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Slow Computer? This May Be Why!

Has your computer started to slow down since you first purchased it? Tried to look online and see why your computer may be running slow but couldn’t find a solid answer? At Chipheads Computer Repair, slow computers are a common problem we address. Today, we’re discussing common reasons your computer may be slowing down and what you can do to address it. Have additional questions? Interested in scheduling an appointment with our Richfield computer repair shop? Want a free repair estimate? Reach out to Chipheads Computer Repair today, we would be happy to assist with any of your needs.

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Although it may seem like we are at a point where our computers can do a million tasks at once, this unfortunately isn’t the case. As you open up programs and even browser tabs, these tasks require more memory. Eventually, your computer runs out of available memory, resulting in a stuttering/slower device.

We recommend closing any programs/browser tabs you may not be using. This can free up memory for your computer to use, providing a better experience.


Malware and virus infections are another common problem that can severely slow down a computer’s performance. While many viruses/malware make themselves known right off the bat, others may hide in the background wreaking havoc on the device.

We recommend always having malware/virus protection installed on your device and running frequent scans to make sure your device is clean.

Startup Applications

Does your computer seem to start up really slowly? Certain applications/programs actually launch when you start your computer, slowing down the process at the same time. You can see these startup programs by searching for Startup Apps.

We recommend disabling the startup of any applications that you don’t need immediately. You can open up these programs as you need them instead of slowing down the startup process of your device.

Device Needs A Reboot

We often hear people say that they leave their desktop and/or laptop computer running pretty much constantly. This can slow your computer down in the short term and long term. The more your device is on, the more the hardware gets used. Computer hardware does not last forever and will eventually start to experience problems. We recommend restarting your device often and turning it off when not in use.

Contact Chipheads Computer Repair in Richfield, MN Today

Computer running slowly? Think you may need professional help? Contact our computer repair shop in Richfield today to schedule your appointment, we’d be happy to get you added to our schedule and provide a free repair estimate. You can bring your device in, we can work on it remotely in some cases, or even come right to your location/business to provide repairs.


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