Speed Up Your Computer
Almost any age of computer can benefit from a speed boost, and there are plenty of ways to do it. A fresh operating system install, more memory or even installing a faster hard drive can all have a noticeable impact.
There are many companies offering system tune-up services in an effort to speed up your computer. These services usually involve running 3rd party software to delete temporary files, remove unused applications and run functions such as defragmenting your hard drive. In our experience these are, at best, temporary fixes and usually have no lasting benefits.
For long term and more permanent improvements, our recommendations are normally based on three main areas, all depending on the age and specification of your computer.
Install a fast Solid State Drive (SSD)
For many years SSDs have been too expensive for most people to justify in anything but the highest specification systems, however that's changed in recent months. With smaller SSDs now only costing around £80+VAT, it's a very worthy upgrade for almost any system.
Upgrade memory (RAM)
This has been the standard upgrade path for many computers (particularly those running Windows) for many years and it remains a worthwhile upgrade to this day. Whilst not having quite as impressive a result as the installation of an SSD, memory upgrades can still bring noticeable performance benefits for very little expenditure.
Clean install of the Operating System
If you've been using your computer for a number of years, it's likely that your Windows or macOS / OS X install has become bogged down with applications and temporary files that will have a marked impact on the performance of your system. A clean install of your operating system, especially combined with any of the above upgrades, will make it feel like a new computer again.