We all know the frustration when the multicolor spinning pinwheel pops up in the middle of a software upgrade. Staring at a frozen screen for minutes on end while you wait for relief is enough to make you want to throw your laptop against the wall. In addition, there is a plethora of software viruses, malware, and spyware that is constantly attempting to access your device. If you have been wondering why your computer runs so slowly, you are not alone. Let’s take a look at some things you can do to improve your speed and protect your information.
Upgrade to an SSD
Consider getting an SSD (solid state drive) upgrade. The hard drive in your computer creates a bottleneck with its moving parts. Replacing that hard drive with an SSD removes the bottleneck and drastically improves the speed of your computer.
Install More RAM
Upgrading your RAM (random access memory) space will more than likely speed up your computer, but it is not always the reason why you are dealing with slow speeds. An upgrade will require you to know what kind of RAM your PC uses and how much it can take. Go to your Task Manager and click the Performance tab. If your Available Physical Memory (MB) is less than 25% of the total, you may want to upgrade your RAM space.
Malware, Viruses, Spyware, Greyware
There are more software viruses and malware, spyware, and greyware programs out there now than there have ever been. All of them can drastically slow your computer’s speed and put your personal information at risk. If you think your computer may be infected, it is in your interest to scan your computer for viruses and other such malware.
Clean and Remove Unnecessary Computer Programs
Keeping obsolete programs on your computer takes up space and causes your system to perform slowly. Remove old programs you no longer use, or that have been replaced with a newer version.
Take Action – Call OAC Technology Today!
Do not put up with a slow computer. Contact OAC Technology if you want your computer’s speed enhanced properly, without risk. Call us today at 952-548-5558.