How can I identify what is slowing down my PC?

1. Check your system for malware: Malware can cause unusual behavior and slowdowns on your PC, so it’s important to check for any malicious software running in the background.

2. Check the usage of RAM and CPU: If your RAM or CPU usage is too high, it could be causing a slow-down. You can check usage by opening the Windows Task Manager, or from a dedicated monitoring program like MSI Afterburner.

3. Clean up your hard drive: Too much data on your hard drive can slow down your computer, as it needs to search through multiple files when running programs and applications. Regularly clean up your hard drive by deleting unnecessary files and moving large files (such as videos) to an external hard drive or cloud storage.

4. Disable startup programs: Having multiple programs running at start-up can slow down your PC. Go to the Windows Start menu and type “startup programs” to view and disable any unnecessary programs.

5. Update your drivers: Outdated drivers can also cause slowdowns so make sure you have the latest versions installed. You can do this manually, or use a driver update tool like Driver Booster to do it for you.