If you have a Core i3 Windows computer for the first time, then you have to low your expectation to the computer performance. After all, Core i3 processor only has two cores, which means the computer can work on more than one task at a time less efficiently than Core i5 or i7 processor.

Meanwhile, Windows 7 is already less responsive operating system than its descendants, but there are tweaks and changes you can make to speed up Windows 7. So, is there any chance to speed up Windows 7 computer with Intel Core i3?  Luckily, by reading this article and implementing some of the suggestions, you can increase the performance of Windows 7 computer with Core i3 in a very short period of time.


Step 1 Adjust Virtual Memory first

Lacking enough memory is a universal feature of old devices. Managing virtual memory can not only improve performance but also prevents program crashes when all RAM is in use.

->Open Start menu and type appearance and performance in the search box, select the first option Adjust appearance and performance.

->A window pop out and select Advance tab, click change.

->Uncheck “Automatically……” and click the drive system is installed on select custom size.

->Set initial and maximum size to the value recommended by windows.


Step 2 Use Disk Cleanup

Freeing up disk space on your computer will definitely help your computer run faster. The Disk Cleanup is a tool in Windows that removes temp files, cleans your recycle bin and other useless system files that you may no longer need. To use the disk cleanup tool in Windows:

->Open Start menu, type Disk Cleanup in the Search Box, and click on Disk Cleanup.

->Click on the hard drive that you want to clean up.

->On the Disk Cleanup Tab, click the check boxes for all of the files that you want to remove, click Ok.


Step 3 Run Disk Defragment

Defragging fragments on the hard disk could reduce the activity and loading time to access the files and programs.

->Open Start menu, type Disk Defragmenter in the Search Box, and click on Disk Defragmenter.

->Select the Hard Drive on your computer that you would like to Defragment.

->Click Optimize.


Step 4 Avoid Bloatware

Bloatware comes in different forms, like Adobe Reader. They are harmless, though; they can slow down your system and take up space on your hard drive.

->Go to Control Panel and find Programs and Features, scroll down the list to uninstall the unnecessary software.


Step 5 Perform Regular Maintenance

If you find that its ailment is just old age, keep doing regular maintenance. Using Neptune SystemCare Ultimate, the PC optimization tuneup utility, for you 10-year-old machine won’t make it run super-fast, but it will make sure that it's running in tip top shape all the time.

Everyday PC Checkup with one click and other features on weekly regular basis can speed up your Core i3 computer with Windows 7, but also make it last longer.


As for adding an SSD to a Core i3 Windows 7 computer, it depends on how long you would like to use this computer. If it’s less than two years, you can save your money for next generation. Because your computer may be too old to fit up the SSD, it would be a big waste if it’s not. It seems like more reliable to spend on the system utility.