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1 My Computer is Slow What can be done to Improve Performance

2 Hard Drive Needs to be DefraggedCPU Outdated Background Programs Eight

3 Computer 101 CPU Plugs in Here

4 Computer 101 CPU Installed

5 Computer 101 Heat Sink For CPU

6 Computer 101 CPU with Heat sink installed

7 Computer 101 Random Access Memory (RAM)

8 Computer 101 CPU & cooling Ram – 1 installed Room for 2 more

9 Computer 101 Hard Drive

10 Computer 101 Hard Drive Heads

11 Computer 101 Hard Drive Heads in Different Position

12 What Effects Performance? Hard Drive How Full Needs Defrag Register CPU RAM How much Horsepower How Much RAM How is it utilized Virus Background Programs

13 CPU Comparison 2.2GHZ $ GHZ $102 3GB of RAM 1GB of RAM

14 Why is RAM important? CPU RAM Hard Drive Fast Data Transfer Slower Data Transfer More Ram and Better Use of Ram Improves Performance

15 What Happens on Startup? CPU Win Sys Virus Ram Necessary Programs Ram Available For Program Use Hard Drive

16 What Happens on Startup? CPU Win Sys Virus Ram Necessary Programs Ram Available For Program Use Hard Drive AOL Qtime Mes Unnecessary Programs Less RAM for Program use Means slower Performance

17 Controlling Startup Programs Left Click Start Then Run Enter Msconfig Then OK Brings up Sys Config Click Startup The checked items On the left are Loaded at Startup

18 Controlling Startup Programs If we uncheck those That are not required More RAM will be Available – better Performance The Click Apply And OK If you are in doubt as to unchecking an item, Enter the name into Google Search, which will Indicate if it can be deleted from the Startup

19 Controlling Startup Programs

20 Highlight the Program to Be eliminated From Startup Then click Disable Selected

21 Checking the Hard Drive Right Click Start, then Left Click Explore Right Click Drive (C) Which brings up This Menu Then Left Click Properties The Drive Space (used and free) Will be displayed

22 What is Defrag ---File in one Piece File can be retrieved With a single Read.

23 What is Defrag Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Many revoluions And various head Positions required To retrieve a single File. Takes Longer

24 What is Defrag ---File in one Piece File can be retrieved With a single Read. Defrag moves the files On the Harddrive so They are contiguous For Faster Data Xfer

25 How to Run Defrag Left Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools Clicking Analyze will check Hard Drive

26 What is the Registry? The Registry is a Folder on the C Drive and Stores: Settings and Options for the Operating System Settings for All Hardware Settings for all software, Users, Preferences Control Panel Settings, associations Several entries for every program on the computer Manages shortcuts The Registry is updated each time programs, hardware or control panel settings are changed, deleted, etc. The Registry can get messed up, which can slow down the System

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35 A Virus Can Slow Computer An Anti-Virus Program is a must. There are many many on the market – Every Publication Comes up with a List of which one is better – they range in cost from Free (AVG) to $60. Stephanie liked CA, which sells for around $40 – others have used AVG with good results. Norton is known for taking a lot of system resources.

36 Background Programs Have you ever experienced a very slow computer and then A Message appears Your xxx Program updates are ready to install Windows (and many other programs) have options to check automatically for updates If my laptop has not been used for a while – it may take some time for all the programs involved to check updates and download same if required. There is a tradeoff here – we tend to forget to check for updates But when they are done automatically they slow performance

37 Hard Drive Needs to be DefraggedCPU Outdated Background Programs Eight

38 Summary Problem Solution Weak CPUNew Computer? Insufficient RAMAdd more – must be compatible Manage Startup Programs Hard DriveKeep 15% Free, Defrag RegistryPurchase a Program to Manage The Registry VirusUse AntiVirus Program and keep it Up to Date

39 Merry Christmas


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