Yes, meet me again where else if not at Decdeg.com, on this occasion I want to continue what I wrote last week about how we can maximize or optimize the performance of our computers / laptops. Have you read my previous article, right? If not, I suggest immediately open it now so that your previous tips don’t go too far.
Without further talk again, just next to the tips below:
1. Select the High Performance Option in the Power Plan (Laptop Only)
If you are a laptop user, there is a special way you can do to improve laptop performance instantly (quite noticeable the difference for some laptops) is to set the Power Plan mode. In general, Windows uses a balanced mode that functions to balance battery effectiveness and laptop performance. Of course, if we want to we can just set the mode used by the laptop to be a high-performance mode so that the laptop’s performance can show maximum performance even though it has the side effect that the battery decreases faster than the bias is at stake. It does not matter if the battery is running faster because it can be used while being charged. To change the Power Plan mode to high performance, just follow the instructions below. At first, you have to look at the taskbar menu, click the battery icon. Then click Power & sleep settings. In Related settings, click Additional power settings to change it, check the High performance option. Your laptop will start to see changes. Not difficult, right? However, I do not recommend this because some sources say that if you charge the laptop too often it will have an impact on your laptop’s battery life so that the battery’s life won’t last long and needs to be replaced.
2. Remove All Pirated Programs, Replace with Open-source Programs
Sad, but needs to be recognized. According to a survey conducted by the Business Software Alliance, Indonesia has become one of the countries in the world with the largest users of pirated programs in the world. The scale reaches 85%. That said, of the 10 computer users in Indonesia, only one of them bought an original license from the developer of the programs used. Therefore, we should not be proud when we can use the paid programs for free. There are many bad effects of using pirated software. In fact, according to Combofix, from the group of the top five sources related to where the computer virus originated, the biggest contributor was a cracked program or what is often referred to as a pirated program. Why is it like that? Because usually developers who publish pirated programs also insert malware into their “concoctions.” As mentioned in the previous point, viruses work by disrupting the system so it’s no surprise that this rogue program can reduce computer speed many times. Therefore, clean all pirated programs installed on your computer. As a replacement? You can download open-source licensed programs for similar functions. For example, if you have been editing images with Photoshop “fake”, replace them with GIMP. This editor tool is free and its features are not much different from Photoshop. Another example, if you are familiar with pirated versions of Internet Download Manager (IDM), delete it now. Instead, try EagleGet with eleven interesting features that you can’t get if you use IDM.
3. Run a Disk Cleanup to Clean Up Trash
A memory of your computer will continue to accumulate with usage over time. Of the various types of files that are piled up, some of them must be some that you don’t use or even need anymore. This is where the role of Disk Cleanup. For the process, Windows will analyze the hard disk to find files that have been considered be “junk” alias is no longer used. After the analysis is complete, you as a user can choose the types of data that you want to delete. If you don’t know how to run Disk Cleanup, don’t worry. Disk Cleanup can run in the following three easy steps: first look for “disk cleanup” in the Start Menu. Choose the top search results. Check the types of files you want to delete and click Clean up system files. By running Disk Cleanup, the hard disk memory will be more relieved. Why do I recommend this? Because again, relief memory allows the computer to work more optimally.
4. Schedule Weekly Disk Defragment to Rearrange Files
Speaking of hard disk optimization, there is one more optimization you can do, which is to defragment or re-arrange the files on the hard disk with Disk Defragment. Why does Disk Defragment have to be done? This is because when a user adds a new program on his computer, the arrangement of files becomes messy and untidy. The messy arrangement of files makes the process of reading a file take longer. This is where Disk Defragment plays a role where the messy files will rearranged with sequential numbers. It is like managing files on a hard disk like managing a library. For one or two weeks, maintenance held to tidy up the scattered books so that guests can more easily choose the desired book. Problem management, Disk Defragment does not need to be done manually because by default Windows has scheduled it once a week. Apart from that, there are cases where this setting are disable by certain programs. If your Disk Defragment weekly scheduling is still active, please relax while drinking coffee. If there other way around, here are four easy steps to reignite the weekly scheduling. First, browse for “disk defragment” in the Start Menu. Select Defragment and Optimize Drives. Under Scheduled Optimization, click Turn On. Check Run on a schedule. On the frequency choice, choose weekly so that, once a week the files loaded on the computer will reorganized automatically.
5. Don’t Allow the Heat Processor
The next step you take is to make sure the processor temperature is always at a reasonable point. This is because the processor cannot work normally in hot conditions. What is the reasonable processor temperature? According to TechAdvisor, temperature is 60 degrees Celsius and below. Thus, this temperature can already be said to be unnatural. If you don’t know how to check the temperature of your computer’s processor, please read my post about how to check CPU temperature. What if after checking your processor turns out to be an unnatural temperature, aka hot? Dont worry. Here are some tested tips that you can try. Do not turn on the computer for 60 minutes, clean the inside of the computer from dust and dirt, do not remove the computer case, replace the old fan with a new fan, only run applications that are supported by the computer. And avoid using a laptop on the bed because the air circulation