Tips on how to make computers not really slow

Computer problems slow and like lagging is a problem that is often complained of by computer users, especially computer users with standard specs. The standard spec computer here I mean is a computer with a processor type that is still in the same class as Intel Pentium 4, dual-core or core two duos which is generally behind with 2GB of RAM.

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Standard spec computers (potatoes) are indeed more in demand among the public because the purchase price is quite affordable for the lower middle class. But according to the price, of course, the performance obtained will also be equal, where the price determines the quality of the goods.

For those of you standard Spec Computer users as I meant above, and you feel irritated, emotional, and upset when your computer is used for work, doing schoolwork or college, or playing games.

For those of you who love gaming here, I will share some simple tips on how to overcome and make a computer so that it doesn't lag in optimizing the Windows system...

1. Install the application as needed

One of the ways to overcome and make a computer so that it is not slow and easy to understand is to only install applications that are necessary as needed and do not over-install applications that you really don't need or rarely use, especially Image and Video Editing Applications that are of capacity. The size of the installer is already large, such as CorelDraw and Adobe Photoshop, which require a large amount of HDD storage space and RAM capacity.

The more applications that are installed, of course, the greater the storage capacity of HDD and RAM used. Where there will be many applications running in the background without you knowing it. Moreover, your computer is only equipped with a RAM capacity of only 2GB, lots of applications, the RAM capacity will be drained and the performance of your computer will decrease... 

2. Don't Use Computer For Multi-Tasking

Running several or many applications simultaneously is one of the errors that can affect computer speed performance. If you are playing games or editing images or videos, reduce the use of the application, just close unnecessary applications. This is to minimize RAM memory usage which of course greatly affects the performance of a Windows Computer System to avoid slow and lagging computers... 

3. Install Antivirus as needed

Installing additional Windows Antivirus is indeed an important thing to do, to protect your Windows computer system from virus attacks that can infect and damage your Windows system along with your important document files. But don't over install additional Antivirus, you should only use 2 Antivirus.

International Antivirus needs to be installed to protect your Windows computer system from Go International virus attacks such as Eset Nort, 360 Internet Security, Avast, and other International Antivirus. Local Antivirus to protect your Windows computer system from local virus attacks such as Smadav.

All Antivirus will run in the background system and monitor all the movement of running applications, if there is a program or application that is indicated by a virus it will automatically be blocked. But if the additional antivirus that you use is excessive, of course, it will eat up a lot of RAM capacity which results in the computer being slow and even lagging because Windows performance decreases.

Or you can also do not install additional Antivirus, but this option certainly has risks. As a consequence, your Windows computer will be susceptible to contracting and infected with viruses, especially if you often plug in flash drives and/or browse the internet. 

4. Delete Unneeded Applications

if your computer has already installed many applications while many applications that you don't really need, just uninstall applications that have never been used. This is done to reduce the load on the use of Hard Disk Memory and RAM so that the availability of HDD and RAM Memory increases, the effect is that the Windows Computer System will run lighter.

5. Avoid storing file data in Drive System C

One of the ways to reduce the use of HDD Storage Drives which also affects computer performance is to minimize the use of System C Hard drive storage space. to load all data stored on it.

Therefore, avoid the habit of storing data on the system C hard drive such as in My Documents, My Music, My Videos, and Desktop. We recommend that data is stored in a Special Storage Drive for example in Drive D which is dedicated to storing data. Another benefit is that if the Windows system experiences an error or blank problem, you don't need to back up the data stored in Drive System C before reinstalling it.

6. Upgrade RAM

one of the computer components or computers that affect the performance speed of Windows System and additional applications is RAM. Where the function of RAM is to store the history settings of applications that are running. The more applications that are installed and run simultaneously in the same vulnerable time, it requires the lot of RAM space.

By increasing the RAM capacity, for example, from 2GB to 4GB or 16GB, will indirectly and significantly increase the performance speed of the windows system so that the possibility of slow or lagging computers will be minimized.

7. Change the HDD memory to SSD

when the use of HDD has begun to decrease, many Computer and computer users have begun to switch to using SSD Storage Drives. Where the data load speed and the SSD system are claimed to be 5x faster than an ordinary hard drive. Apart from the fact that it is more minimalist and lighter, based on information for the age of SSD is better than HDD because SDD is no longer using a disc which is very suitable for use in areas with electricity networks that often have sudden blackouts.

One of the factors that accelerate the damage to the hard drive itself, especially the type of HDD, is that computers or computers often die suddenly due to power outages, battery drops, or often forced shutdown via the power button. But for the price of the SSD itself, it is 2x more expensive than a regular hard drive (HDD).

8. Use Windows according to computer specs

the use of Windows on a computer is very influential on the speed and comfort of the computer when used I recommend using Windows to adjust the specs of your computer, if your computer still uses 2GB RAM and a dual-core class processor type then it is more suitable to use Windows 7.

However, for the latest computer output, almost all of them are already using Windows 10 from the manufacturer which seems too implemented. If your computer can still be installed Windows 7 then use Windows 7. But if it is not possible because it doesn't support Windows 7 then you can optimize Windows 10 

9. Reinstall Windows

if you have done the 8 tips above and applied it, but the computer is still slow and likes to lag, it means that it is most likely influenced by the Windows system itself, which may be due to its long use, it is necessary to refresh the system.

The Windows system may have a minor error, but it does not immediately cause a fatal windows error. Usually, by reinstalling, computers that were previously slow and laggy can return to normal and be comfortable to use.

Those are some tips on how to make and overcome a slow computer so that the computer is not easy to lag when used for work or playing games. Hopefully, this can be a reference for those of you who are looking for tips about improving the performance of a slow computer with potato specs.