Any tips to boost a laptop's performance?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Fartytester21, Feb 15, 2019.

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  1. Fartytester21

    Fartytester21 Member

    Hi guys,

    I feel like this laptop is not performing well now, do you have any tips to boost its performance?
     
  2. saifsayed

    saifsayed Member

    A top of the line gaming laptop is never going to reach the performance of a similarly-priced gaming desktop. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t play the latest games. Rather, it just puts a bit of extra pressure on you to ensure that your laptop is optimized for games
     
  3. TheNerdyAnarchist

    TheNerdyAnarchist New Member

    There are several factors that would be necessary to make any truly helpful suggestions:

    • Is this a new or old machine? What make/model? What are the specs in terms of CPU, GPU, and memory?
    • What do you do with it? Is this just a basic "browse the net" machine for you? Do you use it for gaming? What games? Are there any particular applications you must run on it?
    • What performance problems are you experiencing?
    Once we have a better handle on what your expectations are versus your experienced reality, it'll be easier to offer specific advice.
     
  4. Thorn18

    Thorn18 New Member

    Know the capacity and limit of the device.

    If you are asking how to boost your laptop without upgrading/buying some video cards and graphic card then I would advice you to remove unnecessary programs. Uninstalling the programs that you don't use on a day-to-day basis and not that important. Giving some space to your CPU.

    Some program runs without you noticing it. Releasing some memory and work from the central processing unit of the laptop. Having a less work at the CPU may boost some for your daily process of application.

    Also do some scanning of viruses from time to time. Cleaning your laptop is one way to let the device run smooth.
     
  5. Banjo

    Banjo Member

    Hi there, Here are some ways to optimize your PC.
    * Try the Performance Troubleshooter, this can automatically find and fix problems. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel. In the search box, type Troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Under the System and Security, click Check for performance issue.
    * Delete Programs you never use, It's a good idea to uninstall the programs you don't want to use, this should include both manufacturer installed softwares and softwares you installed your self but will not use anymore.
    * Limit startup programs to run, Almost majority of the programs are designed to start automatically when Windows start.
    *Cleanup your hard disk, Unnecessary files in your computer takes up disk space and can slowdown your computer. Disk Cleanup removes temporary files, Empties Recycle bin and remove the variety of system files and other items you no longer need.
    * Defragment your hard disk, Disk Defragmenter rearranges fragmented data so your hard disk can work more efficiently.
     
  6. saifsayed

    saifsayed Member

    One thing that is not recommended is to use a third-party registry cleaner or defragmenter software. Many of those "Speed Up Your PC!" ads for registry cleaners lead to malware, and Microsoft categorically does not support the -- As for fragmentation, Windows 10's built-in disk fragmentation utility is all you need
     
  7. TheNerdyAnarchist

    TheNerdyAnarchist New Member

    I find it at least a little ridiculous that such suggestions are being tossed around without having any idea about what is actually the issue with OP's computer.
     
  8. Fartytester21

    Fartytester21 Member

    Okay guys, appreciate your response here and sorry if I didn't include the information on my post creation.

    Here's the specs of my current laptop and some info that might shed a light :)

    Model: Asus X507MA , 4gb RAM, 500gb HDD, Windows 10, Intel Pentium N5000 processor, forgot the built in GPU.

    So far its not that weak but say maybe there's a way to get it more optimized without purchasing any hardware upgrade.
     
  9. Poostloop

    Poostloop New Member

    In order to boost laptop at least consider upgrading the RAM. Maximize the capacity of the system memory that the computer can support. The next important component to be upgraded is the hard drive. If you are using the conventional hard drive, change it to a solid state drive because it can help alleviate performance problem of your system. Those are for the hardware ; now for the software, you may consider computer utility program that can clean unwanted files and scan your registry for invalid entries. Do not install antivirus or any programs that are known to consume a lot of system resources. Try to see if there are windows services that can disabled and system start up programs that can be stopped or even be deleted.
     

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