1. Let your PC boot up completely before opening any
2. Refresh the desktop after closing any application. This
will remove any unused files from the RAM.
3. Do not set very large file size images as your
wallpaper. Do not keep a wallpaper at all if your PC is
low on RAM (less than 64 MB).
4. Do not clutter your Desktop with a lot of shortcuts.
Each shortcut on the desktop uses up to 500 bytes of
5. Empty the recycle bin regularly. The files are not
really deleted from your hard drive until you empty the
6. Delete the temporary internet files regularly.
7. Defragment your hard drive once every two months.
This will free up a lot of space on your hard drive and
rearrange the files so that your applications run faster.
8. Always make two partitions in your hard drive.
Install all large Softwares (like PSP, Photoshop, 3DS Max
etc) in the second partition. Windows uses all the
available empty space in C drive as virtual memory
when your Computer RAM is full. Keep the C Drive as
empty as possible.
9. When installing new Softwares disable the option of
having a tray icon. The tray icons use up available RAM,
and also slow down the booting of your PC. Also disable
the option of starting the application automatically when
the PC boots. You can disable these options later on also
from the Tools or preferences menu in your application.
10. Protect your PC from dust. Dust causes the CPU
cooling fan to jam and slow down thereby gradually
heating your CPU and affecting the processing speed. Use
compressed air to blow out any dust from the CPU.
Never use vacuum.
RAM IS THE WORKING AREA (DESKTOP) OF THE CPU,
KEEP IT AS EMPTY AND UNCLUTTERED AS POSSIBLE!