Not having enough RAM is a major cause of computer slowness, followed closely by the buildup of temporary files on your hard disk. A Personal Computer (PC) that is infected with a virus or does not have enough hard disk space for the files on it are other causes
RAM stands for Random Access Memory and is used as temporary storage memory by your computer. This memory is in use when tasks are being executed by different programs.
You should have enough RAM memory to process all the tasks at hand. If you don’t, this can cause a major slowing down of your computer while it is booting up or processing tasks.
Hardware can be just as guilty as software for slowing down a Personal Computer (PC), although more often than not software is blamed. The programs installed on your computer usually have specified RAM requirements.
If your computer has been running at normal speeds before the installation of certain programs and has since slowed down, you might need to add more RAM on your computer system.
Also, if your computer slows down every time you are processing large files, or it freezes while performing several actions at once, you might need to add extra RAM.
Some tasks might require you to leave the system working for several days. This might cause temporary files to build upon your hard disk and may be why your computer has slowed down.
Cleansing your temporary files, including your internet history including cookies gives you a larger amount of hard disk space to work with.
Here is a way to delete temporary files in Windows 10, search for Disk Cleanup from the task-bar and choose it from the list of results.
Under Files to delete, select the file types that you would like to get rid of. If you would like a description of the file type, simply select it. When you are done, select OK to save your changes:
When you’re done, go to the Recycle Bin on your desktop, and choose Empty Recycle Bin:
You can also choose to delete the temporary internet files that have accumulated on your system. Go to the button Start, and open Control Panel. Select Internet Options, and in the section labelled Temporary Internet Files, press Delete Cookies > Delete Files.
It is recommended that you completely remove the dust from your computer’s main unit at least once per year in order to prevent the overheating of certain elements, like the computer’s cooling fans.