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Is your PC slowing down?

Jul 21, 2010, 01:39 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by apexwm)

"Take anybody that uses a computer, and one of the most common topics of discussion is the fact that the PC keeps slowing down over time. But take a look at the root cause of the slowdown and you may discover some interesting finds. I've heard everything from "my computer is getting tired" to "the hardware is wearing out". Well, there is really little truth to those statements. First, PC hardware does not tire out. It breaks, but replacing components can have it up and running just like normal. Sure, fans, hard drives, and moving pieces can wear out. But again they can be replaced. With all that said, there is truth to the fact that software is constantly evolving, and running newer software on older hardware will almost no doubt run slower than running software that was released at the time that the hardware was. Newer software by nature will require more system resources."

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