ASUS PC Running Slow? Here’s How to Fix and Speed it up!
Every computer runs slow over time; ASUS PCs are no exception. It doesn't matter if you are using an Asus ZenBook, Eee network, or a desktop PC.
However, if it freezes more often and runs extremely slower than it used to, you'd better watch out. Because your ASUS probably has some issues.
More importantly, you'd better act as soon as possible in order not to get a worse situation — system crash, or til a point it's not usable.
Today, I'm here to share with you a few simple, actionable tips to fix a slow ASUS and make it run faster again.
What you'll need:
- Your ASUS PC.
- Internet connection.
- A little bit time and patience.
- Money (optional, in case you want to try #4).
Now let's get started.
1. Disable programs to speed up ASUS startup time
If it takes much longer for your ASUS to fully load to the login screen (if you have set a password) or desktop, most likely it's the dozens of programs having joined the fun during the startup process — thus slowing it down.
To fix the problem, you can rely on a utility called MSConfig — a built-in tool provided by Microsoft Windows. The utility is perfect for managing startup items on your ASUS computer, and it can be run on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10. To learn how to use it, see this Wiki article from Microsoft official.
2. Clean PC hard drive to optimize overall ASUS performance
If CPU is the brain of a computer, then the hard drive is like the blood that connects almost every part. If it's getting full or left cluttered, the whole computer would probably run slow, and the chances are that your ASUS would freeze more often.
The best way to clean your PC hard drive is by using a program called CleanMyPC. Simply put, it helps keep your Asus clean and organized by doing a set of tasks like removing junk files, uninstalling programs, detecting duplicates and informing you to transfer, etc,.
I've installed it on mine, and it works fantastically.
3. Fix Windows system errors or issues
No matter what ASUS PC you are using, it should come with a Windows operating system right? Be it Windows 7 or Windows 10, doesn't matter. All Windows systems are prone to several issues: malware attack, registry errors, and others.
If you feel the whole Asus system is running sluggishly with no particular noticeable symptom; then it's time to detect and fix Windows errors.
Unfortunately, it's not easy to do this manually. You have to rely on a third-party program. I recommend RegCure Pro, because besides fixing Windows errors, it also does a few things beyond such as managing startup, defragging, etc.
4. Make hardware upgrades to have real performance boost
If you've tried everything above and your Asus still lags, consider upgrading the hardware. For example, if you like playing games, invest $100 to get a graphics card. If you want to speed up the software responsiveness, add more RAM (random access memory) — you can easily get a 4GB extra memory for less than $50 bucks.
Last but not least, if you are serious, consider replacing your ASUS HDD (hard disk drive) with an SSD (solid state drive), this is by far the most efficient way to boost a laptop speed though it'll cost you much more.
I hope this article is helpful in tuning up your ASUS PC performance. There is no real magic to go forward unless you understand why your Asus is running slow. Also, take good care of it by adopting the proper using behavior, your computer will thank you and pay you back.