While the country is under lockdown in order to reduce the number of COVID-19 Cases, many are struggling with their productivity at home, Part of the reason is Home Desktops, laptops that were neglected for ages are now being used and overused every day. While some are Gaming on it for days together, others are on the edge with work from Home workloads.
As an insight, we are getting multiple queries for things to check for upgrading their systems with limited budgets – Desktops & laptops. Also, recently there was a surge to buy new laptops. But not everyone was prepared to afford them.
We are here to help you provide alternate options on - How to improve productivity without buying a new system. Questions on hand, which you can answer as your own: 1.Why is my PC suddenly so slow?
Primary Solutions: (These can be your solutions that can be done Right away during the lockdown)
i. Use the Disk Clean-Up for getting rid of Temp files. ii. The disk can be full of the backups you took on your last working day. Manually Free some space first from the OS drive & keep backups on external drives. iii. You might have too many internet intensive apps working, which your home internet is struggling to manage. You might have to work with One software at a time. iv. If you are working with remote access, that’s an additional load on the home internet. Also, you might want to get all accesses from the server admin for better bandwidth & contact your ISP and get a plan with higher bandwidth. 2. I tried all these already, it doesn’t help. My PC still cannot manage the heavy files & Office softwares. This is the last minute and low on Budget. Do I really HAVE to get a new PC/ Laptop ? Solutions: (Can be Researched in the lockdown, ordered soon as it is lifted) i. If the bottleneck is in the hardware, there’s still no need to upgrade the entire system. Start with the low-cost ones like the RAM. ii. The shortage of Memory (RAM) capacity limits the performance. Upgrading the frequency or adding more RAM, can reduce system lags AND make softwares more responsive. iii. Here’s how to find one: For ages, Kingston Technology has built an automated Memory Search feature on its website. This is the easiest part – to find compatible memory for your system.
Kingston has Two Memory (RAM) Product Lines,
1st option is the ‘Kingston Value RAM’ (KVR)
i. This has standard specifications and works with most OEM PCs & Laptops sold today.
ii. You can use this if you don’t remember your PC’s or motherboard’s model number. Simply surf through Kingston’s ValueRam page with your requirement and the search results will give multiple options to choose from. iii. Example: You just want to upgrade to a 16GB DDR4 RAM, you search for a 16GB Kingston ValueRAM and choose any options from it. 2nd option is the ‘Kingston System-Specific’ memory (Recommended)
i. This is designed, manufactured, tested and guaranteed to work with your specific system.
ii. You will select this, if you know the motherboard or laptop model number and decide better on upgrades. Simply use the Kingston Memory Search Feature by entering details and you’ll get multiple Memory (RAM) options to choose from. These are already tested to work with your specific System. iii. Example: You have an MSI GL62M 7RDX Gaming Laptop, Kingston’s Memory Search feature will give you all RAM & SSD options that are tested to work with this laptop. The Best Part:
All Kingston Memory (RAM) has a Lifetime Warranty and
Kingston has a FREE Technical Support option for you via email, even before purchasing anything.
- Vaibhav Kulkarni
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