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Depending on the operating system you use, the level of inbuilt system optimization varies across operating systems and generally the hardware you're running on for your core operating system. As a basic overview, the performance of your computer can be improved by focusing on the following areas:
If we refine this further, the items you have direct control over if you have already purchased your PC are your RAM and Hard Drives. In order to avoid your computer continually swapping information from RAM to Hard Drive you need to have sufficient RAM to load the operating system and several of your software applications. You can easily check this using the Task Manager in Windows to see how much memory you have available.
The next significant component which will slow your computer is your hard disk. Traditionally in order for your secondary storage to be large and cost effective rather than using hundreds of floppy disks to store your data and applications, speed was not a concern. When the first drives where released their rotational speed was quite slow.
What does that mean for a computer user ? Essentially the slower it takes for the hard drive to spin, the longer it takes to read the information into RAM. The result being applications load slowly and runn slowly due to some applications loading components from disk to RAM.
So significant performance gains can be obtained by replacing your slower hard drives with higher RPM (revolutions per minute) hard drives. Your whole computer will feel like it is performing better once you get a better performing hard drive.
If cost is not an issue you can replace your mechanical hard drive with a SSD which is a solid state drive. They are significantly faster than traditional hard drives and will make your computer feel like it is running on turbo. The cost of SSDs is dropping very quickly and their performance is reaching speads close to RAM speeds.
A good combination is to purchase an SSD that can store your operating system and core applications and use a cheaper hard drive to store your data and/or applications. You'll have significant operating system performance gains and can re-use your existing drive by repurposing it as a data and application storage drive.
By having a dual drive setup you'll avoid the hard drive contention that you can have with a single drive setup as the majority of computers come with today. This way the operating system can utilise the primary or system drive more effectively and reduce hard drive thrash as can occur when information is attempted to be retrieved from different parts of the physical hard drive platter.
Finally the operating system itself can use support with third party applications which help help keep your registry clean, hard disk(s) defragged and device drivers up to date. Combined with the right hardware you'll have your computer running effectively and lasting longer before requiring an upgrade