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5 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Computer!

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If there is one thing that you expect out of your computer, its fast speed. Computer speed is one of the most sought after features of both desktops and laptops. Whether gaming, surfing the Web, executing code, running financial reports or updating databases, a computer can never be too fast. Spy ware and viruses are ever growing threats which can help slow down a computer.

If your system is low on RAM or routinely requires freeing RAM, installing more memory should improve computer speed. Without enough RAM to hold the programs you’re running, some of them get swapped to virtual memory, and that’s a LOT slower than RAM. So in that case, you’ll be able to do things faster, because you won’t be pending time swapping.

Here are 5 easy ways to speed up your computer:

1. Disk fragmentation leads to system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startups and shutdowns. Disk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when the file is opened to piece it back together. The response time can be significantly longer.Every few months you may need defrag to optimize your computer and speed up your computer.

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