Technology: Laptop tips

The decision on the right laptop is an important step. If you use your computer to work primarily for video games, editing and playback of media, including the Internet, productivity, you need a computer that can meet your needs. After the purchase, however, there are some simple things, which you can do to optimize your computer.


Many laptops run on an Intel Pentium 4 or one of the popular Intel Celeron and Centrino processors. Both are solid single-core processors with a front side bus speed and low power consumption. They are also ideal for overclocking. Best of all, there are many open source tools available for the multiplier and clock speeds up your processor available. You can get even more speed than that, however, may require additional cooling equipment to prevent damage to the processor or mainboard. Overclocking can be risky for some users.

Software optimization

Many computer retailers are offering unnecessary software removal services as studies and advertisements that slow down your laptop. You can disable and remove many of these programs. You can do it such as disable repeatedly at startup. Using the System Configuration application (Click on “Start” then “Run”, then type “msconfig” and press “OK”) to them to disable startup. Any program that is preinstalled on eating your precious system memory and the clean-up will greatly improve your computer’s startup time and the speed of other programs.

Memory optimization

After cleaning out the junk and speed up your core processor, there are other things you can do to make your laptop faster – run the memory optimization. If a computer was reduced to half or less of the available memory of the system, it slows down significantly, that is why is so important to remove unnecessary programs in the background, with memory running. You can use your used and available memory on the task manager, check under the Performance tab. By increasing the paging file by Windows, optimizer to use disk storage to supplement your memory (also referred to as “virtual memory”). This can be accessed by holding down the Windows key and the Pause / Break key then look under the “Advanced” tab.