Is your Windows 10 PC lagging/stuttering Part 2?

In part 1 I addressed some of the most important things you can do by changing your software settings and running utilities to cleanup and defragment your Hard Disk Drive. In this post I will list several common hardware upgrades you could do to reduce your Windows 10 system’s lagging and/or stuttering.

  • Increase the available ram/memory.  While Windows 10 will run in 4 GB’s of ram.  Your system will use “Virtual Memory” aka: Paging File much less often if you are running 8 GB of memory or possibly higher.  This is the single BEST way you can speed up your computer.
  • Upgrade your HDD to either simply a faster HDD (7200 rpm) or preferably a Solid State Device.  A SSD is similar to a Flash drive but much faster, much larger and more reliable under typical HDD conditions.
  • If you are running a Desktop machine you may be running an “integrated” video card on the motherboard or in the cpu.  You can upgrade your video card for anywhere from a modest $40-$60 to $500 and gain massive improvements in your video display speeds.  I don’t recommend spending much more than the $40-$60 range on a video card upgrade without doing a lot of research and/or asking advice from trusted sources.

TlG

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Author: Tom G

A baby-boomer with a long Technology-Geek history and a even longer career in non-Technology-Geek work (I took what I could get, when I could get it). Do you remember IBM punch cards? I do. I am working, semi-retired, moderately Senior Citizen with a need to not get bored. So I am considering the possible insanity of going to graduate school. If it happens, I expect to come out with an MA in Communications Study that will allow me to write better and speak about what I know better.

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