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how to improve my pc speed

Posted 14 December 2013 - 08:27 AM

hi,i am using dell inspiron 620s since 2012.at beginning it was lightning fast but as the days go on it lowered its performance and now games like assassins creed runs slow in windows 8.not only the games but also file copying speed reduced considerably.now i need to improve my performance.
but how?
should i openup my cpu and do cleaning and rubbing works.
additionally i have already tried all the software works to speed up.but no victory
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Re: how to improve my pc speed

Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:21 AM

What's the specs on your box? Processor, RAM, videocard, etc. I know dells you can tweak so it's best to let folks know.


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should i openup my cpu and do cleaning and rubbing works.

Ah, what? I would advocate *NOT* touching your CPU or rubbing it.


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additionally i have already tried all the software works to speed up.but no victory

Do you reboot often?
See what's running in start up and what you can shut down from there.
See what's floating around in the task manager and what you can go with out.
Did you remove most of dell's bloat ware?
Is your hard drive coming up with errors?
http://pcsupport.abo...t-windows-8.htm
Do you have a lot of dust inside? I would advocate blowing it off your cpu's heatsink and fan as well as anything in the video card.
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Re: how to improve my pc speed

Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:40 AM

I agree touching the cpu is the last thing you want to do.

A cpu is not like an engine. It doesn't just get slower & require tune-up maintenance.

Computer speed is based on processing. All programs must execute in memory, so memory & cpu cache are your largest components to smooth functionality in the OS. As your computer ages, you likely add a ton of applications to your machine, thus adding to the amount of items in the Windows registry that are marked to run at start up. The more programs that run at startup, the more system resources are required (memory) & the slower your machine gets.

By far the easiest thing to do is reinstall the OS. Apart from that you need to run a mainance program, like msconfig &/or ccleaner. These allow you to view the program & services that run at startup. You can remove these items to speed up your machine. Follow up with anti-malware programs, check-disk, & defrag.

You do not ever, ever, ever, want to go messing with the hardware. You can not speed it up this way, unless you are upgrading the hardware.
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Re: how to improve my pc speed

Posted 14 December 2013 - 08:11 PM

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By far the easiest thing to do is reinstall the OS.

but i have done it twice also i already used ccleaner and all others.still no use.
however my spec is:
intel i3(3.36ghz),4 gb ram,1301 mb gpu(dont kbow the brand),500gb hdd,win 8.1 32bit(hence the ram is only 2.92gb usable)

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 08:20 PM

You can probably bump that up to 8gb of ram.. so hardware wise it should be okay..

Wait - you did a fresh install and it is still 'slow'?
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Re: how to improve my pc speed

Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:07 PM

no only upgraded the os.
can i try clean install !?

i heard that fresh install only eliminates viruses.but my pc is virusfree.

and it reduces crashes.
but mibe never crash

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Re: how to improve my pc speed

Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:46 AM

View Postyashwanth.c.b, on 14 December 2013 - 10:11 PM, said:

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By far the easiest thing to do is reinstall the OS.

but i have done it twice ...still no use.


View Postmodi123_1, on 14 December 2013 - 10:20 PM, said:

Wait - you did a fresh install and it is still 'slow'?


View Postyashwanth.c.b, on 14 December 2013 - 11:07 PM, said:

no only upgraded the os.
can i try clean install !?


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View Postyashwanth.c.b, on 14 December 2013 - 11:07 PM, said:

i heard that fresh install only eliminates viruses.but my pc is virusfree.


That is absurd. Re-installing the OS (including a hard drive format) takes everything back to the original state. You need to get over the understanding of pc slow-down being hardware.
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Re: how to improve my pc speed

Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:51 AM

Just out of curiosity, why are you using a 32 bit version of Windows 8? All i3 processors should support 64 bit systems.
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Re: how to improve my pc speed

Posted 17 December 2013 - 05:31 AM

thank you all.they were very helpful
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Re: how to improve my pc speed

Posted 30 April 2014 - 03:50 PM

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windows 8.not only the games but also file copying speed reduced considerably.now i need to improve my performance.


So your fps decrease as well as your disk speed. Ever think that it might be the disk? Or that you don't have sufficient ram so that your swapping out to disk?
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