Is Your Computer Running Slow?
One or more of the following cause laptop, netbooks, or notebook computers to run slow over the life of the devise.
- Corrupt data
- Missing Windows updates
- Outdated software drivers
- Corrupt Operating System
- Not Enough RAM memory
- Hard disk drive space
- You want at least 200-500MB of free hard disk drive space. This available space allows the computer to have room for the swap file to increase in size as well as room for temporary files.
- Run “Defrag” so data gets arranged in the best possible order.Background programs
- If you’ve got an anti-virus scanner on the computer, spyware, malware protection program, or other internet security utility make sure it’s not scanning your computer in the background. Be sure to set up a schedule so that it runs automatically.
Computer motherboard overheating
Make sure your computer and processor is not overheating, excessive heat can cause a significant decrease in computer performance some processors will even lower the speed of the processor automatically to help compensate for the heat related issues. If ignored, it will cost more in the long run to recover from a damaged motherboard. Sensitive components on the system board usually are the first to fail as a result of overheating. Constricting proper air flow to your computer can also cause a computer to overheat.
Make sure your computer case and exhaust fans are not obstructed and free of dust.
Resolve any hardware issues as they could be the cause of your problem.
Finally, if your computer continues to run slow after going over each of the above recommendations it’s possible that your computer is experiencing a more serious hardware related issue such as a defective component in the computer. This could be a failing or bad hard drive, CPU, RAM, motherboard, or a combination of the above.
Check with your local computer repair shop if you are not comfortable doing this yourself.