Speed Up Your PC (Easy to Advanced)

Speed Up Your PC (Easy to Advanced)

There are a lot of ways to speed up your PC. Two mainline where we can start are:

  1. Speed up by configuring settings (Easy and Free tricks)
  2. Speed up by replacing existing devices (Advanced tricks)

I suggest checking all options and considering applying at least some of them. If you know more tricks, feel free to leave a comment below.

Let's get started!

Speed up by configuring settings (Easy part)

  • Disconnect all unused device
    • Disconnect the ODD (Optical Disk Drive), Pendrive, and any other device if you don't use it. It will speed up your PC and save a little money as well

  • Do not overclock
    • The reason is simple: you can get a few percentage speed boost, but it will damage the hardware (shorter service life), and make higher power cost

  • Uninstall unused softwares
    • Uninstall Adobe Reader, because you can open .pdf files with Chrome as well
    • Gain free disk space and speed up the boot time

  • Minimize the list of Software in the Startup menu inside the Task Manager
    • It reduces the boot time. Consider uninstalling the disabled software if you don't use them

  • Minimize or disable the pagefile if you have enough RAM (at least 8GB)
    • It can slow down the PC in some cases
    • If you have 16GB or more memory in your PC, reduce the pagefile to 1GB, or simply disable it
    • It will save disk space as well

  • Configure Windows 10 Settings

 

Replace existing devices (Advanced part)

  • Use SSD instead of HDD. It's faster and uses less energy
  • Replace the existing RAM module with a bigger one or insert another if you have a free slot
    • It's simple: More free memory --> Faster PC

  • Monitor temperature
    • Cleanup your computer every year by removing the dust from the case
    • Replace the thermal paste between the CPU and the CPU cooler every 3 years
    • Replace the CPU cooler if the temperate is too high of the CPU core 
    • Insert extra coolers into your PC is still hot

  • Tune BIOS Settings
    • Set boot order to #1: Disc, where your OS located, #2: USB to boot if necessary
    • Disable Floppy Disc and ODD in boot
    • Enable Fast boot
    • Enable boot menu (if this option exists)

  • Do not buy a cheap power supply
    • The quality Power Supply can reduce the random errors (reboots, frozen screen, etc.), and reduce your electric bill

 

If you know more tricks, feel free to leave a comment below.

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