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Speed up your Computer

1.Spyware, adware, & Malware Check and Removal:

These are probably the number 1 reason for your computer slowing down. Here we have a guide on looking after your system and removing the menaces.

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Spyware is now the single largest problem facing internet users today. These nasty programs have become so widespread and so infectious, their volume far outstrips viruses. The spyware epidemic is so bad that we don't even know what name to use for it.

2.Virus, Trojan or Worm Check and Removal:

These infections are another major problem for computer slow down.

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If you get these nasty little things on your computer then speed will suffer as they eat up your systems resources in order to play havoc on your system.

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Even if you get rid of a virus they can leave settings on your computer that will stop it being usable, leading to blank screens on boot. Prevention is always better than the cure and there's plenty of free options on the market ready and willing to protect your system. 

3.Clear Startup.

When you install programs many lodge themselves into your startup group, running in the background awaiting their call to duty (Most you don't need).

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These programs will slow down your computer by eating up precious resources, startup times will also suffer as you await multiple pieces of software to scan and prepare itself for use.

4.Run Defrag.

Adding and remove files from your computer will eventually make them fragmented (Meaning they are scattered across multiple places on your hard drive). This causes your computer to work harder when it uses them, slowing down over all performance. Running Defrag will fix this problem.

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5.Run Scandisk.

As you use your computer bad sectors and files or folders going missing can develop. Use Chkdsk (Scandisk) to resolve and repair these problems.

Chkdsk and scandisk require exclusive access to a volume when it runs. Therefore these tasks are usually run outside the operating system on reboot or from your system CD/DVD.

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6.Useful free software.

This section has a list of software that will help you resolve and fix those computer speed problems.

Using software developed for such tasks can drastically reduce the time needed and the knowledge required that's needed to fix many speed issues on a computer. 

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7.System Updates.

Keeping your computers operating system and drivers up to date is very important. Check out this section for  information on how to resolve and update. Click for Guide

For example keeping your graphics driver updated can improve performance of the graphics card by quite a significant amount. I recall one such driver that gave a performance boast of 40% from the original. Having no driver or a generic one will cause large performance drops.

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8.Upgrade Hardware.

Many computers are built and sold with bare minimal specification, as Microsoft releases updates the operating system can become more resource hungry, and can cause your system to dramatically slow.

Read our quick guide on upgrading and the do's and don'ts that you should know.

Always remember if in doubt ask someone who knows, either on a support line or at a store where you will purchase the hardware.

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Although easy to fit hardware upgrades should be down by a professional as serious damage can be done to your system if you do it wrong.

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9.Clean Registry.

Have you noticed that the longer you have your computer, the slower it runs and the more it crashes? Often this is because whenever you install or uninstall software, add or remove hardware, or change your computer’s settings, the Windows registry is updated. These changes can leave the registry fragmented, with obsolete, corrupted and, in some cases, harmful files. Over time the registry starts to get bogged down and conflicts emerge. Left unchecked, your system will become increasingly unstable, run more slowly and crash more frequently. 

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10.Tips and Tricks.

This section will cover useful tips and tweaks to get the most out of your computer and operating systems that will help speed up reaction times, load times, plus much much more.

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Overclocking is the process of pushing your hardware beyond its manufactured and recommended speed. It is only recommended for experienced computer and hardware users. Unfortunately it is not a subject we wish to cover at the present so here is a few links on how to do it below.

Extreme over clocking  -  Over Clockers  -  Tweak Town 

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