Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tips To Speed Up Your Windows 7 PC

Most of the Windows 7 computers today come with 3 GB to 6 GB of memory. The 64-bit version of the operating system can make use of more than 6 GB memory. Many of the application programs are mostly written to use not more than 4 GB of RAM. This means that if you install 16 GB of RAM in your Windows 7 powered computer, most of the 16 GB will go unused. It is always possible to improve the responsiveness of your computer with a faster disk drive. This will need disk drive replacement. Two drives can help you improve performance, Solid State Drives (those without any moving parts) and High RPM drives (more than 10,000 rpm).

Both these types of drives are expensive and the Solid State Drives are the most expensive ones. The Solid State Drives (SSDs) will also wear out over time depending upon the use. The smaller the Solid State Drive, the quicker it wears out. These drives are the fastest, as they do not have any mechanical parts. One strategy is to get a small 128 MB SSD that holds Windows and the application programs and then place the remaining data on some other large SATA drive. Windows operating system supports the Windows paging file and temporary file area. These are the areas that are constantly used by Windows to store and retrieve data while the user is working on the computer.

Making the storage and retrieval process faster will make the Windows OS more responsive. Pictures, Music, Word, Excel and other files that are stored on another slower drive do not make the Windows PC less responsive as we expect some delay each time we try to retrieve one of those files. You can check the experience index of your computer to know if the PC is working fine. The Windows Experience Index is not published for drives as it depends partly on the motherboard and CPU to which the drive is connected.

Another area that can help you speed up your computer is with graphics cards. Graphics cards are advertised with high performance chip sets from Nvidia or ATI typically. If you wish to have more tips to speed up your PC and make it more responsive, you can contact the Windows help and support number. The technician will be able to help you make your computer faster and more responsive.

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