We use our laptops for different purposes from graphic designing, photo editing, playing games and browsing hot topics, and many more. After a certain time, our systems lose their performance capability, usually slowing down or taking more time to perform a certain task. Before we discuss how to boost your laptop’s performance, we need to know the factors affecting the laptop’s performance.
Factors that Affect Laptop’s Performance
Before we optimize a laptop to boost its performance, We must know the factors that contribute to it. Here are a few factors that affect the laptop’s performance as below:-
The integrated circuits that perform the calculations for running a system are Processors. The processor or core is the most important factor that affects the speed of the system. These cores contain the control units, ALU, and register.
It is a supplementary memory that temporally stores instructions and data that were frequently used so that it could process easily and efficiently. It prevents the system from computations of unnecessary actions or instructions. The CPU checks the cache for certain actions or instructions, before adjuring any data from the RAM.
The frequency at which a pulse is generated by the clock generator of a processor is the “clock speed”. It shows us how much our systems fast can run and it is calculated in gigahertz (GHz), or megahertz (MHz) according to your systems specification. That means it measures the number of instructions cycle our system can handle per second.
Intrusive software designs that can damage or destroy our systems are Malware or Malicious Software. These can track our systems, and modulate the system, these can also create issues in the system that could reduce its performance. Some of the common malware are worms, Trojans, viruses, spyware, etc.
The computer memory that can be read and changed in any order is RAM or Random-access memory. It usually stores data and machine codes, so that if any instruction is compiled it can work without any interruption.
The process in which the system is reorganized to store the data in the mass storage device. So that it can find the required data for performing a certain instruction easily and without any issues. Fragmented data is rearranged in our storage system if we run a defragmenter for more efficient execution of any instruction. Most of these defragmenters run on schedule.
Programs at the Start-Ups:
The process of preparing the system like hardware, operating system, or any software is the Startup. It is also called booting or boot-up. There are some programs or software are there that system needs while booting. So if there is more unnecessary software then it can slow down our systems.
Mass Storage Devices-:
Devices that can store a huge amount of data, and information and that can be used as per the user’s choice are Mass Storage devices. These devices could be internal or external, the internal ones are attached to the system. And it stores every useful data and information needed to run the system. But, the external ones are needed to plug in the system using its data and information.
These are the few factors that affect the performance of the system. Now, let us discuss how we can boost laptops or systems.
Tips to Boost Your Laptop’s Performance
Let us discuss the tips or tricks to boost our system-
As we before learned this is the most important factor that affects the performance of the system. This computes every single calculation that our system performs. So this is always advised to use the most powerful and updated one so that it can maximize the speed and swift completion of every task.
It is also advisable that one should always use the microprocessor from trusted companies, and never use cheap quality processors. The cheap ones can get affected by the malware. The clock speed also depends on the processor; it works like the more updated the processor is the more clock speed it has.
As we know it stores the data and machine codes that are needed frequently by the system, so it also affects the speed. It has been a practice for decades that enhancing the size of the RAM, and the system’s work efficiency enhances it.
Not only does it enhance the system’s work efficiency, but sometimes some programs also need more the size of RAM to execute properly. It also affects the processor’s work, when upgrading our system’s processor it is suggested to increase the RAM for a better experience.
As previously discussed the cache stores the most frequently used data and information, so when starting any program to be executed, the system search for the required data and information from the cache before the control goes for the random access memory. If the system’s cache memory is small, it can store only a very less amount of data and information in it.
So if we increase the cache memory it will fasten our system. We need to follow a few steps to increase the cache they are as follows-
Start or press windows button + x -> Settings -> System -> About (which you can find if you scroll down) -> Advanced system setting -> (under the performance heading) Setting -> Advance (heading) -> (Virtual memory) Change -> Uncheck (Automatically manage paging size for all drives) -> Custom size -> Select the drive, containing the paging file ->
customize the initial size and the maximum size as per your needs (Note: sizes are in kilobytes KBs and not in megabytes MBs) -> Set -> Ok.
In this way, we set the cache size.
As discussed earlier defragmentation is an important process to boost the system.
The steps are- Search -> Defragment and Optimise Device -> Click the drive needed to be defragmented -> Optimize (it will automatically defrag the drive) -> Stop -> Close the tab. Or, you can schedule the defragmentation just by going into the Defragment and Optimise Device -> (under Schedule optimization) Change setting -> Check (Run on a Schedule) -> Schedule as per your priority.
This way we can defrag our systems.
These are junk programs that we learned about earlier. So, we need to check those by installing some anti-malware, so that they won’t able to affect our system’s work efficiency.
Programs at Start-Up:
As discussed before there are a few unnecessary programs that we don’t need during the time of start-up or booting. So we can remove those from the start-up. To do that we need to follow a few simple steps- press Ctrl + Alt + Del -> Task Manager -> Start-up -> (Select the unnecessary program) -> Disable.
This will disable the unnecessary programs from the start-up and will boost your system.
Mass Storage Device:
In an internal storage device the speed matter from device to device. Like hard disk drives (HDD) the speed is comparatively slower than the solid-state drives (SSD) which are slower than the embedded multimedia card (eMMC). So if we upgrade the system’s mass storage device it will boost our system with a huge speed difference.
As per the tips and tricks, we can boost your system as per our requirements. So when we boost our system we must keep it in mind if upgrade any one of the previously discussed factors we need to upgrade the others too for better results.