A slow laptop or computer can be one of the most frustrating problems to have. Too many people succumb to the belief that the only answer is a new computer – but that’s not true! Despite the countless internet services that do nothing to “speed up your PC”, there ARE things that can be done! But do you know which services will actually help you and which services are all type?
If your computer is slow, check out this brief cheat-sheet:
Defrag your Hard Drive – FALSE! – Maybe your “computer friend” told you that defragmenting your hard drive would speed up your laptop? This may have helped 15 years ago, but it’s very unlikely to give you any significant performance increase today
Increase your RAM – Sort of True! – Increasing your RAM used to be a great way to increase your computer’s speed on any PC. These days though, it’s only half true. Many computers can benefit from a RAM increase, while others might not see any difference in performance.
Get a New HDD – TRUE! – Most computers we see are plagued by failing, older, or slower hard drives. If you want a night and day performance increase, upgrade to an SSD (Solid State Drive)! Solid State Drives can give you the boost you’ve been looking for!
Reinstall an older system – TRUE! – Want to increase performance without buying new hardware for your computer? If you haven’t reinstalled your system in the last year or two, you’re likely to see a significant increase in performance by cleaning out all of those pesky error messages and junk software that’s been building up over the years!
We know that slow computers come in all shapes and sizes. Whether your laptop is unbearably slow or you just want to squeeze out a bit more speed, we can help! Check out our services to find more information of exactly the kind of computer repair service you’re looking for, or fill out our Ask a Question form and one of our trained managers will be happy to help!