to the 2GB that comes with your computer.

———– GET A GRAPHIC CARD: I heard you saying, you have a graphic card before? Then you’re lucky! But for those that have poor graphic card or a not so good graphic card, the you need to get one for better computing experience.

INTERNET DOWNLOADS AND VIRUSES : The monster(virus) is all over the internet! and when you make use of your computer in accessing the internet, then your computer is prone to getting infected with virus, and the only mission viruses and worm have to fulfill on your computer is wrecking it. SO you’ll do well to protect your computer with any means possible against the monster virus! I heard you asking how? Then reading about ANTIVIRUS Won’t be a bad idea then. The best way to protect your computer from becoming slow is to get quality antivirus that would not slow down your PC and will also work effectively.

POP-WINDOW AND ADDS-ON: You want a stylish and optimum web browser, yes we all do, but the effect of all this on your computer speed is an adverse one, it does not only slow down your computer it adds to the page load time whenever you access the internet, and most of this adds-on requires frequent update which is done automatically when you are connected to the internet. The auto-update issue leads us right no into the next reason why you have a slow computer

COMPUTER SETTINGS AND AUTO-UPDATE:
Your computer settings and configuration might answer the question of why you have a slow computer, this section will give you tips on how to set up your computer in such a way that it would not hinder your computer speed. The first step is turning off your auto-update settings from the control panel and delete all unused applications and files.

With the above tips, you should have a healthy and moderately fast computer, Please check our article on:

HOW TO INCREASE COMPUTER SPEED .
5 WAYS TO INCREASE COMPUTER SPEED.
HEALTHY COMPUTER PRACTICE (CHECK LATER FOR THIS)

Comments

  1. You actually said it adequately.|

  2. oloyede jamiu :

    Am glad you stopped by to read the article. Thanks.

  3. I have had some issues lately with my computer running slow. You suggested some great tips and advice. I cleaned out my files on my hard drive, ran the disk defragmenter, and cleaned my registry, removed any popups & add-ons, . After all this, my computer is running quicker.

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