Windows comes with three built-in power modes: Power Saver, Balanced, and High Performance. 'Balanced' is selected by default, and most people never even bother to change it (they don’t even have to, either). Those who do like getting the best out of their system are usually not sure about the exact difference between the three modes. In this post, we’ll clarify the differences between these three power modes so that you actually know what effect they have on your system, and what happens when you switch between them. Read More
IObit - the proud developer of several hugely successful computer protection and performance enhancement tools - has just released its very first Android app in Google Play Store by the name of Advanced Mobile Care
. Available for free, this multilingual app is a power-packed suite of some highly sought-after system security and optimization utilities that can help you get the optimal performance out of your Android device, while at the same time ensuring that the device itself is protected from all sorts of malware including viruses, trojans, vulnerable installations, spyware and what not. Basically, Advanced Mobile Care is an attempt to provide Android users with a 1-tap scan-and-repair solution for most of their devices’ problems in as convenient a manner as possible. Besides supporting several conventional tools such as a built-in task & app manager, anti-malware, file locker, battery optimizer, cache cleaner and junk file remover, the app tries to impress even further with its sleek looks and the Game Speeder feature that helps you achieve a lag-free gaming experience on your Android device. There’s a lot more that the app has to offer, so let's explore all its features together after the break.
When we mention electronic entertainment, the things that instantly come to mind are games, movies and music. Being an avid gamer myself, I know what it feels like when a game lags. There are many tools available out there that can help you optimize your PC for gaming. We recently came across a fairly new PC optimization utility called Wise Game Booster
. It assists you in resolving performance issues in games by optimizing your system processes and services. It lists down all the processes, threads and services that can be suspended or turned off in order to reserve maximum system resources for your games. Upon launch, it analyzes both user and system-initiated processes and services, and marks all those services and processes that may interfere with games. You can choose to suspend the processes and services or force-stop them with a click. Read More
It is essential to develop and maintain easy-to-use websites and web applications to achieve the aims and objectives behind the outcome. There are various on-demand load testing tools available out there that analyze your application’s strengths through real-time measurements, session recording, scripting and advanced reporting capabilities to achieve effective web solutions. WebPALTT
is an open source web performance and load testing tool meant for web applications. It is equipped with a user friendly scenario builder and customizable scripting feature. The overall working of the program is based on test scenarios that run on a web server with simulated loads. The scenario builder ensures a user-friendly environment coupled with the powerful scripting functionality.
Different applications leave numerous useless files, such as logs and temporary files, in your PC when you install and uninstall them. Other Windows functions such as Windows update and downloaded installations also leave some files behind. During the update process, several temporary files are created for installation and application of new patches. These unnecessary files and folders clutter up your hard drive, causing a decrease in PC performance. Moreover, they eat up valuable disk space that can be used to store other data. Deleting this data manually is not advised as one cannot be sure about which files are safe to delete and which ones can mess with important settings. UnCleaner
is an application that displays a file report detailing all the junk files in your system, and cleans them in one go. The application allows you to set task scheduler to enable system cleaning on every startup. Some of the files that it cleans include Windows account temp files, Windows updates downloaded files, Windows installer temp files, Windows shell cached files and a lot more temporary and junk files from your system.
After using your PC for a long time, you might feel that it has slowed down a bit. You can notice that it takes more time to start programs, open folders and access file than necessary. One of the reasons can be that a process, or certain services and running in the background eating up a major potion of the system resources. Background processes and services, however, are not always the reason for the PC slowing down. Hard disk fragmentation is another one of the many reasons that can cause a PC to slow down. Fragmentation means that a piece of data is stored into many pieces which are not close together. Defragmenting your hard drive can speed up the system, as it rearranges the file fragments in contiguous order. O&O SpeedCheck
is a portable tool which simulates reading files from fragmented and defragmented sectors of hard disk. The application compares the time it takes for reading data from fragmented and defragmented sectors and shows the possible performance boost that can be achieved after defragmentation.
Quick Performance Monitor
is a 3rd party opensource tool which is an alternative to Perfmon and also much easier to use. For those who don’t know, Perfmon is an advanced full blown performance monitoring tool in Windows which can be complicated to use for many users. Performance Monitor in Windows 7 can be accessed by typing perfmon is Start Search.
is considered to be read-ahead daemon application as it analyzes the applications which user runs, and on the basis of this analysis it predicts which applications user can run next time and launches these applications in RAM. Its daemon keeps running in background all the time and saves the required information about the applications you are running so that it may load them quickly next time.
When you get a slow performance when running an application, it can be due to two reasons, hard drive cache and system memory. We have already solved the problem of system memory with MaxMem
, now what about Hard disk cache?
is a free tool for Windows that lets you tweak the hard disk cache instantly. It helps in achieving the best possible performance from your system. We all know that different activities such as Gaming, Burning a CD, File Server, etc require different amount of cache size, so one setting will not be optimal for all activities.
It is fairly simply to use, just select the activity you are doing from the list and it will optimize the cache size accordingly. Make sure you have clicked Apply Changes and then restarted the system, since system restart is required for the cache size to take effect.
FurMark is a free OpenGL benchmark that uses fur rendering algorithms to measure the performance of the graphics card. Fur rendering usually heats up the GPU, which can be helpful during the stability test. This tool requires OpenGL 2.0 complaint graphic cards with latest up-to-date drivers. Read More
If you are true geek, there will be multiple programs, processes, browser windows or tabs, etc running on your computer. When you are running multiple applications your computer load increases, when the load is high your system might become unresponsive. To unfreeze your system you should check my previous post, today we will discuss preventing a system from getting stuck in the first place.
Process Lasso, if you have never heard the name before, is a small handy utility that increases your system performance in high load situations, therefore preventing your system from crashing or becoming unresponsive. Read More
Do you exercise daily, keep track of it, or want to get expert advice? Do you want to share your performance with your friends to get motivated further? DailyMile is an online service that lets you track your performance, get advice, find other people who are training in the same category, find nearby races or competitions, share your performance with your friends, and much more. Read More
Editor’s Note: After lot of comments from the users, I have now changed this post’s tile and made some changes in the content. And I will have to agree that saving hard disk space does not increase the computer’s performance. So my readers have won after a short protest :) Just kidding.
I will now(in a few days) write about how to increase performance that will in fact focus on two things, CPU and RAM.
Did you ever get tired of your hard disk that is always full? Do you want to increase space on your hard disk by removing any useless junk? Read More
There are many ways to speed up your computer without purchasing more memory or upgrading your CPU.The following easy steps are simple to follow and almost guaranteed to increase the hard disk space of your computer!
Does you computer takes hours to complete just a single task or request ? If yes then there is no running away from deteriorating PC performance. You can change this situation and boost the performance of your PC by following a few simple maintenance activities. In this post we are going to discuss the top PC maintenance methods that you can use to not only speed up your PC, but also keep it free from troublesome system errors.