Computer Speedup

If you find yourself spending more time waiting for your computer to load than actually doing anything on your computer, computer speed up is the computer service you need! Get Computer Repair offers computer repairs and computer services including computer speed up. We offer the best computer solutions to computer problems so we can guarantee that we can fix your computer no matter what the problem is! 

COMPUTER SPEED UP BRISBANE

Get Computer Repair can provide you with a wide range of options to speed up your slow computer. From removing unnecessary files and applications that may be eating up your processing power to providing additional hardware to upgrade your computer for more speed, we are guaranteed to provide you a computer fix that will keep your computer from being sluggish. 

To be able to fix your computer speed issues, it is important to determine what is causing your computer to slow down.  

Most of the time, slow computer speed is caused by a problem in one or a combination of the following components: 

  • Hard drive 
  • RAM (memory) 
  • Processor (CPU) 

Your computer’s hard drive is responsible for storing data. The RAM is your computer’s short term memory, whereas the CPU is the “brains” of your computer where most calculations take place. There are times when these components are affected if you install a software that’s too large or complex for your computer. Always compare your computer’s specifications with the software’s system requirements to make sure your computer is capable of running the software.  

Sometimes, it’s not that the software you’re installing is too big for your computer. Over time, while you install more programs and gain more files, the accumulation of tasks and storage exceeds limits. If this happens, it’s best for you to have a cleanup or start getting rid of clutter such as programs or files you no longer need. 

Your Internet connection may also be causing your computer to slow down. Always make sure that your WiFi connection is password protected. Too many users connecting to your WiFi will affect the activity levels of your network.  

In extreme cases, your computer’s lack of speed may be due to a computer virus or some other malicious software. If this is the case, we can still help you! Get Computer Repair also offers spyware removal, computer virus removal, virus repair, virus removal service, virus remover, and other malicious software removal services. 

HOW COMPUTER SPEED UP WORKS 

There are several ways to improve the speed of your computer. Depending on what’s causing your computer to slow down, they may or may not work. For better measure, give our technicians a call so that we can diagnose your computer and provide your computer with the best solution for its speed! 

WINDOWS PC SPEED UP BRISBANE 

Free Up Disk Space 

Did you know that Microsoft actually recommends 20% of your system drive to be free for Windows to perform at its peak? Windows uses the free space of your computer for running updates and the reading/writing of data. The more free space your computer has, the faster your Windows computer can operate. 

You can free up space by: 

  1. Deleting junk files and other duplicate files 
  2. Uninstalling programs you no longer need 
  3. Using an external disk drive or a cloud storage for more space 

Your space can be filled up by junk files that are generated by software. These junk files contain temporary data. It can be a difficult to locate all junk files as they may be located in different locations. As for duplicate files, if you find that the same file can be found in different locations, get rid of the duplicates to free up space. 

It’s easy to forget that you still have software installed in your computer that you never use. These software take up valuable space on your hard disk. If you no longer need the software, make sure to uninstall them to free up space. Sometimes, your brand new computer comes with pre-installed software that you don’t need. These are called bloatware. It’s best to get rid of them since you probably won’t even need most of them. 

If you don’t want to get rid of any files or programs, you can always expand your storage by buying an external drive or by availing storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox. Once you’ve moved some of your files somewhere else, the extra space will help speed up your computer. 

Disable startup programs 

Having too many startup programs keeps your computer from booting quickly. When Windows starts, it first loads all startup programs and system tray programs. Some of these programs are essential while others may just be wasting your system resources. Remove all the programs that you don’t really need right away. You can always load them by yourself when you need them. 

Defragment to optimize your drives 

Simply put, defragmentation moves your data around on the physical disk in order for your computer to work faster and more efficiently. You should defrag regularly to keep your computer’s performance at top speed. 

Check your computer for malicious software 

Malicious software, or malware for short, is known to affect your computer’s performance. Even if the malware you contracted isn’t directly harmful, they will still use your computer’s resources and that will cause your computer to slow down. 

Reinstall Windows 

Reinstalling Windows will remove junk files and programs that you no longer need, therefore speeding up your computer. It will also remove any malicious software that has infected your computer. Reinstalling your whole operating system is the guaranteed way to return your computer to its cleanest state. 

MAC SPEED UP BRISBANE 

Empty the caches 

Cache files are temporary data used to speed up the process. However, as more time passes, these cache files start to take up a lot of storage on your Mac and instead of speeding things up, they actually slow your Mac down. You can always get rid of these caches by cleaning them up manually or by using software specifically designed to clean up caches. 

Uninstall applications 

Getting rid of applications you no longer use is a proven and tested way to speed up your Mac. Make it a habit to uninstall applications you don’t need anymore. 

Clean up the hard drive 

This is the easiest way to speed up your Mac. Just go through your hard drive and get rid of everything that is slowing your computer down. Look for caches, logs, apps you don’t need, widgets that only slow down your Mac’s performance, hidden trash, and old files. These are the data that easily fill up all your empty space. You can do this manually or by using a cleanup software. 

Update your Mac 

You can either update your operating system (OS) or upgrade your hardware. Upgrading to the latest available version of OS and upgrading your hardware typically solves a bunch of issues on slow speed. 

Restart your Mac 

This is probably the quickest solution to speed up a slow Mac. Restarting your Mac closes all running programs and gives you the option to save any files you’re working on. Your Mac will start to boot once you save your files. It should perform better after it’s been restarted. 

Reset SMC and PRAM 

There are times when your Mac might start acting strange for no reason. It might sleep or shut down unexpectedly, stop charging properly, or perform slowly. If restarting your computer doesn’t fix these issues, you might need to reset SMC and PRAM. 

Replace your HDD with SSD
Adding a solid state drive to your Mac will make it boot faster, perform file operations in the blink of an eye, and keep your Mac performing fast even when you’re multitasking. Take note that you should seriously consider consulting a professional first before adding any hardware upgrades by yourself. 

Add more RAM 

Adding RAM increases your memory and is therefore usually a great solution for improving your Mac’s performance. The more RAM your Mac has, the more you can do without affecting your system’s speed. When you’re running low on RAM, your Mac starts using virtual memory. Virtual memory uses the hard drive and the system considerably.  When you increase your RAM, your OS won’t be making calls to virtual memory. 

Still having trouble with your slow PC, laptop, or Mac? Give us a call and we will send a computer technician to you right away!