Speed Up Your PC (Easy to Advanced)

Speed Up Your PC (Easy to Advanced)

There are many ways to speed up your PC. Two main lines 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 you check out all the options and consider applying at least some of them. If you know of any other 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 have any more tricks, feel free to leave a comment below.


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