Jun 18, 2008

5 Basic Steps to improve your PC performance

“Performance!”, yes indeed , this is the top of the list in the normal requirement for either novice or advance PC user. I had been working in many environment of workplace and most of them need me to monitor the usage activity and performance issues for PC user. Most of the issues are universal, slow opening the application, slow PC boot process, data lost or hidden, PC hanged and freeze, malware1 attack, virus or worm or any other security issues. But yet, the speed of the PC itself is the dominant issues reported buy user.
As a PC user just like you are, I always want my PC to perform as fast as possible. Yes, I am a speed junkie. I easily get frustrated with the bad performance of my PC. Here is the 5 basic steps that might help you so that you will feel comfortable with you PC; it’s applied both desktop and laptop PC.

Step 1: Download the latest software driver2
Software drive is a program; most of the vendors of the physical hardware rapidly update their software driver to meet the requirement of the operating system. Most of the update is a bugs fixed (there is no such bugs free software nowadays) or new macros available for specific purpose of your hardware. Unlike hardware the physical components of your PC stay the same, unless you remove and replace them. The software that controlled the hardware must be updated so that it will comfortably works with other devices or applications.
When I want to speed up my PC, I will download the latest drivers for the physical components of my rig such as graphic card, motherboard, chipset, networking devices and all necessary physical hardware. Beware of the malicious software sometime attach with the driver. Download from the vendor or high profile site like DownLoad.Com. Let’s continue with the second step.

Step 2: Keep Your Registry Clean

Does it takes forever to boot up your system?, hence you even can take your shower before your system is completely boot. Is that so bad?. Chances are, your registry is flooded with useless leftover files from the programs you have installed, even if you have already uninstalled them some of the registry still intact.

You can download free software that can handle this such as Registry Squeaky Clean and Reg Clean. If you’re not sure about what is registry and its function better ask from the expert. Do not simply change your registry your PC will be corrupted.

Step 3: This one should be in the first place: your system may have been infected by spyware and/or adware

Sometimes, slow boot up time and slow processing speed are caused by the infected of spyware or adware or the combination of both spyware and adware in your system. Spyware and adware are forms of malware1 that sneakily find their way into your PC, often through the websites you’re browsing, email attachments or even the removable storage such as pen drive can carry this spyware or adware

What you need to do is find the most trusted spyware remover such as Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware 2008 to wipe out all the known spyware and adware . Most of the well know anti-virus software bundle with this tools but there a lots of free resources available out there for you to download.

Step 4: Scan for viruses or worms and just kill them

Viruses and worms may cause your PC slowing down. Virus is the program that copy itself illegally to system. The dangerous threat is Trojan horse, it keep coming and exploding until it smack down to your system. Meanwhile A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program. There’re different in attitude but share the same objective to harm your system.

Step 5: Defragment your system regularly

I consider this as a traditional method of speedier your system, this is the utility tools provide by the Windows-base operating system to arrange and re-arrange your file in the hard disk. Let’s imagine this, assume your hard disk is the file cabinet that horribly full with the squanders of file, so it is hard for you to find the data with the specific file, with the specific folder and the specific tray. If all of these is nicely tagged and arranged the data is searchable. Same thing goes to data inside the hard disk.

So where is the Disk Defragmenter? For the Win XP, you can browse from All Program, Accessories, System Tools and finally click on Disk Defragmenter.

All of the mention steps is work for Windows base operating system PC, some other operating system such as Linux, Unix etc. Need some different approaches but within the same scope. Hopefully all these steps will stress you off a little bit while engaging with your PC.


  1. gittewww yer.. me not smart pc lar.. nak cuci registry pun tak fandai tau..

  2. pasal registry tu boleh download kat sini http://www.regsofts.com/free_registry_repair/registry_repair.htm

    saya pakai ni utk repair registry, free lagi pun.

    so far secara psychology nya mcm laju tapi pd hakikatnya tak la pasti...


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