How to Keep Your PC Fast and Healthy

Even as a computer user toggles back and forth between programs with ease, idly checking their email or lazily scrolling to the next page of a PDF, their PC is hard at work. Once the computer is booted up, even before the user has done anything, the computer’s memory and processor are ramping up power to make sure that the first thing a user does won’t be an action riddled with latency and wasted time. As more programs, applications and files traverse the computer’s landscape, the computer works harder. It’s essential to keep your PC free from bottlenecks that cause slow computers and potential system crashes. There are a few important things to remember:

Regular Maintenance is a Must

Some key areas need regular maintenance. These include the hard drive, the computer registry and any trapped memory. Over time, programs, applications and data will inevitably accumulate and fragment, according to Lifehacker. This will slow the computer down as it goes searching for files, eventually creating the instability associated with crashes and freezes.

Why Automated Management is Essential

Maintenance must occur on a regular schedule to ensure optimal PC performance. However, users who rely on manual maintenance may not adhere to a set timetable — they might not have time, or could simply forget. Automatically scheduling it enables users to relax and focus on other tasks.

Only Intelligent Automation Works

Even though automation is important, not any “set it and forget it” program will do. The automation must be intelligent — it must occur at times when the computer is not in use, so user activity is not interrupted, and must be able to adapt to user needs over time.

System Mechanic is a PC optimization solution that helps ensure system health and speed over the long term with a series of automated maintenance actions no other optimization solution offers.

System Mechanic:

•             Goes to work whenever a PC is idle

•             Ferrets out clutter and redundant programs

•             Deletes obsolete files and realigns important ones

•             Keeps hardware drivers updated

•             Revitalizes your registry

What’s more, System Mechanic uses proprietary technology to not only defragment data files, but also realign related program files with each other for the very fastest access. It then speeds up writing to disk with a separate technology in order to prevent fragmentation in real time. System Mechanic does this by sending data in contiguous batches rather than in separated fragments that write to disk tediously and are slower to recall later.

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How to Keep Your PC Fast and Healthy