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5 Ways To Tune Up PC

May 28, 2008
Walking into your local bookstore, it is not difficult to find published material teaching you how to tune up PC performance and processing speeds. Indeed, the relative cheapness of the personal computer has allowed it to be diffused into the broad general market of today. A powerful computer is something widely sought after as it offers greater productivity where it comes to work by allowing one to open multiple applications, and greater enjoyment when it comes to running detailed games of high resolution that exist in today's markets. Be it for work or for play, the benefits of a personal computer are aplenty. We offer you 5 ways to tune up your pc to achieve greater satisfaction in your work and leisure activities.

Quality up-to-date computer hardware is a key consideration when it comes to tuning up your personal computer. Unlike other types of machinery such as cars, computer products tend to become obsolete relatively quickly. Computer users should consider upgrading components directly relating to the performance of their personal computers. Two key components include the computer's RAM (random access memory) and its CPU (central processing unit) chip. Such components are cheaply and easily available and can be installed with little technical knowledge about computers. In fact, information regarding the installation of these components is widely available on the internet. In any case, the returns are immediate and you would be able to notice and appreciable increase in performance and processing speed with these upgrades.

Tune up your PC by keeping your desktop simple and frills free. Fanciful items such as cursors, skins, desktop shortcuts and high resolution wallpapers have the effect of slowing down your computers processing speeds. These programs require a large amount of system resources to sustain. By turning off all these decorative items you free up valuable system resource and memory that can be used to increase the performance of your personal computer.

Defragmenting your personal computer's hard disk drive allows you to tune up your PC's performance. Regular defragmenting speeds up a computer, optimizing computer speed and performance as it puts your computer's files back together rather than having them in different locations. The disk defragmenter that came with your copy of the windows operating system is free and should be sufficient to meet this need. Otherwise, other defragmenters are available for purchase over the internet.

You should also purchase a system registry cleaner and run in on a regular weekly basis. When a software or hardware is installed, its registry files containing information pertaining to settings and performance is automatically created and entered into the computer's system registry. When these files are deleted, these registry files still remain in the computer's system registry and are often not deleted. Over time, the accumulation of useless registry files result in slower computer processing speeds. Run your system registry cleaner to tune up your PC as unnecessary registry files would be displayed. You would then be able to delete these files, increasing the performance of your PC.

Lastly, it would be a good idea to tune up your PC by means of over clocking. Over clocking involves increasing the processing speed limits of your computer's CPU chip. Much software is available on the internet with step-by-step tutorial on how you can over clock your PC's CPU chip. Do be careful not to push the limit too far while at the same time provide sufficient cooling for the CPU as the process of over clocking often increases the temperature to which the CPU chip is exposed to. Insufficient cooling or pushing the limit too far can cause irreparable damage to your CPU chip.

With the following ways to tune up your PC, you can look forward to increased performance and satisfaction from your personal computer from now on.
About the Author
Logan Albright is an authority on troubleshooting computer problems at http://www.pcaholic.com . Where he helps thousands how to optimize their computers through a proper computer check up. Click Here to tune up your pc for free.
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