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Slow Computer? Don't Buy A New One Just Yet

Don't buy a new one just yet! SLOW COMPUTER? Every year users spend hundreds of dollars replacing or repairing slow-running computers, but they can save time and money and improve system performance by following the path below. Does your computer load slowly? Is it difficult to run multiple tasks at once? If a computer is having a difficult time operating efficiently when multiple programs are running, it is because the RAM is Have you run Spyware and/or Antivirus Software? Run and update your antivirus and/or spyware software once a month. being forced to store more information than it can hold. IT WORKED! IT'S STILL SLOW! The more tabs and browsers Do you keep more than 3 windows open in your Internet browser? you have open, the more memory you use. If you notice a difference in V- that was the problem - but closing them didn't work performance when you stop using your web browser the way you want to, it's a clear sign you need more Try running the disk defragmenter tool located in your computer's control panel. Did that work? memory. Defragmenting your hard drive regularly is an important part of regular hard drive maintenance. IT WORKED! IT'S STILL SLOW! To determine how much computer Do you know how much computer memory you are using? memory (RAM) you're using, go to your Control Panel, open 'System Tools' then 'System Information." Look for 'Total On average, doubling the amount of memory in your system will give you ample "space" to work and will make a noticeable difference in overall speed. Physical Memory' and 'Available What type of computer "user" are you? Physical Memory." SSDS are a Casual (Internet, e-mail and listening to music ) Frequent User (Internet, email, word processing, games, music and watching videos, multitasking) Professional User/Gamer/Graphic Designer (High performance gaming, multimedia editing, high-definition video, graphics design/3D modeling, intensive multitasking) storage medium, designed to hold data for long Power User/Student (Internet, email, word processing, photo editing, graphics term use, such as high-def game files, etc. programs and gaming, intensive multitasking) NOTE: Best practices advise against defragging a SSD. Have you installed a Solid State Drive (SSD)? IT WORKED! IT'S STILL SLOW! Online tools are Regardless what type of user you are, if your computer is still running slowly after troubleshooting, you should consider a simple memory upgrade to help alleviate the problem. At a fraction of the cost of a new computer, a memory upgrade can breathe new life into your system. available to help you quickly and accurately determine the right upgrade for your needs and budget. STILL SLOW!? Sadly, it might be time to add a new computer to your wish list. crucial www.crucial.com com yicron-

Slow Computer? Don't Buy A New One Just Yet

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Each year users spend hundreds of dollars replacing or repairing slow-running computers, but in reality they can save that money and improve their system’s performance by following quick troubleshoo...

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