Steroids for CPU
While some computers don’t have the option to upgrade their processor unit and graphics card, you can always work around tweaking its processor.
If you are adventurous enough, you can try overclocking your processor. It’s one of the best way to squeeze out more performance without breaking the bank.
Monthly Clean Up
Before you jump to conclusion, you may want to troubleshoot your computer and make sure the slowness is not caused by malware – viruses, worms, trojan horses spyware or adware.
Do a full computer scan with your antivirus software like AVG, Symantec or McAfee. Also, you can clean up temporary files, update windows, and defrag your hard disk.
If all else fails, don’t despair, you can try to reinstall your operating system from scratch.
Speed up Your Applications
Even when it sounds weird to be true, the truth is that some good programs are not optimized to run at their peak performance.
For example, if your web browser loads slowly, it could be due to its history size, installed extensions, or plugins.
The Older Versions
If your hardware doesn’t support the latest version of a particular application, like Photoshop CS5, use an older version instead. While running older software isn’t always the best idea, if it can still get the job done, you will get lesser frustration and time wastage.
Deal with Your External Components
Besides their superior performance, brand new computers offer the fresh feeling of owning it, like a brand new car. New mouse, keyboard and speakers. These are the items which you can replace easily, without breaking much of a sweat. Sometimes all you need to do is to just buy new external parts.