Are there any simple steps I can take to speed up my PC’s processing power?

1. Close unused programs: Look in your Task Manager to see which programs are taking up the most memory and close them.

2. Check for Viruses & Malware: Install and run an antivirus program to scan for malware and eliminate it if necessary.

3. Delete Unnecessary Files: Go through your hard drive and delete any unnecessary files, such as old documents and photos, that can be taking up valuable space.

4. Defragment Your Hard Drive: Fragmentation is caused when files are split up into multiple pieces and stored in different parts of your hard drive. To fix this issue, use Windows’ built-in disk defragmenter to reorganize your drive and make sure files are stored in their optimal position.

5. Upgrade Your RAM: Upgrading your Random Access Memory (RAM) will help your computer process data more quickly.

6. Change Power Settings: Changing your power settings from ‘balanced’ to ‘high performance’ can give you a boost in processing speed.

7. Check for Software Updates: Make sure you’re running the latest version of all your programs to ensure maximum performance.

8. Clean Out Your PC Exterior: Dust and dirt can clog up internal components, making your PC run slower. Clean out your computer regularly to maintain optimal performance.