ASUS PC Running Slow? Here’s How to Fix and Speed it up!
Last updated: Jan. 5, 2017
Every computer runs slow over time; ASUS PCs are no exception. It doesn't matter if you are using an Aspire One, ZenBook, Eee network, or an advanced gaming desktop.
However, if it freezes more often and runs extremely slower than it used to, you'd better watch out. Because your laptop probably has performance issues.
More important, it's best to fix it sooner than later to avoid a worse situation — hard drive failure, system crash, even to a point when the laptop is unusable.
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).
Let's dive in.
1. Disable programs to speed up ASUS startup
If it takes much longer for your ASUS computer to fully load to the login screen (if you have set a password) or desktop, most likely there are programs launching automatically during startup — thus slow down the boot process.
To fix it, you can use a utility called MSConfig — a built-in tool provided by Microsoft. The utility is perfect for managing startup items on your ASUS computer, and it can be run on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, see this Wiki article from Microsoft official.
2. Clean ASUS hard drive for more space
If CPU is the brain of a computer, then the hard drive is like the blood that connects almost every part. If your Asus hard drive is getting full or left cluttered, the whole computer will lag for sure, and chances are your ASUS will freeze more often.
The best way to clean PC hard drive is to use 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,.
3. Fix Windows system errors and issues
No matter what ASUS PC you are using, it should come with a Windows operating system. Be it Windows 7 or Windows 10, doesn't matter. All Windows systems are prone to several issues: malware attack, registry errors, and a few others.
If you feel the whole Asus system is running sluggishly with no particularly noticeable symptom; then it's time to diagnose and fix Windows errors.
Unfortunately, it's not as easy as it sounds. Troubleshooting those errors manually is daunting task with guaranteeing success. Thus it's best to use a third-party program like RegCure Pro, besides fixing Windows errors, the app also does a number of things such as managing startup, defraging, etc. which is good for your Asus system.
4. Upgrade hardware to have a real boost
If you've tried everything above and your Asus still lags, consider hardware upgrades. For example, if you use your ASUS PC for gaming, invest $100 to get a new graphics card. If you are use the PC in photo/video editing, consider adding more RAM (random access memory). These days you can easily get a 4GB extra memory with less than $50 bucks.
Last but not least, if you are really serious about speed, consider replacing your ASUS HDD (hard disk drive) with an SSD (solid state drive), this is by far the most effective way to boost laptop performance though it'll cost you much more.
I hope this troubleshooting article helpful. 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.