3 Affordable Upgrades to Get Your Laptop Working Faster

There are few things more annoying than a computer that takes forever to startup. When you’re ready to work, you want to be able to hit the ground running without waiting around while your laptop readies itself. No matter how old your laptop may be, there are a few inexpensive upgrades you can make that will help it run more quickly and smoothly, preventing countless headaches. Learn more in today’s blog, below.

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Get your laptop working faster with these quick tips.

Add more RAM

Adding additional RAM will be one of the quickest and simplest ways to make sure your laptop works efficiently. By adding more memory, your laptop will be able to process information more quickly, reducing load and lag times. For both casual and heavy users, additional RAM will improve your PC’s performance exponentially. The amount of RAM you’ll need will depend on your computer use: 8GB is sufficient for most normal users, while we recommend 16GB if you use your computer for heavy gaming or video and photo editing.

Upgrade your hard drive

If you frequently find yourself running out of disk space then upgrading your hard drive will be one of the best purchases you can make. A full hard drive can seriously slow down the performance of your computer, so you should aim to always have at least 10 percent unused space on your hard drive to ensure your PC works to its fullest potential. To really boost performance, upgrading to a solid state drive (SSD) will make your laptop work exponentially faster than a traditional platter drive.

Keep your software up-to-date

While this tip doesn’t require any investment, ensuring that you are always running the latest version of your software will help your computer run quickly. Most programs are designed to update automatically, but for those that aren’t be sure to manually update whenever you receive a notification that a newer version is available.

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Jessica Ward

Jessica Ward

Jessica is the glue of Howard Tech Advisors. She keeps us all sane, while we all drive her insane. What helps balance the insanity? Her family, crafts, cooking, hiking, camping, Sarg (her Pomeranian and Westie mix) and a “vodka, cranberry, lime.” One of her favorite things about working at HTA, is the fact that she is constantly learning new skills. We are so lucky to have her on our Team!


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