If you would prefer to read, rather than watch…
“Why is my computer slow? IT Support Episode 133”
So, it’s probably got to be one of the most common questions us lot in IT get asked by you. Now, unless it is a particularly old machine and it’s time to get rid of it and replace it with a nice swanky new one, there are some very basic things you can do to see how your current PC specification is matched up with your requirements. So, if you don’t know, there’s a little utility in Windows called Task Manager. So, if you hold down the control, alt and delete key (not the backspace key). It will bring up a menu. One of those items will say Task Manager. If you click on that and then click on the Performance tab, you will see some nice swanky graphics telling you how your computer is performing. This will include the utilization of the CPU (that’s the brain to the computer, if you like), how much memory your computer is using to do those tasks. You could almost call it the partner in crime of the CPU. It’ll also tell you the utilization of your network card and also whatever storage you’ve got. This is quite often what gets misdescribed as memory. Storage and memory are two different things. But, I’ve got another episode that covers that. So just before I started recording this video I checked my own computer upstairs in my office. My computer is currently using just under 11 gigabytes of RAM to do my daily tasks. Thankfully, I’ve got 16 Gig of RAM in my computer so that’s good. If, however, I’d only had 8 gigabyte of RAM, which is quite common and standard in most computers, I would find my computer would be slowing down because it hasn’t got enough memory. You could almost turn around and say, not enough air getting into the engine of your car so it’s not burning as efficiently as it should do. And the good news is, when it comes to memory, it’s one of the cheapest things to upgrade on a computer if not the cheapest, to be honest. So if you’ve got any comments or questions, post them below and I’ll be happy to come back to you.
Until next time (click, click)