What Slows Down A Computer That Never Had Any Speed Problems Previously?

It is interesting and surprising to many when they find out what is usually the problem that slows down computers. This is true particularly when referring to a computer that never had any problems with its speed or performance before. The first thought that comes to mind when a computer start becomes sluggish and unresponsive is something has happened inside to its hardware and this hardware must be replaced. However, this is usually not the case. So, what is it making a computer that was once blazingly fast now intolerably slow? In this article, we will tell you what is usually behind such a slowdown.

Most times a computer that slows down doesn’t really do so because its hardware becomes old and worn out. Though it is tempting to think this is the case, usually it is not. When a computer is running Windows, it may well develop problems inside its operating system software that will cause it to be unable to move information around inside of it as quickly as it once did.

The Registry inside Windows

In most instances, this has nothing to do with the fact the parts inside the computer have worn out or have gotten older. It is simply the fact because of the way Windows is put together; it is vulnerable to having problems. These problems, in particular, occur inside the registry. This is not at all a knock at Microsoft because it is well acknowledged Windows is the best operating system available.

Still, nothing is perfect and because of this, Windows registries do tend to develop problems which make the operating system unable to get the best performance out of your computer. The solution is not really complicated. Running a good Windows registry cleaner will, in the vast majority of times, restructure the Windows registry so it will perform as good as it possibly can.

An Easy Solution

Registry cleaners are not very expensive and they’re very easy to use. They are a great advancement in the way we maintain Windows registries because before they were available, keeping Windows registries operating at their peak was a very difficult chore. The reason for this is before registry cleaners were around, a technician would have to go into the Windows registry and delete files one by one. This operation will be similar to the way you would go into your files and folders in “Documents” and delete, or change the names of files this way.

Since Windows registries that are having problems usually have tens, or even hundreds of bad files, you can see why this was such a difficult task. Fortunately we don’t have to worry about this anymore, now all we have to do is install a program and click our mouse.

There are other things that can possibly cause a computer to slow down. However, since running a registry cleaner is so easy and since registry problems are, in the vast majority of the times, the problem lying beneath the slow computer; it is the logical first step to take when your computer starts to misbehave.

The Quest For Speed

Its very common when you get into computers and especially games, to focus on speed, can I run this and that game and so on. It’s an understandable question but one that is not Easy to answer. Not in one sentence or even one book.

To give you an example I am currently sitting on an Intel I7 920 CPU based computer, I have 6gb of ram and an Nvidia 285gtx graphic card. This is coupled with 3 x 1TB disks in RAID0 purely for performance reasons. This should be sufficient right? I can play graphic heavy games with max settings?

Actually no I can’t, the reason is my monitors native resolution is 2560×1900 pixels. I know it’s a daft example but it’s to illustrate a point. All factors need to be considered when asking these sort of questions.

There are way more factors that matters when putting together a good computer then mzh and amount of ram. Like this setup I have here now, this is my second computer I have running raid disks, the first one did not go so well. I had 2 of the 3 hard disks fail after e few weeks. It took me a while to understand why but in the end it turns out my power supply was low quality and did not deliver enough power evenly to all the parts of my computer.

So the drives actually ran for a long time with the wrong power input, and consequently broke relatively fast. This was so marginal that I could actually hear a difference in sound on my computers fans. At the time I had about 6 USB devices connected and powered through the usb ports. If I unplugged them all I could hear the fans in the computer running faster.

Building a computer from parts is a really fun way of learning more about them in general, but it requires you to be interested enough to research and read about all the factors. Not just how much money you can cram into your new computer.

Make sure your parts match the other parts and that you have a good power supply. A good power supply does not just mean 1200Watts. Mine was 1200 watts but it was low quality and could not deliver even power.