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10 TIPS to speed up your computer (without buying a new one)

1 Keep an eye on things

The best way to keep tabs on how your computer is coping – or not – with everything you are throwing at it, is to keep an eye on it, that is find out about everything that it is trying to do. PC users have had lots of system-monitor apps within Windows to choose from over the years, including Task Manager, Resource Monitor and Performance/System Monitor. There are lots of third-party ones to choose from, too, including Rainmeter (an open-source tool from ), or moo0 System Monitor (free from ) an app that currently supports 43 kinds of information, including CPU, Memory, Network, and detailed HDD usages. Mac heads should be happy with Activity Monitor, which really gets beneath.

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