Today’s PCs come pre-installed with either the 32-bit (also known as x86) or the 64-bit (also known as x64) edition of Windows. With the full retail package of Windows 7 (which includes one 32-bit and one 64-bit disc) now available, both novice and professional computer users are having a difficult time deciding which version they [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Speed’
Even the best-equipped PC can’t deliver performance if it’s “heart”—the processor (or CPU)—isn’t strong enough. Despite all the amount of RAM and the power of graphic cards, the processor is what really determines the overall speed of a PC. In this blog post, we’ll take a quick peek behind the scenes [...]
Does it take an eternity for your PC to boot up? Have you trolled the web for some tips on improving it? There’s some good advice out there; unfortunately, there’s also some really bad advice as I discussed last week. In this blog post, I’m going to finish off my extensive boot optimization analysis and [...]
Boot optimization isn’t rocket science, however, there is a lot of false information out there. One reason for this is that many boot optimization tips come from the era of Windows 3.x or Windows 98, and no one really checks their validity anymore. In this blog post, we’re going to look at common Windows boot optimization myths and show you that most don’t effectively decrease boot time and that some are even dangerous.
Since it was first invented by Tim Berners-Lee, the World Wide Web (not to be confused with the Internet) has come a long way. Today websites provide users with a more immersive experience, increased interactivity, complex designs as well as real-time collaboration and community tools, mostly free of cost. Obviously, the technologies used to achieve [...]
TuneUp charts new optimization territory each year with its releases of TuneUp Utilities. This year’s version lays a cornerstone in our development cycle, and introduces an entirely new approach to speeding up your PC and making it more reliable. It’s called: TuneUp Program Deactivator. In this week’s blog post, I’m going to share how I [...]
Remember the disaster that occurred after we installed 200 programs on a notebook? Our PC became so slow and was essentially unusable. The TuneUp Blog team then uninstalled all of the programs and compared the machine’s current performance to its original state. The results? Performance significantly improved, however, it was still not at the optimum [...]
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 [...]
This just in! The TuneUp Blog team has a very special update regarding our “200 programs” blog post series. Over the last couple of weeks, we have discussed the fact that installing too many programs will destroy the performance of your computer. Check out our two original blog posts and see for yourself: In Part [...]
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.