Using a desktop or a laptop is a common thing in our life. And also it has become an essential part which makes our life a lot easier. But most of the time, after using it for 1 or 2 years, it begins to get slower and everyone thinks that “Ok! It’s time to buy a new one. I can’t do this anymore.”
But did you know you can use the same laptop or the desktop for another couple of years by only doing small changes and those changes will make your PC run a lot faster and let’s see how you can boost and make your PC faster? Here I will show you 7 things that will make your pc faster.
1. Upgrade your RAM
The word RAM stands for “Random Access Memory” which means that this is the thing that stores all the information that you have used recently after turning on the machine. This memory temporarily stores data. The data stored in RAM will be deleted when the computer is switched off. Therefore this is also called volatile memory. Data coming from input devices as well as data sent to output devices are held in RAM. Whenever we start a program, game, or any other process, we see this word phrase “LOADING” on screen. This means that the data of that particular application is sending to the RAM from our HARD DISK.
If you upgrade your old one with a modern one which can read data faster and have bigger storage, It means that you can keep more information in your RAM and you can access them a lot faster than before. This method can be used for a laptop also as most people don’t know that upgrading or adding extra RAM to their laptop is possible. Just Google the serial number of your laptop and you’ll get all the information and from there you can see whether it’s upgradable or not. For a desktop, definitely, it’s possible.
Things that you should care before upgrading your RAM
- Check whether it’s compatible with your system.
- Bus Speed, Clock Speed, and Capacity
- If you don’t have proper knowledge of upgrading or anything. Take it to a technician and explain your problem and let the professional’s do their job
2. Upgrade your Hard Drive to a SSD/ NVMe
The Hard Disk Drive (HDD), which is commonly used to store data and information, is located inside the computer. However, there are external hard disks as well. Today there are hard disks with large capacity due to the development of the technology. The user can read and write the data stored in HDD. Therefore, this medium is called Read / Write Memory. The capacity of a hard disk ranges from 250 GB to 4 TB. The maximum capacity will increase with technological development.
In the magnetic hard disks, data reading and writing speed depends on the RPM (Rounds per Minutes) rate of the platter which turns like a gramophone disk. But now there’s no need of using this kind of old technology. SSD which stands for “Solid State Drive” is the latest piece of technology that can make your PC run a lot faster than you can think.
The new generation of storage units employed in computers is the solid-state drive (SSD). By using flash-based memory, which is significantly faster, SSDs replace conventional mechanical hard disks. Older systems for magnetic disk storage run slower, which also makes the machine run slower than it should. Because of their low read-access times and high throughputs, SSDs considerably speed up computers
NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is an interactive interface and driver that specifies a PCI slots-based SSD command set and functionality set with the aims of improved and effective performance and interoperability on a wide variety of enterprise and customer systems. For SSD, NVMe was developed. You can buy them from different brands and sizes. Actually, the brand is not a big problem as most of the companies that develop and manufactures the drives are well-reputed. The problem is with the price and the compatibility with your PC. As I mentioned above, take it to a technician and they will do it for you. And I can be sure if you could replace your HDD with an SSD, You’ll love your old PC because it works like brand new.
3. Choose the best components for your need
Have you ever heard the word “Bottleneck” related to IT? What is exactly a Bottle-Neck? Normally in a water bottle is a cylinder but when it comes to the top the shape gets narrower and smaller. Though there’s a gallon of water, the only way out is that small hole on the top. This is the same when you are building or using a computer. Maybe you are using the best CPU, RAM, Motherboard, but this whole process can be ruined with a bad GPU. It’s like driving a Bugatti with an engine of a Mitsubishi Lancer. The max speed you can go is the speed that’s given by the Lancer engine.
How can I get rid of this trouble??
Use MSI Afterburner to check the Temperature and the usage of the components is optimized to give you the best experience. If all the components are performing at the same rate, that means you are good to go.
Or you can just use an online Bottleneck calculator to get the same results without any third-party software.
So if you are still planning to build your dreaming RIG,
- First, write down and select all the main components that you are going to buy. This includes GPU, CPU, RAM, Motherboard, Power Supply, Basic Drive, and your Cooling System.
- Go to GOOGLE and type Bottleneck Calculator
- Then you’ll get suggestions from different sites and in one of that list the items that they asked and calculate.
- If the rate is under 13%, you are good to go. But if you are above this rate. Try changing the components which give you the best results.
- After Building the RIG, use MSI Afterburner to check the Temperature and the usage of the components is optimized to give you the best experience.
Many Online calculators only consider the main hardware parts such as CPU, GPU, RAM. But bottlenecks can be occurred because of the low performance of your monitor as it fails to give the maximum FPS rate given by the system. In those cases try changing your monitor to get the best experience.
4. Choose the correct Operating System
The Operating System provides for the user to utilize the functions of a computer by managing the hardware and software in it. The software which facilitates the interaction between human user and hardware is the Operating System.
The Operating System provides instructions for the installation and management of various application software. Not only that the Operating System manages all the input, output, and computer memory too, which means that the Operating System is the sole software that manages the whole computer system.
The Most Popular Operating Systems are MAC OS which is specially designed for Apple Devices and the Windows OS which is developed by Microsoft. Apart from that Linux, Ubuntu is some other famous Operating system that you can found around the world.
This mainly occurs with windows and Linux systems as they are releasing with different Bit rates and types. No matter which operating system that you use, before installing it check and be sure that it’s compatible with your computer.
5. Stop unwanted background Apps and Softwares
In the first tip, we discussed that all the data that we used recently have been stored in the RAM. No matter how faster it is or how much data it can store, once it gets filled with unwanted or useless data we can’t get the best performance of our computer and that makes giving the worst experience to us.
For that, we should Go to the task manager and see what background apps or services that are currently running, which apps or Softwares uses the RAM mostly, and if there’s any unwanted one we can just simply stop that task by selecting that and proceeding with End Task. If the problem still not solved, try using a better virus guard or an anti-virus program because the same problem can happen because of a malicious virus, Trojan file or a worm that has been infected to your computer.