How to Make My Computer Faster?

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Definitely one of the most popular question new and inexperienced users ask their savvy peers or relatives. The notion of the complexity of computers is quite clearly understood, even by the youngest and oldest member of our community, but still, the everyday user expects a magical, one-click solution to this problem. There isn’t one, which shouldn’t be taken as a discouragement.

Speeding up your computer can be translated into – which parts need attention? The speed depends on so many components, that the final result is an optimal sum of their individual performance and cooperation within the system.

Before we get into the basic steps, we first, need to make sure our computer is not slowing down in the first place. Assure yourself that’s not happening by doing two things:

  • Regular hardware maintenance: daily dusting off the keyboard, fans and any vent opening using a portable blower, hand pump, specialized USB tool, whatever that blows slightly pressurized cool dry air.
  • Regular software maintenance:(depending on the amount of work done)
    cleaning of unnecessary files and uninstalling of applications you don’t need, shutting down unnecessary applications, regular updates, and upgrades.

This is seemingly unimportant routine, but you’d be amazed to know how much dust hurts electronics by not allowing proper cooling, with the end result of decreasing the component’s efficiency and rapidly shortening its lifetime. Heat is a major slayer of electronics. So, before asking yourself this question again, at least check if you’ve done you homework in the first place.

But, nothing lasts forever. Even with the most delicate care received, every component will eventually reach its top usage and become slower or unresponsive. That’s when the inevitable costs come.

Hardware Upgrades

Hardware upgrades are the necessary evil when it comes to computer speed. One thing is quite important for the common user to understand: more powerful component, or a mix of powerful components for that matter, doesn’t necessarily mean a faster computer. There’s a key element that most users are missing in the formula, and that’s compatibility.

Compatibility should be taken into account before buying the computer in the first place, but it’s also of crucial importance for upgrading an existing one. And I’m not talking only about compatibility between the components in your system, but also about compatibility between you and your system. The system was built to be compatible to your needs, so it should be upgraded in the same manner.

A professional can tell you which component is most likely to cause the slowing down (hopefully it’s only one). We all know some technicians and clerks will say anything just to land a sale, so go for a second, and even a third opinion. Do the same for the possible replacement component to determine its compatibility with the system. This way you can rest assured your components are working smoothly together.

Of course, don’t go always for the most powerful component, even if budget is not an issue. Upgrading your RAM memory from 2 to 16 GB’s will not make any difference if you only need 1.5 GB’s to do your thing.

So that’s pretty much all there is to it. If we could sum it up, it would be that everyday attention combined with a bit of tidy usage makes all the difference and will keep your computer running smooth all the time.

What You Should Know on How to Start a Blog

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After you have chosen a provider, completed the basic setup steps, and have initialized the programs with your blogging service, you are officially ready to start your blog. This doesn’t mean that you are ready to have success right now, you still have a lot of work to do.

I would suggest choosing a topic for your blog next. The important aspect of picking a topic is your interest level. What are you passionate about, interested in or what do you enjoy reading? You should choose a topic from one of these areas. This will help you to maintain your motivation while you’re waiting for your traffic.

Next on the list is picking your domain. One option is to choose your name. Or you could choose a name that is more related to the subject of the site. For your first site, I would suggest something related to your site because this will spark more interest. Using a name that’s easy to remember will help you to bring repeat visitors back again and again.

Also, by choosing a name related to your site, it is easier to do well in Google and other search engines. By choosing this option you have already saved yourself some marketing time. Using words related to your site in your domain will help you to rank more easily.

Now you are ready to purchase a hosting account. A web host is the computer on the Internet that stores your site. You buy web hosting so that your site/blog has a place to ‘live’ on the Internet. Most hosting accounts are fairly inexpensive and have support numbers for assistance.

Once you buy the hosting account, they will guide you through setting it up. You will basically setup a user name and a password that you will use to access your site later. It will take a few hours to become active.

You need to make sure that the URL is in the Update Service box. This will inform the search engines each time you update your site. This is a very important marketing tool, so make sure to copy the URL above and paste it in, if it is not.

Now you can begin to blog! If you want to do well, you will create new entries at least 5 times per week, I would go for 7. A blog gives you the unique ability to get repeat visitors, and they often spread the word.

More important than how often you post is the type of material you’re posting. If you focus on writing material that actually helps people, people will come back again and again. Make your site a place where people can go to find help. This will help you to develop trust with your readers.

Help your readers grow with what you have to say. Try to be thorough and aware of what people are searching for and give your all to make your site the best resource it can be. Your blog then will grow larger than you had hoped for, for it will be feeding many.