by Stewart Vardaman

Disks get faster and better constantly, yet they are usually the slowest component in your notebook or PC. The simple truth is, memory speed might be measured in nanoseconds (billions), but disk speed is measured in milliseconds (thousands). That difference is like Bill Gates’s net worth to a working stiff like me.

Speeding up the slowest thing in the chain makes everything else faster. Adding a new disk to an old (or even new) laptop makes for a peppier machine. And you can do it yourself!
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Your System Is Low On Virtual Memory

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Windows may automatically increasing the virtual memory paging file as a temporary fix, but you can make sure programs load faster and the hard drive runs more smoothly by changing pagefile.sys yourself.

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