It is nothing wrong to say that we live in a world where digital evolution is expanding. Keeping the same fact in mind, a poor or weak machine is neither capable nor compatible to handle your multitasking PC-related work. If you use your computer roughly without any maintenance, then it probably gets more sluggish and slower. Therefore, it is important to check computer speed and maintain it accordingly.
By the end of the article, you know how to check computer speed and boost its performance. So make sure to read the article till the end that we have managed. Without wasting much of your time let’s gets started.
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How to Check Computer Speed?
How to check computer speed Simply follow the steps mentioned below:
In this method, we will check your computer speed just by visiting the control panel.
Step 1: Click on the Windows icon.
Step 2: Type “Control Panel” in the search bar.
Step 3: Now search and select System.
Now you will get to see all the computer speed and your system’s specifications.
In this method, we will check your computer speed by simply using a Windows 10 built-in a tool named “Performance Monitor”. It can also let you know why is your PC’s performance has become low.
Step 1: Press Windows + R key located on your keyboard simultaneously to summon the Windows Run feature.
Step 2: Now, type PERFMON in the Run window.
Step 3: Now, a Performance Monitor window will open up.
Step 4: Click on Data Collector Sets, to expand the list.
Step 5: From the expanded list, click on System.
Step 6: In the right pane, right-click on System Performance then select Start.
Step 7: Once done, it will start performing a system test that will p[robably take around 60 seconds. To check the results go to Reports > System > System Performance.
According to the image mentioned above, you can see that Chrome.exe is utilizing the computer’s speed. Likewise, it could be a different program that is consuming the CPU utilization, so you need to close the program or simply restart your system.
In this method, you will get to know the current CPU performance with accurate percentages and graphs. Besides, you can be able to check network, memory speed, etc.
Step 1: Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete key simultaneously to open Task Manager.
Step 2: From the upper menu, select Performance.
Step 3: Select CPU.
Under CPU, you will get to see how much CPU’s utilization is percentage and graph. And below the graph, you will get to see the current utilization speed of your computer. Likewise, you can check out the current utilization of network, memory, etc.
Now, that all with checking your computer speed. Let’s move on to the actual topic, how to boost your computer performance?
How to Boost Computer’s Performance
You can consider Windows 10 as a lite operating system as the developers of Microsoft have made it in that way. Before upgrading my system, I was running Windows 10 operating system on Intel Core 2 Duo with 2GB of RAM, which is not enough but it does work.
So I assume that you have 4GB or 8GB of RAM which is enough to get your job done. The unknowing programs and files that run in the background make your computer sluggish.
Remove Unwanted Software Programs
There are some unwanted programs that run in the background that consumes your computer’s performance. If that’s the case, you need to find them and delete them. You can visit Task Manager to check which programs are running in the background and then end the process. But if there are unwanted apps that you no longer needed, just remove them from your system. Here’s how to do that:
Step 1: Click on the Windows icon and click on Settings.
Step 2: Select System.
Step 3: From the left sidebar, select Apps & Features.
Step 4: Now select the unwanted apps which you longer wanted in your system, just delete them..
Alternately, you can visit Program and Feature.
Step 1: Click on the Windows icon and type Programs and Features.
Step 2: A list of programs will visible, now select each unwanted program and delete/uninstall them.
Correct PC Settings
Your PC might be not set on the optimum settings. To get optimum performance, you need to keep your PC on the high-performance mode in order to boost the performance. Here’s how to do that:
Step 1: Click on the Windows icon and open Control Panel.
Step 2: Now, change the View by: to Category
Step 3: Visit Hardware and Sound > Power options.
Step 4: Now select High Performance.
Add More Memory (RAM) to your computer
If you are using 4GB or 8GB of RAM memory, that is good to handle any heavy task. But if you are doing heavy tasks such as editing, streaming, or gaming. 16GB of RAM with 3000mhz frequency is the sweetest spot to be considered by those who use their computer on optimum level.
According to one of the forum, 16GB of RAM will give your a smooth browsing performance, because Google Chrome browser is demanding for more RAM management and that is applicable for other internet browsers.
Even if you use 16Gb RAM with 2666mhz frequency that’s enough because that’s what intel processors support. So consider adding more RAM to your computer.
Slow Internet Connection?
Turning off OneDrive can make your internet speed fast. OneDrive makes sure that the data will get synced anytime when your system is connected to the internet. Here’s how to turn it off:
Step 1: Visit your System Tray and right-click on the OneDrive icon and select Settings.
Step 2: From the Settings tab, click on Start OneDrive Automatically When I Sign In to Windows option.
Also, unlink the OneDrive by clicking Unlink OneDrive.
Likewise, you can turn off other cloud-based services like Dropbox, Mega, etc. Some apps run in the background that also makes your internet speed, terminate those apps.
Enable Storage Sense
There are some files that our Windows 10 operating system doesn’t use, enabling the Storage Sense feature will remove the files that will boost the performance of your system.
Step 1: Click on the Windows icon and open Settings.
Step 2: Go to Storage and toggle On the Storage Sense in order to activate the feature.
You can control the file deletion process by clicking on Change How We Free Up Space Automatically.
Moreover, you can use SSD rather than HHD they provide slightly good performance than HHD.
PC Slows on Startup?
If your system is booting up slow, then it’s due to some apps or programs that usually launch at the startup. You can disable the programs from the Task Manager.
Step 1: Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete button simultaneously and open Task Manager.
Step 2: From the menu tab, select Startup.
Now, a list of all the applications that open up while booting up the PC. Just right-click on the app and select Disable.
Run Disk Cleanup
Disk Cleanup tool searches for unwanted, temporary, and other files that no longer of use and clears them. To run a disk clean up:
Step 1: Click on the Windows icon and type Disk Cleanup.
Step 2: Disk cleanup will open in a small window, now just select a drive that you want to clean.
Your system will analyze the unwanted temporary files, then click on OK and select Delete the files.
Hide Unnecessary Fonts
There are nearly more than hundreds of fonts that our Windows 10 operating system runs every now and then, which alternately affect the PC performance. Hiding those fonts could boost your performance.
Step 1: Click on the Windows icon and type Fonts.
Step 2: Open the fonts, now a list of all fonts will appear on the screen.
Step 3: Right-click on font and select Hide.
It is advised to hide only 20-30 unnecessary fonts.
Upgrade Your System to 64-bit OS
Mind you, most of the apps and programs do not support 32-bit operating systems. Developers have already moved to 64-bit and making the programs more optimistic to run on the Windows 10 operating system.
Also, 32-bit OS only tends to supports 4GB of RAM, and the rest is wasted, as mentioned you need more rams to run the apps and programs smoothly, so we recommend you switch on 64-bit OS.
Dust and debris can easily stick in your system which prevents the system from getting a decent overflow in the computer’s cabinet. Even dust can get stuck into the CPU air cooler which makes the fan slow. As a result, it can overheat your processor.
Overheating can cause your system to slow, this happens due to debris and dust stuck into the computer components. Just disable the computer parts such as the air cooler, motherboard, graphics card, and PSU. Clean the dust using a Q-tip or something that will not harm the electrical components of the PC. Replace the thermal paste and assemble the components again.
Now you will see that your system will work like a charm, you should consider replacing thermal paste to maintain the CPU temperature regularly.
That’s it for now, hope this helps! If you have queries, you can mention them in the comment section below.
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