Auslogics BoostSpeed 5

We recently got emailed by one of our readers about Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 when it comes to fixing a slow PC. We thought this was a blog-worthy topic and figured we would take the time to give Auslogics BoostSpeed a test run. Before we get to into the article, we wanted to note that you can find Auslogics BoostSpeed here.

Download and Install Process

We went to the auslogics website and downloaded the software. The download and install process was very easy and quick. The download is about a 8.2 MB file.

Auslogics BoostSpeed Scan

Right after the install process is finished, we are giving a recommendation to scan. The scanner looks like it is looking for 4 specific issues: registry errors, junk files, disk errors, and fragmentation. The scanner finds quite a few issues on the test computer. In fact, in found over 3,000 items that it could fix.  One thing we want to point out is that the scan is free. The program will also fix the first 15 problems for free. We purchased the full version so we could test though, so we are able to fix all 3,000 problems.

Results

After we scanned and fixed the issues, we noticed that our test machine was a bit zippier. We also noticed that the program was able to free up some memory. Overall, we were pretty impressed with the job that Auslogics BoostSpeed did. One thing that we do want to note is that if you are a computer super user, you will probably be able to do a lot of the tasks that Auslogics BoostSpeed does on your own. For example, you can manually try to find and remove junk files. You can also defrag on your own as well. However, doing these tasks individually will take you much more time when compared to a commercial software. There are a few exceptions of things that you can’t do on your own such as cleaning the registry though.

System Advisor

Another cool feature that we liked in Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 was the System Advisor. The system advisor gave many specific suggestions to our test PC’s version of Windows on how to further speed up the computer. One example is that it gave the option to disable the Aero effects in Windows 7. For those who don’t know, the Aero effects are the visual effects that add to the look and feel of Windows 7. However, for older computers, it can really help to disable these effects since they use a lot of system resources. This is just one example of a suggestion that Auslogics BoostSpeed gave. There were many more suggestions as well. Again, we do want to point out that for an advanced user, you can find a way to do many of these tasks on your own. However, this tool can save you time and the headache of possibly messing something up. A lot of the things Auslogics BoostSpeed does requires you to mess with system settings.

Conclusion

Overall, we found Auslogics BoostSpeed to be very good and would definitely recommend it for users experiencing a slow PC. We do want to point out that this software is not free. We also want to reiterate that you can do many of the tasks yourself if you have extra time and if you feel comfortable messing with the settings of your computer.

You can Download the Free Trial of Auslogics BoostSpeed Here

Slow Running PC? Think about Adding Memory

So, your computer has been running really slowly lately and you have been thinking about getting a new one. Before you scrap your old computer, you should give some consideration to upgrading your memory. This is especially true if you mainly use your computer for email, web browsing, and Microsoft Office.

Many of the newer programs use more and more resources, particularly hard drive space and RAM. If you have never upgraded your memory for your current computer, you may be able to bring it back up to speed with a simple memory upgrade.

First, I recommend running the Crucial Memory Adviser. This tool from Crucial will scan your computer and let you know your current memory setup and how much memory you can add. If you have less than 2GB of memory and you are able to bring your system memory up to or greater than 2 GB of memory, then a memory upgrade may really be able to help you regain computer speed.

Installing Memory is Pretty Easy

The great thing about a memory upgrade is that is very easy to execute on your own, even if you don’t feel that comfortable digging inside your computer case. Generally, you just need to unplug the computer, take of the cover, and snap in the new memory.  Here is a full guide on installing memory for more help.

Memory is Inexpensive

Another great thing about a memory upgrade is that generally it is a pretty cheap upgrade when considering the amount of performance you can get out of this upgrade. When I look to upgrade a computer, I usually try to see what kind of upgrade I can get for under $100. If I can’t add that much memory for under $100, then I may think about a new computer. However, if I am able to go from 1 GB to 4GB for $100 or less, for example, then I would do this before buying a new PC. There have been many times when I have been able to help a friend or family memory improve their PC performance significantly for less than $50. I would consider this well worth it when the alternative is a new PC for hundreds of dollars.

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