How to speed up your laptop
Are you wondering how to speed up a laptop? It can be really frustrating watching your PC take forever to open a folder or load a page. Check out the methods we've provided here on how to speed up your laptop.
Method 1: Delete unnecessary files
If you deal with a lot of large files such as videos and high resolution pictures regularly, then this could take a toll on your system performance. Simply freeing up space by regularly deleting old or unnecessary files can do a lot to speed up your laptop.
Likewise, if you have a lot of apps installed on your machine that you’re no longer using, maybe it’s time to clear them out. But where to start? CCleaner Free quickly and easily provides a list of the installed apps on your machine and their file sizes, so you can make an informed decision about what to delete. Download CCleaner Free here.
Method 2: Increase your RAM size
This is a great option for heavy or power users. If you're using a system with less than 2GB RAM (which stands for ‘random access memory’, and is a component that allows your computer to store the short-term data), then upgrading to 4GB or more would undoubtedly improve system performance and speed up your laptop. And you don’t need to buy a new laptop to do this; you can simply buy the new RAM and slot it in. This guide explains how.
Method 3: Clear caches and temporary files
Temporary files and browsing data collects every time you use your PC and it can take up a chunk of your computer memory. Simply removing the temporary files that your computer no longer needs can help you free up space on your hard drive to speed up your laptop, and delete your online tracks to improve your privacy. CCleaner can do this quickly, easily and safely, for free. Download CCleaner Free here.
As well as helping with the above tips to speed up your laptop, CCleaner can also disable startup programs, scan and fix problems in your computer's registry, update software and more. Using CCleaner is a great way to speed up your computer and optimize system performance - and it doesn’t have to cost a thing.
We hope that helps! If you have any comments, please tweet us. We're @CCleaner. Or, you can ask any technical questions in our forum.