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Want To Speed Up A Slow Computer? A Few Tips

Cynthia Blake
 


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It can be an infuriating problem. That computer that you spent quite a bit of money on is slowing down. It takes forever to boot up, forever to load programs, and forever to shut down. There can be nothing more annoying than a slow, sluggish computer.

What's causing these problems, and what can you do about it?

Low RAM

Low PC RAM can be a culprit. RAM stands for Random Access Memory, and it's what allows you to run multiple programs on your PC. It's also the biggest component in computer “speed" as users perceive it. Although RAM can be expensive, it is becoming more and more of a necessity as programs (even operating systems like Windows Vista) become more resource intensive and demand more and more memory to run.

Low RAM is also a problem for gamers and people who use their PC's for heavy hitting programs such as graphic design tools. For these people, getting additional RAM could be a great help.

Cluttered and Corrupt Windows Registry

For the rest of us, who use the computer for more mundane tasks, a registry cleaner could be just what the doctor ordered.

The Windows registry is like the central nervous system of your computer, storing important preference and settings files for hardware, software, and even Windows itself. Windows constantly reads from the registry as you use your computer.

The registry can become cluttered with old, broken, obsolete, and corrupted entries rather easily. For example, when you uninstall a program it sometimes doesn't remove all its registry entries. These leftover files and folders build up over time, causing problems when Windows tries to read the registry.

The Best Way To Speed Up A Slow Computer

A registry cleaner can scan your registry and clean out all the broken, corrupt, and obsolete files, streamlining the registry and allowing Windows to have a much easier time reading it.

Recently we tested a great registry cleaner called RegCure on our IBM Thinkpad Laptop. The laptop had been taking a very long time to boot up. After running RegCure, 726 errors were found and removed, and the boot time of the laptop was cut clean in half.

Visit our site for information on how to speed up a slow computer .

For a review of the top registry repair utility on the market, check out our RegCure review .

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