When your computer is crashing all the time, you might run out of cuss words to use. And while you might be ready to take a hammer to your computer, it might be a better idea to think about what you can do to help the computer. After all, if it’s crashing all the time, it’s nothing personal – really. BIOS optimization might be something that your computer needs in order to get its old speed and vigor back. And it’s not as difficult as you might think.
Signs You Need to Optimize
The BIOS is the software that is installed on your computer before you do anything else to the system. This can be looked at as the support system for your computer. When you install a program, it is possible because of the BIOS system. When you need to optimize the system, you will begin to get signs like:
- Blue screen of death – Yes, the blue screen of death might be the first sign that you need to optimize your BIOS. You might find that in the middle of a very important project, the screen turns off and then turns blue. This is not a good thing and means the system is unstable and needs to be fixed.
- Suggestion to upgrade BIOS – Your computer is smart and knows what it needs to do in order to fix itself. When you see a suggestion to optimize or upgrade your BIOS, you should.
- Frequent crashes – Even if you don’t get any warning signs, you might begin to see your computer crash more and more. While there’s nothing wrong with this, (it does happen), if you’re crashing more than once a week, it’s time to seek out help.
Pro vs. Do It Yourself
Most of the time, you can upgrade the BIOS by following the instructions that your computer takes you to after a crash. Print these out and follow them exactly to fix your computer. Make sure to save everything ahead of time before you start. But if you’re not very computer literate or you just are concerned that your computer might not be the same after you try to fix it, you can also call up the help desk to see what you should do. They can walk you through the process or they can tell you where to bring your computer to get things all fixed up.
Time for a New Computer?
When you fix the BIOS, this doesn’t mean you’re in the clear either. While it might seem like your computer is running better, this might also be the first of many signs that you need to buy a new computer. Your computer might not be able to handle the processes you need it to run anymore. It happens. And really, do you need another reason to buy the latest computer on the market? Take this as an opportunity to get the best computer without any guilt.