Does your PC seem to run slowly right after you start it? Did you follow all of the optimization tips we’ve covered on the TuneUp Blog so far? If so, your computer may be bogged down by a renegade process that continuously uses nearly all of your processor (or CPU) resources. In this post, I’ll show you just how much of an effect this has on your PC, what may be the cause and what you can do to prevent this from happening.
Posts Tagged ‘Performance’
The TuneUp Blog team previously proved that several common Windows myths, such as disabling the Dr. Watson program and tweaking Windows’ prefetch folder, are, in fact, wrong. In this blog post, we’ll explore yet another fallacy that has been a hot topic of discussion in the Windows community for a long time—a “secret” CPU setting [...]
It’s no secret that the more programs you install on your PC, the slower it will eventually become. However, with all of the advances in computers and operating systems, like Windows 7, the TuneUp Blog team wanted to test this theory out to see if it’s actually still true. This podcast discusses how and why [...]
TuneUp recently announced a contest in which respondents to a TuneUp Utilities 2010 survey would be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards. Well, guess what? The results of that survey—and the winners—are in!
Let’s start this one off with a little, practical exercise. Are you with us? Good! Right-click on your taskbar, and select “Task Manager”. Now, take a good look at the numbers you see under the “Performance” tab. Let them sink in a bit.
PC users often get frustrated with their computers’ poor performance and find slow start-up and response times as well as laggy applications unacceptable. This podcast discusses the best ways to gain peace of mind when it comes to maintaining your PC and using utilities software. It includes results from a recent TuneUp research study, conducted [...]
Astonishing! When we launched this blog, the goal was to help the average PC owner get the most out of their computer. According to a survey that TuneUp recently worked on with Harris Interactive, our hunch that users could benefit from some tips and tricks was right. Let’s dive into some of the interesting trends [...]
Looking back, 2009 has been a great year! Microsoft’s launch of Windows 7 was certainly a highlight on the Windows front. We had the opportunity to provide PC users with helpful tips: like how to get Windows 7 features on earlier Windows versions, perform a clean install of the new operating system, or upgrade from [...]
We’re slowly ushering in a new era, in which the processors on modern graphics cards (graphics processing units or GPUs) are capable of much more throughput than classic central processing units (CPUs). We are already seeing the first signs of this shift in technology with nVidia’s Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) which offloads tasks to [...]
Welcome back! Day 2 of Microsoft’s PDC 2009 has begun! Today the event kicked off with a keynote session by a very special guest, Steven Sinosky, president of the Windows and Windows Live divisions. Steven hit the stage and immediately started sharing details on what the Windows 7 development experience was like and what Microsoft [...]