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.