That New Computer Smell
If you’re like many people, when they purchase a brand new Personal computer performance you are likely to be exuberant when you take your new computer out from the package, switch it on, and be amazed at the speed at which it operates. When a new computer is installed, it will always run more quickly and boot up faster than the older one. Games and applications appear to function without slowing down, and when you are online, the web pages load quickly on your screen, and you can easily navigate between websites. In time, however your computer may slow down and may not be able to run as fast as the speed it used to when brand new.
The slowdown can happen due to a myriad of reasons and, when it does happen, it can be a hassle and hinder your experience. Most of the time, when this happens it is fixable through cleaning up your hard drive or by running diagnostics. It could be that your computer is infected with been infected with a virus. Once you have removed the virus, the computer’s performance can be restored. What can you do when you’ve tried all that and your computer still runs slow?
When your PC is operating slow, even after you’ve eliminated any viruses and tried to boost the performance of your system It could be because the demands you’re making on your computer have overpowered the computer’s capacity.
As we utilize our computers we are prone to install new software and then try to run more apps at once. The software we install may require more computer resources, like more memory as well as a more powerful central processing unit, to run software programs or games correctly.
If you’re like me, you prefer to have several software applications or internet browsers open at the same time , and which use a greater amount of computer resources, too. More resources that you utilize the slower your computer will be able to run.
This is a common issue in the field of computing, as technology increases approximately each 18-month period. With a growing demand for advanced software applications Software developers are creating more resource-intensive software programs. To meet the growing requirements of software, computer makers continue to develop faster, more expensive machines. In my opinion, this is a vicious circle that, in order to keep an efficient and pleasant computing experience, the user is required to purchase an additional computer every couple of years.
Luckily for me, I’ve never had to think about this problem. I am a certified professional in computer technology and I have been building and repairing computers for more than 15 years. If I need to upgrade my computer, I don’t go to buy a new computer that is expensive. I’ve learned how to avoid the purchasing cycle through upgrading my personal computer. If I upgrade my computer instead of buying a new one I can make myself a more powerful computer for less than the cost.
It is possible to break the cycle of purchasing a computer and you don’t need become a expert like me to accomplish it. All you need is some basic information about computers, have a good grasp of the screwdriver and follow a few basic instructions However, before you even begin to consider upgrading your computer, it may be beneficial to have an overview of how the computer functions.
Computers are an amalgamation of hardware and software that are working together. If you’re not familiar with the workings of computers, they may appear to be very complicated. The complexity can be reduced by understanding the workings of computers at the most basic level.
At the most fundamental level, computers receive input and then produces output. Computers receive input via input devices, such as the mouse and keyboard (hardware). Each time we click on the link or move the mouse across the screen, we provide the computer with instructions or input to perform a task.
The computer takes in the input in the form of an electronic signal that is generated by the click of the mouse or keystroke at the keyboard. This signal travels through the computer, and then transformed into digital information where it is then interpret to be an instruction from the operating system game or software. (software)
The computer process digital instructions and generates output that can be either as an image or text on the computer’s screen, or as a printout for an printer.
What makes computers fast is its capacity to take input and output rapidly. There are a variety of components needed by computers to function. However, there are three fundamental components that directly influence the speed at which computers can run.
The three main components of a computer that handle the input process and help make computers fast are:
- Motherboards or Main System board
- CPU or Central Processing Unit
- RAM or Random Access Memory
Without going into too much detail Without getting too technical, without getting too technical, the Motherboard is the component of the computer that connects all hardware components on the computer. It is possible to think of your Motherboard as a data highway that connects all elements of the computer. It lets them transfer information between them also communicate.
Each component of the computer is connected to the Motherboard or by connecting directly with the Motherboard or by connecting through an data cable. The components or devices which connect with the Motherboard include the CPU RAM Memory and Hard Drive DVD/CD drive, Video Card and sound Card as well as the Network Card, Modem, Key Board Mouse, and Monitor.
There are also other peripheral devices that connect to the Motherboard and also via various ports for data which connect to the Motherboard like a printer or digital camera, microphone, and even an HDTV. These devices join the Motherboard via a variety of ports, such as USB or Parallel port, Fire-Wire, SATA (Serial-ATA), or HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) port.