7 Top Tips to Maximise your PCs Performance from Crucial

Crucial MX300 SSD

Anyone running a Windows PC will no doubt experience slowdowns and system hangs as their fresh installation ages and starts to clutter up with unnecessary bits and bytes. An issue most people can relate to. In a recent study, it was found that the average wait time before your patience runs out with slow technology is around 60 seconds. The 2 top causes were system freezes and slow performance.

“Anybody that works with a PC for their job will at some point have had to deal with it freezing and screeching to a halt. It’s a problem many of us experience, but how can people solve it and free themselves from the spinning hourglass of PC death? We’ve put together some tips that can help you to speed up an old or slow PC and improve reliability, to stop technology from holding you back.” – Jonathan Weech, Crucial SSD Sr. Product Line Manager.

The 7 key tips Crucial explained were:

  1. Clear your cookies and cache
  2. Remove any bloatware – uninstall anything you don’t use/need
  3. Limit your startup applications
  4. Defrag your mechanical HDDs
  5. Run antivirus to check for viruses and malware
  6. Max out your RAM
  7. Upgrade to SSD

There you have it, 7 tips at keeping your Windows machine humming along nicely. We would add that if none of the above works, perform a clean install of Windows. Just remember to have your Windows installation handy and a current backup of all your files.

Post Author: Noeneel Sharma

Australian born tech expert, Noeneel, is the founder of the GeekLingo. He has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology (IT) world. As an Information Technologist, he has a Bachelor in Information Technology, MBA and a Master of Business Process Management. He has professional working experience working across reputable industries including telecommunication, legal, accounting, banking, and most recently electricity.
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