Speed up your PC
Discover all the tips, techniques and hardware upgrades you need to boost your PC’s performance and lengthen its life
Give your computer a new lease of life with these top tricks, tips and tweaks
Does your PC struggle to keep up with the demands you place upon it? Do you think that it might be time to bite the bullet and buy a new one? If your PC is under ten years old, there’s a good chance you can extend its life without having to incur the cost of a total replacement. In this guide, we’ll show you all the tips and tricks you need to speed up your PC – and many of the techniques we reveal won’t cost you a penny.
There’s the inevitable clean-up of course – most speed problems can be traced to increasing the load on your computer over time, so we’ll start by stripping things back. Then we’ll help you examine the time it takes your PC to start up – not only will our tips and tricks eliminate boot-time bottlenecks, but you’ll also free up more system resources and give your PC a new lease of life.
We’ll then look into some clever system tweaks that can free up your machine even further, helping to improve its responsiveness and performance when heavier demands are placed on it. And we’ll finish by revealing which hardware components you might want to swap out for faster, newer ones to give it a real lift. Follow our guide to its end, and you’ll wonder why you ever thought about replacing your PC as it frees itself from its shackles and really starts to fly.