In my last post I wrote about souping up your computer as if it were a hot rod. It was a good excuse to post some pictures of muscle cars which is always nice but let's take a minute to talk about why it's a good idea to optimize your computer.
In one sense, having a fast computer is kind of like having a quick little roadster; it leads you to enjoy life more. Being able to surf the Internet quickly and easily is the information superhighway version of tooling through the countryside in an open top roadster, taking turns and accelerating on the straightaways. You can go where you want to, when you want to go there.
Having a slow computer on the other hand is like driving a 1969 Volkswagon bus up an incline. It's a slow, at times drudgerous process and often you feel broken down and stranded by the side of the road.
The good news is you don't need a new computer to go from feeling like your driving the '69 micro-bus to the open top Jag XKE. You can optimize your computer's speed often just by clearing the server and removing spyware and adware that's bogging down your system. Last week I mentioned MaxMySpeed.com and I must admit that since I ran the software my own computer feels like I just dropped a supercharger under the hood.
If you want to get out of the slow lane you need to find out what's holding your computer back. At the very least you should look into the free diagnostic they offer at MaxMySpeed and see if your computer is in need of help.