Is your computer taking over a minute or even longer to boot up? Does it take ages to launch or close certain applications? Does it keep crashing when handling multiple tasks? 

Considering buying a brand new computer but on a tight budget? Here are a few tricks for maximizing your computer’s performance with the lowest budget possible.

1.Adjust Startup Programs

Disable unnecessary startup programs. Having too many programs starting up during boot can slow down the speed.

  • a. Press “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” to open the Task Manager.

  • b. Click on the “Startup” tab. Click on any program you want to disable from starting up and select “Disable.”

  • c. The operating steps vary for different systems, provided for reference only.


2.Clean up and Optimize

Regularly delete unnecessary files and temporary files.


  • a. Press the “Windows + R” keys on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.

  • b. Type “temp” and press Enter. This will open the Temp folder. And Type “%temp%” will open another Temp folder.

  • c. Delete unnecessary files.

  • d. Also you can use third-party cleaning software to clean temporary files and free up disk space.

  • e. The steps to clean documents vary for different systems, provided for reference only.

It is recommended to uninstall applications that are no longer in use.


3.Monitor Temperatures

Ensure your computer doesn’t overheat, as overheating can lead to performance issues. Regularly clean dust from fans and ensure proper airflow, or you can use third-party software to monitor temperatures.

Still no improvement?

The above methods can improve computer performance to some extent, but if they don’t meet your work or gaming requirements, it may be necessary to upgrade certain PC hardware to ensure they meet your needs.

4.Upgrade to an SSD

SSD is the most cost-effective PC performance enhancement product you can buy. 

It can transform an old computer, with a history of 4 to 8 years, from sluggish and frustratingly slow, into a vibrant and usable system. In simpler terms, the boot time reduced from 2 minutes to 7 seconds, and opening Steam now takes only 8 seconds instead of 1 minute.

Please pay attention to the interface and compatibility before making a purchase.

NVMe SSDs use the PCIe interface, so ensure that your motherboard has an available M.2 slot with NVMe support. SATA SSDs, on the other hand, use the standard SATA interface, which is more commonly supported by older and newer motherboards alike. If you are unsure, feel free to contact the KingDian SSD technical support team for assistance.

In summary:

  • Significantly improved read and write speeds.

  • Smooth multitasking performance.

  • Fast system boot and quick game and application launches.

  • Lower power consumption.

  • Shock resistance.

Whether you’re gaming, video editing, programming, or simply using it for everyday tasks like online surfing and document editing, an SSD will greatly enhance the computing experience, making it more enjoyable and efficient.


5.Add More RAM

RAM (commonly referred to as memory) is one of the simplest ways to accelerate system speed, and it can be installed in just a few seconds. Insufficient RAM can result in “out of memory” alerts when running programs, preventing you from performing desired actions and leading to slow performance.

In summary:

  • Faster Multitasking.

  • Improved System Responsiveness.

  • Enhanced Gaming Performance.

  • Better Performance for Resource-Intensive Applications.

Follow KingDian SSD for more technical support updates and industry news.