There is so much information on the internet. A simple Google search on PC optimizing or PC maintenance may have even brought you to us. However, there is a reason Google, or random websites are not allowed to be used a resource for academia or considered reliable information.
The reason is, because a lot of the time they just don’t provide accurate and reliable information. At Free Computer Maintenance we strive to provide you the latest and most accurate information. There are popular windows tips out on the web that claim they can increase your system’s performance but in reality do not and are just computer speed myths.
Here are three common computer myths that don’t actually work when trying to improve the performance of your PC.
Booting with Multiple Cores
There is a setting in the msconfig window that’s under the boot option that lets you change the amount of cores it boots up with. Many have bought into the idea that this means the computer has been booting up with only one core instead of how many processors their computer actually has.
This is not the case. The computer always boots up with how many cores are available. This setting, however, is more for troubleshooting when older programs and systems do not support the other processor and they can reboot and turn other processors off as well as debugging.
Cleaning Registry Files Increase Performance
While there are many legitimate reasons to regularly clean out your registry, doing so does not necessarily improve the performance of your computer.
The truth is the registry in any windows machine already has hundreds of thousands of entries and files. If maybe just a hundred remnants remained there would truly be no difference.
However, there is a problem when there are too many registry files that could conflict with current ones, specifically with drivers and such. This would impact hardware and could occasionally be the reason for crashes.
While this may not optimize or boost computer speed it is still a good practice to use programs such as CCleaner to take care of your registry extras.
Magical RAM Optimizers
There’s no such thing. A simple Google Search of it yields hundreds of programs ready to prey on the unsuspecting consumer. If you have installed one of these, it either has no real effect, or it could cause some harm in performance.
Often these types of program all provide the same function and service. They constantly shift the burden from the RAM onto the hard drive and processor by constantly unloading and loading the RAM with different information.
While this may sound good, the truth is the hard drive is quite burdened and is dragged through gravel. Overall the performance is then worse off than it was before.