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Quick And Easy Performance Tuning
There a very few very simple ways to get better performance out of your PC. Clearing the cache on your system is a really good way to increase performance on web browsing. Finding the tools tab in whatever browser you are using and simply clearing the history of the PC can do this. If you are not using a web mail client like Gmail, AOL, etc, which you log into the web to get your mail, this means you have an installed email program to handle your electronic mail. You need to keep your email from becoming an overflow giant with tons of wasted space being utilized by useless information and therefore slowing down your system, Make sure to delete your deleted emails as well as your SPAM folder on a regular basis to keep your email box as uncluttered as possible.
Deleting unwanted or unused software is a good way to free up hard drives space and is a simple thing to do, this also equates to better hard drive performance. Defragging and keeping the hard drives files in a better-organized way is also a good way to make your system faster and programs open faster. The defrag option is located in different places in the various Microsoft Operating Systems, but this is a good thing to do on a regular basis to keep your files better organized on the hard drive. Malware and Spyware can also cause system sluggishness as they run in the background slowly sucking away your systems recourses without your consent. There are so many different makers of this type of software that I will leave that to your discretion, but make sure you do a little research before just installing more Malware And Spyware into your system.
If you decide to change or upgrade your memory there a few things to look for before doing so. The first thing you need to do is find out what memory your system can use and how much you currently have installed. This will help you determine your upgrade path as knowing what you need is half the battle. For those people who own a major brand computer such as a Sony/Dell/HP etc, you can most likely find out the information you need online by typing in your model number into the Google search bar as these companies have that information on hand for just such things. You can find out how much memory your system has by viewing the system properties screen in the Windows environment. Right click on the My Computer icon and click the properties tab and this will tell you how much memory you currently have installed in your PC. If you have a custom built PC you need to find the model number of your motherboard. Installing the CPUID Hardware Monitor that can be downloaded off the Internet at this link and then running the program can do this easily.