We all hate to see our laptops slowing down because it delays every little thing and quite frankly, it’s annoying. Slowing down can cause work frustration, stress, and irritability that is unnecessary if the causes are understood and addressed.
- Add-Ons Adding Too Much Lag: Add-ons can be extremely helpful and also have the potential to save time. Sadly, with that comes slowing issues and it is not ideal to have them installed. Make sure when you need optimal performance you disable any obsolete add-ons. Add-ons and extensions usually download many ads onto the computer unknowingly. Get rid of these files and extensions. Even pop-ups can be adware. So, beware.
- Laptop Reached 90% Capacity: When the laptop is almost at its capacity then it is time to move unnecessary files and programs to a cloud. When overloaded with memory the system will run very slow, like a mule packed too heavy.
- Too Much Dust In Room: Is your laptop around a window, in a dusty area or you live in a dusty place? If so, the dust is causing your drives and components to slow in reaction time. Also, dust keeps the fan from moving properly while cooling the unit. Move the laptop to a dust-free place and away from windows. Be aware of static problems as well.
- Browser Overloaded: Too many tabs open in browsers is bound to cause a delay. Keeping them down to a minimum of 5 should help unclog the system. Too many different browsers open can also cause slowing. Try saving the websites in bookmarks and deleting them when no longer needed.
- Music Apps Bogging Down RAM: Music files are large and take up oodles of space. When running music programs in the background while working on something else will cause your system to slow. The RAM just cannot keep up. Instead, opt for using an external device while you work.
- Antivirus Hogs: Antiviruses cause a lotof issues because they can also be full of adware. To avoid this issue make sure you’re downloading and using antivirus programs that people have reviewed. It is best to get the right one for your system because it is a vital component of computer maintenance. If you’re caught without one your problems will become bigger.
- Hard Drive Failure: Knowing the sign your computer is on the fritz is quite important. Even if you haven’t had any disc errors, slowing is a good sign to backup. After backup run the following checks: Perform an HDcheck Try a program like HDTune And stop moving the computer around as it builds up static electricity and jostles the HD around too much.
- Too Many Windows: Too many windows open and programs going will cause the RAM to slow and that’s it. Try to limit multi-tasking to only a few windows. Go into the settings and remove all the startup programs, stop all programs that are running in the background and clear out any temporary files. If it is vital to have more than 2 or 3 programs open then you may want to consider upgrading the RAM.