If you feel that your computer is not performing as expected then these tips might help you out.
Get your cables in order
The inside a computer can quickly get messed and tangled, and dangling cables restrict airflow and collect dust.
In a worst case scenario they might even slip inside fans or heat sinks, impeding their efficiency. It all impacts performance. To prevent that, you can neaten up your cables.
Get a set of cable ties, and group power and data cables into bundles. If your case has the necessary fixtures, you can even tie them so they run clean against the case’s exterior where they are as discrete as possible
Seat your RAM Correctly
Ordering RAM correctly is important for achieving the best performance.
Single or unpaired RAM modules should always order them from high capacity to lowest, starting with the lowest numbered bank.
But if you are using a pair of dual channel modules then you should always keep them paired up, Most banks are paired alternatively, meaning if you have four banks,
then the paired slots will be numbered 0 and 2, and 1 and 3. Most motherboards make sure that paired slots have the same colours, so that you can easily make out which ones you should be using.
Make space between your components
The reason why RAM banks are paired is to leave space around individual modules, which brings us to another point, When you are building a PC, there is no rule that says that you have to dump your hardware together.
Indeed, its better not to. Leaving gaps between hard drives and SSDs, optical drives or expansion cards will give the heat generated by components more space to dissipate without negatively affecting their neighbours.
The colder components are, the better their performance and longer their lifespan, so there’s no real downside to keeping them as far from one another as you can
Upgrade firmware on old components
Installing new firmware isn’t the simplest process, but it’s usually worth doing if your hardware is starting to feel its age.
On things like optical drives and routers, new firmware can add features, iron out bugs and improve compatibility. Firmware downloads are normally available from the manufacturer’s website,
and updating your components tends to be a fairly simple process, which can be accomplished using a small applet, which you will find bundled with the download.
Firmware flashing is not for novice users; improper application could turn your hardware into little more than decorative pieces, but it is always worth investigating
Position Fans for Maximum Airflow
If you have a separate exhaust fan to install, don’t just shove it anywhere, Try to think about what the air inside your PC will be doing when all its fans are switched on.
For example, if you put an exhaust fan below the graphics card, it might counteract the graphics card’s fan rather than helping it. Ideally, you want the exhaust fan positioned a the top of the case where warm air collects with all the other fans blowing towards it.
If you have two, then devise a system that ensures they are sucking air from different places. Good airflow keeps systems cool and efficient, so take care to manage where the fans draw air from
Install fan filters
When dust builds up on hardware, It not only insulates that, it also reduces the efficiency of the existing cooling measures like fans and heat sinks, so it is worth keeping your system’s interior as clean as possible.
We can therefore say that adding fans and case vent filters to your system is probably a smart upgrade to make for your system, and if you’ve ever had a look at the thick carpet of dust inside even relatively young PC’s you will understand why! They are cheap to buy and easy to install and remove and the filters are washable for easy cleaning