What steps should I take to boost PC performance?

1. Clean your computer: dust, dirt and other debris can slow down your system. Clean the inside of your computer regularly with a compressed air can to keep it running at optimum performance.

2. Check for malware and viruses: use an antivirus program to scan your device and remove any malicious programs that may be causing your computer to run slowly.

3. Uninstall unused programs: delete any programs you don’t use to reduce clutter and free up resources.

4. Adjust power settings: most computers come with a power plan set to “balanced” or “power saver” mode. Change this setting to “high performance” to maximize your PC’s performance.

5. Add more RAM: If your PC is still sluggish after taking steps to optimize your system, adding more RAM can help speed it up.

6. Defragment your hard drive: Fragmentation occurs when the files on your hard drive become disorganized, which slows down the boot time and overall performance. Use a disk defragmenter to ensure your hard drive remains organized.

7. Delete temporary files: Temporary files such as browser cache, cookies and history can take up a lot of space on your hard drive. Use a disk cleaner to remove these files from your computer.