Simple hacks to make your old computer faster

You can do some simple things to speed up your PC without the help of a software program that you have to buy or a tech guru to walk you through the process or do it for you, although these things can help to speed up your PC even more. The five tips to speed up your PC shown here, however, are things that you can do on your own and that are easy and free.

1 – Wallpaper

Fancy wallpaper on your computer will slow it down significantly. If you want to speed up your PC, and you can live without a fish tank running all the time, get rid of the fancy wallpaper and replace it with something simple that came with your Windows program. Avoid stretching your wallpaper, and you can speed up your PC a little more. If you really like your wallpaper but it is just too big in size, you can compress it with any of the online tools.

2 – Screen Resolution

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Lowering your screen resolution will speed up your PC. Surprisingly, lowering your resolution will actually speed up your PC because lower resolution makes everything larger. According to those in the know, you would think that it would have the opposite effect, but you will speed up your PC by making it easier to see. Who knew?

3 – Sleep Mode

You can speed up your PC startup by setting it in sleep mode when you aren’t using it. When you wake up your PC, you won’t have to go through the whole startup session again, a simple press of a keyboard button will wake it right up, and your PC will be ready to go.

4 – Speed Up Your Internet

When most people ask how to speed up your PC, what they really want to do is speed up your PC internet connections. There are a few things you need to do to speed up your PC internet.

internet connection

Clean out your temporary internet files daily. Open your internet browser, choose ‘tools’ at the top, and then click on ‘internet options. A box will appear. Look for ‘delete temporary internet files’ and click on it. You will have to wait for the hourglass to disappear to use the internet, and if you don’t clean your temps regularly, this could take a while. So try to remember to do this every day.

5 – Temporary Internet Files

While you are in the internet options, you can speed up your PC internet by going to the temporary internet files tab and ticking the box next to ‘never’ and then increasing the storage space by sliding the little bar to the right little bit. Don’t do more than double the amount of storage space at once, though. This would help to speed up utorrent on Mac.

These steps aren’t foolproof, but they’re the first ones I take when my PC shows signs of slowing down. They are helpful to a great extent.

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