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What are the best resources for making your computer run faster?

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    Juan Santos
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I've always used HP laptops and my experience has always been positive. Plus, they are good-looking computers if that matter to you at all"
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      Mildred Stevens
      Written on April 29, 2017
      "CCleaner Free helped my computer run faster. I would recommend it to anyone."
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      Gary Herrera
      Written on February 21, 2017
      "Soluto for PC is a great tool to get rid of the unnecessary things you have on your computer that slows down your boot times. You ever notice how as time goes by, it takes longer and longer for your computer to start when it's been powered up or restarted? Annoying isn't it? Soluto for PC is a great tool to help alleviate that and get rid of the junk that you don't need."
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      Jason Armstrong
      Written on January 3, 2017
      "My computer was running slow and I needed something to help clean all the junk I had accumulated since I bought it. Glary was able to speed my computer back to how it was when I first bought it!"

    WHAT'S THE MEANING?

    A graphics processing unit (GPU) is a programmable logic chip that makes computers capable of display functions. It's the part that processes the images, animations, and videos for the monitors. The bigger its' memory size, the better it can render images in terms of definition and motion capture. Some computers have motherboards that have integrated GPUs, but some allow for expansion for enhanced capabilities.

    DID YOU KNOW? 

    Did you know that the high prices on graphics processing units (also called video cards) like the AMD Radeon RX series or the NVIDIA GeForce 1080 are blamed on the increasing number of cryptocurrency miners? Because "mining" alternative currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum require numerous powerful GPUs, demand has increased, couple that with the shortage of supplies in the creation of these units, the prices of GPUs have gone out of control. In turn, this hurts the former main consumer of these high-powered video cards: the gamers. Polygon, the gaming website, reported in January that a GPU that formerly had a suggested retail price of $380 was then tagged with a $700 price tag since the mining mania. NVIDIA reportedly wanted to rectify the situation by telling retailers to limit the purchases made by miners and prioritizing gamers.

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      Jacqueline Brewer
      Written on April 9, 2017
      "This is a really good solution as it helps with my computer operating better. I would absolutely use this to help fix my PC and get it to where I want."
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      Shreyas Jaiteley
      Written on February 25, 2017
      "This is not an ideal solution. As Duplicate Cleaner only cleans up files, it only serves to clear up storage space and does nothing to actually speed up the compute. Neither the blurb nor anything on the actual site itself makes any claims of "making your computer run faster." So if I installed this, I would not get the results I'm looking for."
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      Rogelio Bravo
      Written on April 24, 2017
      "Malway-Bytes is one of the programs that I install whenever I'm setting up a new computer. I've used it for as long as I can remember, and I've never had any problems with it."
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      Larry Cox
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "There are a lot of different reasons why your computer might be running slow. I was having this problem and decided to try out ZSoft Unninstaller to get help with figuring out what was wrong. After removing a lot of unwanted files and processes my computer runs great now."
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      Alan Cox
      Written on May 25, 2017
      "Techddictive's guide for disabling startup programs is moderately helpful for making startup processes faster, but it would have helped if he used a better recording software. The video itself had a low enough frame rate that it was a bit uncomfortable to watch. Even so, it provided a nice step-by-step guide for reducing the number of programs that automatically open on startup."
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      Jordan Cooper
      Written on January 21, 2017
      "Revo Uninstaller is a great tool to have, if you want your computer to be in tip top shape. The free version would probably fulfill most peoples everyday needs, but I decided to purchase the Pro version, because of the features offered. I love that you can easily backup your files so quickly and that it monitors in real time any changes made to your system. I think this is a great investment if you care about the health and reliability of your computer."
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      Gabriel Salgado
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "This program/system allows you to have a beautifully run computer without having to be a computer professional. I applied this to my work computer and loved it so much, I installed it on my home computer as well. Just as good as having an IT guy at home!"
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      Arthur Guerrero
      Written on October 6, 2017
      "I had a problem with too many programs installing themselves to boot at startup on my Windows PC, and I installed Starter. It helped me figure out which ones were most important for me to run everytime, because some of the programs I don't even use everyday, definitely not enough to warrant being run all the time. Now my startup is running much smoother."
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      Matthew Henderson
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "Thank you for the solution! My computer has been running really slow for the past few weeks and I didn't know why. I did this and it's actually like two times faster."
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      AVG TuneUp
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      Dennis Herrera
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "Ugh! If you're like me, you've occasionally had cause to wonder why that computer that ran so great when you first got it seems like a completely different computer than the one you're using now. "Windows rot" is real - all computers slow down over time, and there are solutions. But unfortunately, this is NOT one of them. This software was literally worse than useless - it actually made my startup time LONGER than it was before, because it ran at startup. Sure, it deleted a few things and cleaned a few things, but nothing that the excellent Piriform CCleaner didn't do better and faster. Pass!"
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      Roger Gray
      Written on February 2, 2017
      "Quick, easy and simple. Defraggler does a great job at speeding up your bogged down PC. It's straight and to the point. There aren't any frills about it, and it does a good job for what it's intended to do."
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      Brian Bradley
      Written on March 6, 2017
      "I used the tips provided by WiredImpact.com, on how to make my computer run faster. It was taking forever for my computer to load and I was getting random crashes and freezes. The tips that were provided to me through the website greatly reduced both of my problems. I think they provide a great service if you are having issues with your computer crashing or random slow downs."
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      Jerry Richards
      Written on April 15, 2018
      "System Ninja is a fantastic app. This made my computer run a lot faster."
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      Matthew Collins
      Written on May 7, 2017
      "My computer was getting really slow and I was running out of space but this Youtube video was great in helping me learn how to clean up temporary files that my computer makes. It's crazy how many files you can build up over time."
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      Paul Holland
      Written on April 12, 2017
      "I tried the methods listed in the article and the only thing that helped was to stop a couple programs from launching on startup. This article is really just for freeing up disc space and NOT making your pc run faster. I wouldn't suggest wasting your time if a faster pc is what you're after."
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      James Hart
      Written on September 20, 2017
      "Lately, my computer has been running slower than usual. So I was interested in finding a solution to try to make my computer run faster. I tried this open source software called Bleachbit, which was supposed to clean my system and free up disk space. Unfortunately, I am not seeing any improvements in performance speed for my PC."
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      Austin Fields
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "These days I am paranoid of what is on my PC, either what I download or by accident. If you want to protect you privacy, then PrivaZer is a cleaning and privacy program for you. PrivaZer removes and overwrites your traces to leave a clean PC that is safe from prying eyes. PrivaZer is free to download and you can make a donation if you like it. You will gain both storage space and peace of mind with PrivaZer."
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      Jason Dunn
      Written on May 6, 2017
      "My computer was lagging and freezing way more than when I originally got it. I started searching online and I found this article to be very helpful. I am a laymen when it comes to computers and this was 4 easy things that definitely helped my computer run more smoothly. I wouldn't have thought to do these things and looking further it seems that these are the easiest and simplest solutions and really fixed the reason my computer was getting slower."
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      Jason Gonzales
      Written on September 24, 2017
      "If you have a slow PC that tends to crash at the wrong moments then you need System Mechanic to clean out the clutter and bloat to get it working like new. Takes care of the bloat and unnecessary files that slow your PC down."
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      Waliullah Bukhari
      Written on April 3, 2018
      "Well, I trust Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 11. It's pro version is just about 30$ dollars. It is a great program to use as a protector and cleaner for your PC. It also shows system performance of your PC at the top right corner of the screen. So, sometimes your PC also run slow because of the dust inside it. You have to open your PC and clean it up with an air blower. As bonus, you can also buy an SSD, a graphics card and a new processor to upgrage your old HDD, your old Graphics card and your processor. This is an extreme option. Don't you think so?"

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    Best resources for making your computer run faster
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 CCleaner Software 418 Free
    2 Soluto Software 359 Free
    3 Glary Utilities Software 342 Free
    4 CCEnhancer Software 318 Free
    5 Duplicate Cleaner Software 293 Free
    6 Malwarebytes Software 276 Free
    7 ZSoft Unninstaller Software 267 Free
    8 Windows 10 - How to Disable Startup Programs Videos 249 Free
    9 Revo Uninstaller Software 231 Free
    10 AutoRuns Software 210 Free
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