Posts Tagged ‘computer speed’

November 30th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Metropolitan Area Computer Upgrades

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Washington DC Metropolitan Area Computer Upgrades – PC Upgrades, Washington DC Metropolitan Area

It can be really frustrating trying to work or play a game on a slow or old computer, but before you consider throwing it out the window there may be a few upgrades you can make which could help speed up and make your computer feel newer.  Geek ABC is a local computer and network service and repair company who can help you determine if your computer is worth saving before you spend the money on upgrades or if you should just think about getting a new one all together.  Sometimes upgrading or replacing some of your computer’s hardware can make a world of difference.  Our computer geeks have expertise in many areas and would love to help you salvage what you might consider a lost cause.  We can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.  We provide mobile, onsite computer service and repair for businesses and residents throughout the Washington DC metro area.

The first thing that you should consider upgrading is your computers memory or RAM (Random Access Memory).  Adding more RAM is one of the cheapest upgrades you can make that will give you immediate and noticeable results.  It will help to illuminate those nasty hang-ups and give you faster response times.

The next thing to consider is upgrading and adding extra hard drive space.  This will not only increase your speed but it will give you extra space for storage.  You can get either an external hard drive or install an internal one.

If you want to start playing newer games on your older PC, not only should you consider upgrading and adding more RAM but you should look in to a new graphics or video card.  PCI express graphics cards are great for improving your computers speed and resolution, but you have to make sure that anything you want to add on to your computer is compatible with your motherboard.  Older motherboards most likely won’t support newer peripherals.

With the advancements in technology today, most computers have a lifespan of about 4 years, but you don’t necessarily have to always go out and purchase a new one.  There are ways that you can expand the life of your current computer.  If you do have to go out and purchase a new computer, data transfer is one of our specialties and we would be more than happy to help you with that.  Again, we can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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November 12th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Fairfax County Virginia (VA) Computer Optimization

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Fairfax County Virginia (VA) Computer Optimization – Keeping Your PC Optimized, Fairfax County Virginia (VA)

There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow computer.  Geek ABC is a locally owned computer and network support and repair company, and we are here to help you to optimize your computer for better performance.  We provide same-day, onsite computer and network support and repair for residential and business customers throughout the Washington DC Metro area.  We can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment.

CCleaner is one program that we have found to work extremely well for cleaning and speeding up Windows based computers.  It’s a system optimization and cleaning tool, developed by Piriform,that removes unused files from your computer.  This frees up valuable hard drive space and allows Windows to run faster.  CCleaner is very user friendly and it will help in cleaning up things that are bogging down your computer like temporary internet files, cookies, and history.  It works with all search engines including Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera.  It also includes a registry cleaner in the advanced functions to help identify and delete old registry items.  And the best part about CCleaner is that it’s free.

Along with CCleaner, Piriform also provides other free softwares such as DeFraggler, Recuva, and Speccy. I have included links to all of these downloads so that you can start cleaning up your PC. If you have any trouble with your computer and need service or repair, Geek ABC is here to help.  You can also check out my other blog about computer speed for additional information on improving your computers speed as well and keeping it running like new or my blog about improving the lifespan of your computer, for tips on keeping your computer working smoothly.

Again, Geek ABC is a locally owned computer and network support and repair provider.  We work hard to provide you with useful and up-to-date information.  We can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment.

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September 14th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Computer Repair Service, Computer Tips and Help, Free Computer Repair Services, In-Home Computer Repair, Onsite Computer Repair Services

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Is your computer running slow? -

Do you often find yourself asking “why is my computer so slow?”  Well, you’re not alone.

Here are a few things you can do yourself, in order to keep your computer running like new:

The first thing you should look at is getting rid of or deleting any files that you no longer need and back up files that you don’t use often on to DVD or CD, delete them from your hard drive, and store them in a safe place.  This will give you extra space on your hard drive and improve the performance of the OS.

Next you can remove all of the useless start up programs.  Computers these days come preloaded with a number of programs that you will never use.  Go through them and uninstall anything that you don’t need.  This will increase the speed of your computer.

Third, defragment your hard drive.  Performing a disk defragmentation on your hard drive, every so often based on usage, will organize your files and boost your computer’s speed by approximately 20%.

The next thing that you can do is make sure that your antivirus software is up-to-date and running.  Poor performance can sometimes be attributed to viruses and malware so you want to make sure that you are performing regular virus scans and updates to ensure that you eliminate them.

And last but not least, one thing that users tend to forget about is cleaning up their registry.  This is probably one of the most effective methods in restoring computer speed.  Every time you install, uninstall or run a program, registry entries are created.  Over time your system will be filled with errors and this will slow down its performance significantly.  If you are unsure about making manual changes to your registry using the Windows Registry Editor, there are a number of Free Registry Cleaners available.

If you don’t feel like any of these steps have aided in improving your computer speed.  Geek ABC offers in-home computer repair for Home and Business computer customers in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. We serve customers and clients in Virginia (VA), Maryland (MD) and Washington, DC in areas such as Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, McLean, Great Falls, Oakton, Springfield, Vienna, Bethesda, Silver Spring, Germantown, Rockville, Olney, Potomac, Chevy Chase and Washington DC.

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