Speeding Up Your Laptops

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					Improving Laptop Speed

  Michael Sullivan
  October 23, 2003
          Why should you listen?
   We all own laptops – RPI mandates it!

   I’ll be talking in layman’s terms that everyone
    can understand

   We’ll be examining exactly why a computer will
    slow down over time and discuss solutions
     Why do computers slow down?
    Simple answer – we’ve run out of “fast” memory!
                 Cache

                                             Main Memory


    Hard Drive



    Bottom line – our laptops will greatly slow down
     if we run out of available main memory (RAM)
            Hardware Upgrades
   Adding additional main memory (RAM) will
    significantly increase the speed of your laptop



   Will cost approximately $50-$70 for 256MB
    depending on the model of your laptop
             Software Solutions
   Many software applications exist which will free
    available space in main memory

   Be sure any software you pick up is legitimate.
    Ignore banner ads that promise increased speeds

   Task manager trick
                  Conclusion
   We’ve learned why a computer will decrease in
    performance

   We’ve learned that adding memory is the most
    effective solution to increasing PC speed

   We’ve learned about software tools that will
    increase PC speed

				
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