If a computer is working really slow, what are the things you would check?

If a computer is working really slow, what are the things you would check?

A computer that is working really slowly can be really frustrating. There are a number of things that can be causing the computer to run slowly. Here are some of the things to check that could be the problem:

  • Check to see if everything on the computer is running slowly or is it a particular application that is the problem
  • Close all background applications
  • Check time take by computer to start up
  • Run a virus scan to check for viruses or hardware
  • Clear cache and temporary memory
  • Free disk space on the hard drive
  • Clear up or upgrade RAM if required
  • Check if processor is overheating
  • Check for outdated software and system updates
  • It is a network latency issue, then conduct a simple ping test to test network traffic

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