Many computer users are worried about their computer’s performance. After spending a lot of bucks, still they can not have that charm of using PC as they had expected. Here I am going to explain some major tricks which are used by many users that help them to take efficient use of their CPU.
These suggestions may be of little importance for people who are already using processors with speed more than 2400 MHz but people using computer with less speed and little older mother boards and processors will enjoy these tips. They will realize significant increase in the performance of their computer
Here, these tips :.
1. Operating system choice:
You will be amazed to know that your choice of choosing right windows or operating system could play an important role in the performance of your CPU. For example, if you get 5 bricks to carry them to next apartment and then 10 bricks to do the same. Think how would success if compared with both situations. Obviously you would perform well when carrying only 5 bricks.
Same is the case with Microsoft Windows. Lighter windows you have, higher the performance will be shown. Now this does not mean that you should install Windows 95. Here is the order of Windows weight: Windows XP (any addition)> Windows 2000> Windows Me> Windows 98 (the lightest one). So if you have Pentium 4 with good ram then I recommend that you use Microsoft Windows XP. People using Pentium 3 computers could use Windows 2000 or if they have ram more than 256 MB then they can use Windows XP, too. All other lower speed users should use Windows ME or 98
You would have to compromise between speed and quality. You can decide now which operating system you should use now.
Before this topic I would like to give you a simple example. Suppose in one case if 100 items are placed in a house that has only 2 rooms and you need to find the item no. 89, from another room. You must navigate through the 50 items in the room to find two points 89. In other cases, if the same 100 items are placed in a house that has 4 rooms and you need to find 89 points from 2 then you would have to scroll through only 25 points available in the room and you want to spend less time.
Same is the case here for partitions. If you have more number of partitions, it would help your windows more to find the necessary information easily from your hard drive when you run any file or program. I would expect you to have more partitions, each with at least 5 GB memory and maximum 20 GB.
You should be very careful while partitioning your hard drive and believe me many people make mistakes when they partition hard disk and lose all your important data. Here is a free resource Windows Setup Installation Guide who can help you learn about the partition, format the hard disk and install windows.
3. Defragment hard drives:
partition become fragmented when you create or delete folders, save new files, delete or move them and they become scattered on you hard drive and as time passes, windows become slower and slower due to time needed by the system to find the necessary files on hard disk. You can learn more about why volumes become fragmented by using “Disk Defragmenter” Help.
main My point is that your computer becomes lazy with time. I’m sure many of you have noticed that after installing windows, computer become slower gradually with time. So I would strongly recommend you that you use Disk Defragmenter regularly, at least a week. I know it is quite boring process but while taking bath, lunch start it. Believe me you will feel the difference later.
4. Frequency of Changing Windows:
I want to compare the difference between the speed of your computer when you freshly installed windows and now. I know the answer! Obviously now you feel your PC Lazier than before
This is all due to many factors such as file fragmentation. increasing the windows registry size, increase the number of files and folders in your primary partition and also because of some viruses and spy products.
I would strongly suggest you that you should install Windows by formatting primary partition at least every 3 months. That will keep your computer efficient. Many people think that formatting hard drive is not good. It’s almost a wrong illusion. Formatting partition every 3 months and install a fresh copy of Windows will considerably increase your computer’s performance. The same website Windows Setup could help you on this issue.
5. My last suggestion:
Finally do not save junk, programs, movies, games and almost everything you can on the Windows partition that is usually C: and believe me your computer would show optimal performance long-term and provide fewer errors
It is better to make your “My Documents” folder to another drive than C :. as well as make also Program Files folder so install everything like Microsoft office etc there not in windows installation drive. Do it and feel the difference.
Always check for programs that automatically run at startup and use significant resources of your PC. Try to disable them carefully and find changes in the performance. Here is a way to check which programs and processes start automatically when Windows starts.
Go to Start-> Run, then type “msconfig” then you can see what your memory consuming programs are.
If you do not want to do anything above and want shorter way with shorter improvements then create new user and delete previous one. You will beholder slighter change and this also removes many errors if present in windows
If you can not even do this then why you wasted your time by reading this article and do something else ,. )
I have tried my best to show all the possible ways that might help you improve your computer performance.