Among the many frustrations technology can provoke, perhaps one of the worst may be slow performance. It always seems to happen at the worst possible moments, and nothing stirs a temper like being in a hurry and having to wait 10 minutes for a single webpage to load. Slow performance, especially in computers, can hinder productivity and even cause issues with other webpages. For the latest in our tech solutions series, we’ll be discussing some tips and tricks to try when your computer performance slows down.
Problem: Slow performance is a common issue with electronics, especially if the device is older, but it can also plague newer devices as well. There are several factors that cause computer performance to slow including space, software issues, and RAM.
Solution: One possible easy solution is to make sure you’re utilizing RAM efficiently. Random access memory (RAM) is the computer’s short term memory that runs programs, games and streams, and can be bogged down if too many apps are operating at once. Check to see how many tabs you have open and how many apps are running. Closing a few of these might help improve the performance speed. Another thing to check is your hard drive space. Hard drives are responsible for storing all of your computer’s data but will slow the computer if you get close to maxing out the memory. Try deleting any files or apps you don’t need to free up some storage space.
You may also want to check the number of startup programs. These are programs that automatically load when you turn on your computer. Removing the ones you don’t need or use may speed up the performance. It’s also always wise to check for Malware, software specifically designed to damage your computer. No matter how secure your device is, there’s always a possibility of your system being infected. If this is the case, it may be in the device’s best interest to seek professional help. Last but not least, you should always make sure your computer’s software is up to date. Outdated software can cause your computer to lag when loading webpages, or unexpectedly crash.
If all else has failed, and it is simply the end of time for your computer, consider taking it to a recycling facility so that any functional parts may be preserved or recycled for future reuse. IT asset disposition centers like HOBI International collect old electronics that have been retired, or simply traded out in favor of a newer device, and ensure that they are properly disposed of.
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