What Does it Mean to Tune Up a PC?
How to Know if Your Computer Needs a Tune Up?
How Can iolo’s System Mechanic Help Tune Up Your PC?
How to do a PC Tune Up?
5 warning signs your PC Needs a tune up
- Slowed down performance
All computers struggle at times with demanding tasks such as video editing or processing a heavy file. Despite this, it should be a warning sign that your computer needs a tune up if the device is struggling with simple tasks such as opening a new document or browsing the internet. This should signify to you that the computer needs tuning.
- Limited storage space
Computer hard drives can easily fill up fast, especially if you are downloading images and videos. This in return will cause files to take a long time to be located on the PC. If this is the case, then a tune up may be necessary.
- Slow start-up speed
Various factors can cause a slow computer startup. Firstly, background programs can cause your computer to slow down when rebooting. In addition, outdated drivers and corrupted file systems could cause your computer to have a slow start-up speed. In some cases, you may simply have too many programs running at once which are attempting to start up at the same time as your computer which therefore slows the startup speed down. By offering your PC a tune up, you could resolve this issue.
- Unreliable internet speed
Whilst there are multiple factors that could cause an unreliable internet connection, the performance of your hard drive can also impact your internet speed. If your internet is struggling and you cannot find an external reason, it may simply be a sign that your computer needs tuning.
- Temporary files overloading the PC
PCs will automatically create temporary files to assist with tasks like loading websites for example. These temporary files can in time reduce the performance of your computer, by overloading the hard drive with too many unnecessary files. Tune-up software, like System Mechanic, will clean up any unnecessary files, to prevent this from happening.