If you’ve been through a few, you know there is nothing like the feel of a brand-new pc. New computers have an aura of limitless possibilities around them. But, old-age is just as inevitable with technology, as it is with us! And as technology evolves every second into something faster, working on an old pc that just doesn’t seem to keep up, can affect your work, or waste your time. With some luck however, you can indeed revive your PC, make it run smoother and able to run more resource-hungry applications. Here are some ways to fix or upgrade your computer and even restore it to an as-good-as-new condition. RAM Upgrades Increasing a computers available memory, if it is possible, will mean an instant increase in performance. Many modern computers are sold with staggering amounts of RAM storage, but may still have room for upgrades. Older computers almost always do not have more than a single stick of memory, with their maximum capacity being much more. How much memory a PC can use is dependent on its motherboard, and you can easily look through manufacturer’s information to see if an upgrade is possible. The prices of RAM constantly decrease, although it might be harder to find compatible upgrades for very old machines cheaply. RAM is available in different configurations so the only thing you need to do before you upgrade, is make sure you have the right type of memory for your computer. Software Clean-ups After a period of use, your PCs hard disks are probably full of accumulated software. Simply uninstalling applications may not increase speed, and will only save you disk space, especially if they are ones that do not run all constantly. But, plenty of software types are involved with a computer’s startup, and take a huge part of its resources when running. Antivirus programmes are good examples of this, and while they are necessary, you should only be running one that is light enough to allow normal use of the computer. Various third-party software exist that offer to speed up performance. These can be very effective, if you monitor what they are doing. Registry cleaners will compact the registry, a big part of your PCs running health. Disk defragmenting is often shied away from for being a slow process, but will speed up data streaming and application loading times. Lastly, newer operation systems will have the most streamlined interfaces and will support hardware better, so it is wise to do a complete installation of the latest version. Hardware Upgrades Of all the hardware inside a computer, its RAM and processor are most responsible for its performance. Sometimes a memory upgrade isn’t the only one possible. Many older computers have one or more hardware that are significantly slower than the others. This creates a bottlenecked performance, and can often be solved by replacing the parts with more competent hardware. It can take some time to pinpoint which devices slow down the computer, but its usually identifiable with a few tests. Hard drives and optical drives operate at different speeds, and affect data transfer. Slow hard disks are easy to replace, and should be considered, especially for gaming and multimedia needs. Graphic ‘cards’ are dedicated video processors that are frequently missing in older computers, and will take much of the load off onboard memory. Any hardware can be replaced, and contribute to better performance, so it might be best to start off with the easiest replaced, and work your way up to the more expensive parts. About the author Julia Reid is a specialist of blogging. She is a best content writer. She very interesting for reading books. Presently she is researching about Arabic translation services and mobile applications.