Our computer whizzes can speed up your Mac or PC back to what it felt like when you first had it AND beyond if you decide you’d like us to upgrade it!
It can be excruciating waiting for your PC Computer, Laptop or Mac to turn on and start up, or for a program to finally decide it’s ready for use after ten minutes of struggling to open.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to a slow running computer. People often think of a RAM upgrade when trying to make their PC Computer, Laptop or Mac work faster, but it’s not always the necessary course of action. The problem could lie in missing registry entries, hardware conflicts or hard drive issues.
Here are some factors that may affect the speed of your computer. It may be worth seeing if making a few simple changes make a difference:
Malware: Computers infected with malware can run a lot slower than usual. Run a full antivirus scan on your computer. At Nexus, we recommend using AVG Virus and Malware Protection, and we’d be happy to install it onto your machine for you.
Startup Programs: Open up your Task Manager and see if there are programs running in the background that you aren’t using.
Go to Programs and Features in the Control Panel and uninstall any software that you don’t use.
Overheating: Excessive heat can affect a computer’s performance – make sure that your machine isn’t overheating. Never obstruct the fans, and be sure to clean them regularly to make sure that there is no dust/dirt build-up.
Hard drive space: Check that your hard drive isn’t full. If it is, try to free up some space by deleting any unnecessary files or programs.
Here at Nexus in Gerrards Cross, rather than telling you that RAM will solve all of your problems, we will actually run thorough checks of your whole machine to fully access what can be done. After that, we’ll perform essential maintenance to ensure that your machine is back to its best!
For your PC Computer, Laptop, or Mac MOT, bring your machine into us today and we’ll get it booked in for you.