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5 Tips for Keeping Your PC at Peak Performance

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It might not always be at the top of your list of things to do, but keeping your PC running smoothly and at peak performance is something we should all get in the habit of doing. After all, your PC works hard to do what you tell it to do. Whether your PC is new or a few years old, give back some of that love with these simple tips, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the improved speed, stability and overall reliability of your PC.

  1. Expand Your PC’s Memory: Reclaim wasted memory on the spot with Memory Mechanic™ and speed up your PC.
  2. Drivers, Start Your Engines: Keeping device drivers up-to-date has been hit-or-miss–until now.
  3. Dump the Dead Weight: Improve computing efficiency while also freeing up storage space with CRUDD Remover™.
  4. Broaden Your Bandwidth: Realign programs for improved PC performance with Program Accelerator.
  5. Everything In Its Right Place: Remedy performance gridlock due to fragmentation with Drive Accelerator.

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Tip 1

Expand Your PC’s Memory: Computer memory can be held captive by memory leaks and overall daily use, which can have an impact on speed. Reclaim this memory with Memory Mechanic.

Here’s how:

  1. Start Memory Mechanic and click Toolbox >>Individual Tools >> Maximize Performance
  2. Find Memory Mechanic in the list of tools and click Start
  3. For an ultra-deep optimization that requires a little more time, select the Perform deep memory defragmentation option located in the lower left corner of the screen
  4. Click Next and watch Memory Mechanic go to work

Bonus Tip: You can click the box at the bottom left of the screen for an even deeper memory reclamation.

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Tip 2

Drivers, Start Your Engines: Updated device drivers keep everything connected to our PC playing nicely together, but keeping them up-to-date has been hit-or-miss until now.

Here’s how:

  1. Start System Mechanic and click Toolbox » Individual Tools » Maximize Performance
  2. Find Designated Drivers and click Start
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions, using the Help button for further info as needed

Bonus Tip: To finish the driver update process, it’s a good idea to restart your PC before getting back to work to ensure all changes have been applied.

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Tip 3

Dump the Dead Weight: Improve computing efficiency while also freeing up storage space with CRUDD Remover™.

Here’s how:

  1. Start System Mechanic and click Toolbox » Individual Tools
  2. Find CRUDD Remover™ within Maximize Performance and click Start, then Next
  3. Review the list of redundant programs installed on your PC, then use the information presented to decide whether to keep or uninstall the program (or choose to decide later)
  4. When you’re finished, close CRUDD Remover and start enjoying a leaner, meaner machine

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Tip 4

Broaden Your Bandwidth: Teach your PC to do more in less time with Program Accelerator™, a patent-pending tool that automatically re-aligns all of the programs on your hard drive for maximum efficiency.

Here’s how:

  1. Start System Mechanic and click Toolbox » Individual Tools » Maximize Performance
  2. Find Program Accelerator and click Start
  3. Select your drives to re-align and click Next
  4. Select your options and click Next to start the re-alignment process

    Note: Re-alignment can take a while on larger hard drives (up to several hours). You can use your PC during re-alignment, or you can start the process before leaving the office or going to bed.

  5. When finished, your program files will be aligned for maximum efficiency and ultra-fast access (try starting a resource-intensive app afterward to experience the noticeable improvement)

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Tip 5

Everything In Its Right Place: Through everyday use your files get broken up and stored in pieces all over the drive. Remedy this performance gridlock in a few steps using System Mechanic’s automatic defragmenter.

Here’s how:

  1. Start System Mechanic and click Toolbox » Individual Tools
  2. Find Drive Accelerator within Maximize Performance and click the Start button next to Defragment Hard Drives
  3. Select the drives you want to optimize and click Next
  4. Select your options and click Next to start the defragmentation process

    Note: Defragmentation can take a while on larger hard drives (up to several hours). You can use your PC during defragmentation, or you can start the process before leaving the office or going to bed.

  5. Congratulations, your system is now defragmented and ready for action

    Note: If you elected to have any locked files defragmented next time Windows starts, these files will be optimized when you restart your PC.

Bonus Tip: You can easily turn on automatic defragmentation. Go to Automated Tasks under ActiveCare, then enable Automatically optimize system drive.

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UpToSpeed™ is iolo's ongoing article series written by PC experts for everyday computer users. Each article is packed with easy tips and practical advice on the latest issues affecting computers to help you get the most out of your PC.






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