How do I make an old computer as fast as it can be?

Hi!If you have Windows, the tips below can make a big difference!

  1. Remove unused or unwanted programs
  2. Delete temporary files
  3. Installing the latest drivers
  4. Turn off visual effects
  5. Disabling self-starting programs
  6. Malware and Virus removal
  7. Making your computer dust free
  8. Expanding/replacing RAM
  9. Replace hard drive with SSD

Maybe this blog post can be of help: make YOUR Windows PC faster?10 tips that really work!

That depends very much on how old your computer is. As Jaap Koole describes his Processor memory and harddisk the most common ways to make a computer faster.Video card should also be forgotten, depending on what you want to do with your computer.

But if your computer is over 5 years old, you can forget about processor and memory very quickly.After all, you soon have to replace your motherboard because the technology for those products is developing fairly quickly and the products used at the time are no longer compatible with those of today. Replacing a conventional hard disk (called platters) with an SSD (based on memory chips) is still a good option to make your computer considerably faster. And replacing your video card (especially applicable when it comes to playing games) for a more modern model is a good idea.

When upgrading your computer, always be aware of compatibility with your so-called motherboard (the main plate) of your computer.Let an expert advise you. And also note the maximum number of Watts that your power supply can deliver when you replace your video card. Some computers, especially branded computers, often have a power supply that just can supply the power for the configuration in which it is delivered. If you are replacing a video card that consumes 10 or 20 watts, you may already have a problem.

I have a more 10 year old Compag Presario, 2MB 64 bit where original Vista was on.Windows 7 was not burning ahead. Now Linux Mint runs like a sun. A self-made program runs on a Windows 10 desktop as fast as under Linux Mint.

By programming in machine language.And if that’s too tricky by setting up Lubuntu (Ubuntu Light).

It’s been said a lot, “if Windows”.And there is also a bottleneck. You can take an operating system such as Debian, where resource consumption is lower. If you combine this with the other tips then it should come right!

If Windows, run Task Manager and see where the problem lies.Usually it’s the old type of hard drive or too little memory. I have been using a Dell E6400 with an SSD and instead of the DVD a caddy with an sshd for 12 years. The CPU is now often at 98% at startup, but otherwise everything does it properly, mind you I also wired a 255/25 Internet connection and that ensures a good response time in all cases. Just went from 4 gig to 8 gig and I’m sitting on average at 50% memory usage. So 4 gig was on the verge and I have now, I hope, less page faults. Mind you, I have a seperate desktop for gaming, this laptop is only for Visual Studio, Wamp and PostgresSQL and browsing.

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