2. Refresh the desktop after closing any application. This will remove
any unused files from the RAM.
3. Do not set very large file size images as your wallpaper. Do not
keep a wallpaper at all if your PC is low on RAM (less than 64 MB).
4. Do not clutter your Desktop with a lot of shortcuts. Each shortcut
on the desktop uses up to 500 bytes of RAM.
5. Empty the recycle bin regularly. The files are not really deleted
from your hard drive until you empty therecycle bin.
6. Delete the temporary internet files regularly.
7. Defragment your hard drive once every two months. This will free up
a lot of space on your hard drive and rearrange the files so that your
applications run faster.
8. Always make two partitions in your hard drive. Install all large
Softwares (like PSP, Photoshop, 3DS Max etc) in the second partition.
Windows uses all the available empty space in C drive as virtual
memory when your Computer RAM is full. Keep the C Drive as empty as
9. When installing new Softwares disable the option of having a tray
icon. The tray icons use up available RAM, and also slow down the
booting of your PC. Also disable the option of starting the
application automatically when the PC boots. You can disable these
options later on also from the Tools or preferences menu in your
10. Protect your PC from dust. Dust causes the CPU cooling fan to jam
and slow down thereby graduallyheating your CPU and affecting the
processing speed. Use compressed air to blow out any dust from the
CPU. Never use vacuum.
RAM IS THE WORKING AREA (DESKTOP) OF THE CPU, KEEP IT AS EMPTY AND
UNCLUTTERED AS POSSIBLE!