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The world has changed dramatically in the last 20 years

Closing Desktop PC caseYour computer plays a bigger and bigger part in the overall scheme of your daily life. Subsequently, the speed of your computer is more and more important every day. The first computers to hit the market were a marvel at the time, but now, we realize they were so slow. Heck, the computer I have sitting behind me now is about 5 years old and is barely usable for anything other than some s…l…o…w… web browsing.  Eeessh. Competition led to great improvement in technology.

Every new generation of chips from the primary manufacturers, AMD and Intel,  has speeds being taken to greater heights. The race seems to be a never ending ride. The current scenario is that rating of speed is actually stamped on chips. The measuring unit of speed is megahertz (or normally abbreviated Mhz).

Something else to keep an eye on – number of cores.  Even though the chip itself is one single piece of silicon, in order to boost speed, processors are usually sporting multiple “cores” on all chips as of 2013.  A “core” is actually a processor itself.  So when you have a dual core processor in your computer, that is equivalent to having two separate processors on your motherboard (like back in the old day).  I don’t believe there IS a single core chip available anymore in general production.  Perhaps the very low level processors, but for all laptops and desktops that we see these days, there are usually at least 2 cores.  My current computer is running 6 cores on its processor chip.  Now that is the stuff!  There are 8 core processors out there and they are EXTREMELY powerful units.  For most of OUR customers, you do NOT need 8 cores worth of processor.  For the average web browsing, checking email, almost any desktop PC equipped with 4 GB of RAM and a recent processor is going to be just fine.  BUT, getting back to speed… You need to make the best of what you have – particularly if you don’t want to spring for a new machine.

Do you remember how awe struck you were when you first purchased a computer? It was like opening a new world of wonderful information right at your fingertips. At the time, you never cared much about speed. It didn’t even matter. But now, it does. Speed determines everything. Speed is money, right?

It is a common complaint among PC users that their systems turn slow over the years. If this is a complaint that you feel strongly about too, this article is meant to help you understand how to deal with these issues. The biggest benefit of these tips is that you can apply it without the help of another person.

A computer’s CPU has a chip with a speed that is measured. It is a hard disk drive that makes the speed actually work. Here are some ways to keep speed as integral to your system:

Insert a hard disk cache because it would definitely speed up the disk drive.

You should not miss out on checking the entire hard ware system. It is absolutely essential to ensure smooth functioning and great speed.

Check the RAM memory because if it is inadequate, that can become a problem which affects speed.

Don’t let too many programs run in the background.

Carry out speed checks regularly. Delete those desktop icons or short cut icons that aren’t of much use for your purposes.

Check the scenario relating to registry errors and programs that are useless but slow the computer system. When the entries into the register are not properly done, there are bound to be problems in the system’s overall performance. Get rid of useless programs too.

Another tip is to use the registry cleaning tools to maximize the capability of the PC. These should be compatible with the Windows OS version that is being used by you.

With these tips, go ahead and take stock of all that you need to do to improve your PC performance.