It’s everyone’s desire to have a pc running smoothly without lags for high productivity. But unfortunately, there are times your pc will become unresponsive especially when you are using pc with a kind of lower specs than your job description requires.
The most important thing is to make the most of what you what without having to wait for three minutes for a single software to open for work. That’s not the best way to go.
In this article, I want to share with you how to make the most of the specs you have as far as your pc is concerned for effectiveness. Though this is relative depending on the nature of your job (which may obviously require higher specs for very high memory consuming software), it will help in most cases to help you out when you need it most.
1. Do not Keep Redundant Softwares Running At the background
For some people, it is the running of so many unnecessary software in the background that keeps their pc lagging. It is always advisable to work with the tools needed at a time. Imagine just browsing on Google Chrome (a software known for its high memory consumption rate), and still opened any of the Adobe Suite programs at the background which you are obviously not using at the time. The browsing experience won’t be smooth if you are on a lower spec pc. To prevent this, as said earlier, try as much as possible not to run many programs at the same time. These will keep your memory space free to focus on the current task at hand.
2. Prevent Auto Start of Some Programs
Some very important software such as anti-virus needs to run on auto-start, but not all of them. If you have cases where some programs auto-start when you boot your pc, this may cause your pc to slow down and lag in most cases. You must take action and deactivate that option quickly. You can turn off this option by locating the software itself and checking the setting. Most of them have this option built in the settings and preferences and should not be difficult to locate. In cases where you cannot find them, the next point should help.
3. Install System Care Softwares
There are a number of system care software out there that are a complete package to deal with performance-related issues on your pc such as security loopholes, internet, caches, registry, start-up issues, and more. I will recommend IOBIT ADVANCE SYSTEM CARE. When you keep running this software regularly it takes care of performance issues. You can deal with auto-start programs, clean your memory regularly of unnecessary software, fix registry and hard drive related issues with just a click. Try it today!
4. Keep Your Drivers, Bios Updated, Operating System Up to Date.
If you are a computer ‘novice’, you probably need someone to check this for you. Keeping your device drivers up to date is very important to the health and performance of your pc. You must once a while check if there are new release or device drivers upgrade specifically for your computer. The easier way to do this is on Windows is to go to Device Manager (by a simple search), locate the device you want to check update for. As shown in the diagram below, if there is an update it will automatically browse the internet for it. If there is none, you will be notified as well.
With regards to bios upgrade you must always tread cautiously as this can cause the breakdown of your pc. It is always advisable to use the tools designed by your laptop brand to download and install bios upgrade. Never update your bios in a stand-alone manner. It is always safer to use these tools by your laptop manufacturer (mostly found on their official websites) to update your bios.
Another way to keep your pc running smoothly is to regularly update your operating system. Most of these updates fix performance and security issues, and updating regularly will keep your pc working just fine. Remember an out of date pc is prone to malware attack and slower performance.
5. Do not Install Unnecessary Antivirus Programs;
Antivirus software is expected to always run in the background to protect your pc from any threat from USB devices and from the internet. Shutting them down could mean keeping your pc at risk of malware infestation. You don’t want to do this. And you do not also want to install more than one antivirus software on your pc. It is not needed. This will only keep your pc running slow as they will consume a lot of memory space unnecessarily. For Windows 10 users, I will always recommend using the default Window Defender and keeping it updated all the time. When you do this, you will be fine.