How To Make My Laptop Faster

Chris Campbell31 Jan 2022

Slow laptops can cause serious frustration, whether it develops over time or happens all of a sudden. It's surprising how quickly things slow down even if you take good care of your laptop. Fortunately, you don't have to throw away your laptop just yet. You can boost its performance in several ways. A little decluttering and a few technical procedures can restore even the slowest laptop to its former glory.

What Makes a Laptop Fast?

A sluggish laptop can disrupt your workflow by causing apps to perform slowly or hang. Understanding what makes a laptop fast will help you determine if it's time to upgrade from your old one to a new laptop.

  • RAM. The length of time required for the memory module to provide the data requested by the user is used to assess random-access memory. The shorter the speed in nanoseconds, the quicker the RAM, the quicker the laptop. A speedy laptop should have between 3 and 4 GB of RAM.

  • CPU. The processor often referred to as the CPU, has an impact on laptop performance. Depending on the number of programs open, the laptop processor's performance and power usage will alter. If the laptop is idle or the user is using a low-power application, the CPU speed will vary. A two-core CPU can boost the performance of a fast laptop, but it will reduce the battery capacity of the laptop.

  • Hard Drive. The speed of the hard drive, which impacts how quickly programs load, also contributes to a speedy laptop. Hard drives are classified into four types: 4300 rpm, 5400 rpm, 7200 rpm, and SSD. When the hard drive's rpm is high, the programs load and run faster. SSDs are 3 - 4 times more costly than traditional hard drives, but they are also 3 - 4 times quicker.

How To Speed Up Laptop

There is nothing more aggravating than a sluggish laptop, yet purchasing a new laptop would be out of the question. But don't give up just yet. There are a few things you can do to ensure your laptop is operating as efficiently as possible.

Here are a few tips to help your laptop run faster:

  • Examine your hard disk space. It's a solid general rule to maintain your hard drive at least 15% free. If your disk drive is nearly full, you may speed it up by removing certain programs and data.

  • Remove any unnecessary large files. Any temporary files generated during the initial installation, as well as caches and cookies from the internet, could eat up a lot of space on your hard drive.

  • Disable automatic program start-up for unneeded programs. Other apps might begin to launch when you boot up your laptop. Prevent this by ensuring that programs do not start when you switch on your laptop.

  • Close any unnecessary tabs. If you've been working on a major project and have a thousand tabs open, it may be beneficial to close all these and restart your browser. Most browsers allow you to recover prior tabs after restarting.

  • Restart. While your laptop is kept on, idle programs and apps might take over RAM. Rebooting your laptop helps refresh memory and enable appropriate installation updates. To keep things functioning smoothly, shut it down or restart your laptop at least once weekly.

How To Speed Up Laptop Windows 10

Some ponder how the guidance computer in Apollo 11, which had much less memory than that of the cheapest Windows 10 computer, was able to reach the moon. The solution is that it did not waste processing resources on a flashy UI or multitasking.  You can get better speed out of your Windows 10 laptop by making it more minimalist, just like the first Apollo 11 computer.

Here are two quick ways you can speed up your Windows 10 laptop:

  • Disable the special effects in Windows. Windows 10 includes a plethora of special effects, some of which are extremely noticeable, while others are more subtle. They make using your laptop more interesting and engaging, but they may also slow it down, particularly if it's old or has a sluggish CPU.

  • Remove bloatware and other potentially harmful apps. There's a strong possibility your laptop came with a slew of unwanted apps that operate in the background and bog down performance. They are sometimes referred to as "bloatware," because they seldom serve a meaningful purpose.

How To Speed Up Laptop Windows 11

There might be several causes for a Windows 11 laptop to slow down despite the significant Windows 11 upgrade. Here  are certain things you can do to boost Windows efficiency on your laptop:

  • Restart and update the system. This is the simplest thing to do and is a no-brainer.

  • Alter the power mode. If you want the greatest performance on Windows 11 but don't mind sacrificing battery life, you can adjust the power plans. It will enhance Windows 11 with the appropriate settings so that your laptop performs optimally.

  • Defragment the hard disk. Data on the hard drive might become dispersed over time, causing performance to suffer. To resolve the problem, use the defragment utility to defragment the hard disk.

How To Make HP Laptop Faster

It is unavoidable that all laptops will slow down at some time. While you may replace your laptop to make it quicker, there are certain enhancements you can apply to your HP laptop that is more cost-effective and simple to implement.

They are as follows:

  • Uninstall any unneeded applications.
  • Limit the number of apps that run during launch.
  • Increase the amount of RAM.
  • Consider getting a starting SSD.
  • Defragment and clean up your hard drive.

How To Make Dell Laptop Faster

A Dell laptop that is continuously freezing, lagging, or experiencing difficulties reduces productivity, thus it is critical to take the appropriate actions to resolve issues in order to enhance the system's performance.

What you must do is as follows:

  • Run a disk cleanup.
  • Defragment your hard disk.
  • Initiate PSA Diagnostics.
  • Conduct system maintenance.
  • Reboot the system.

Your laptop may be sluggish, but it does not warrant replacing it.  Your laptop will accumulate a myriad of unnecessary files and apps, including physical dust, due to heavy use. Parts will wear out, and software upgrades will become very difficult. But don't get rid of your old laptop just yet. To make your laptop quicker, give these fixes a try first.

Chris Campbell

Chris Campbell

Thanks for reading! I'm Chris, an avid tech fanatic that enjoys keeping up with the latest laptop models. Hopefully my tips & tricks can help you out!

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