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There’s a hard-scrabble serenity to Texas Hill Country. The rustling of live oak trees and the meandering clip-clop of furry Herefordshire cattle crossing the road all that break the windy silence. But that wasn’t always true. When Stonewall, Texas native Lyndon Baines Johnson was still alive, the former president was always ready to disrupt the peace, especially when behind the wheel of his lagoon blue convertible.

High-tailing around his property in the German-made contraption, Johnson would reportedly point the car downhill toward the Pedernales River, yelling to passengers that the brakes had gone—the car couldn’t stop. It was only when they hit the water, hearts in their mouths, that his guests learned the truth: Johnson’s little craft was built for rubble and waves.

Between 1961 and 1968, Berlin mechanics built 3,878 Amphicars, which were gobbled up by aquaphilic Americans including LBJ. Though the run was limited—Ford averages 2,472 pickups sales every day—it remains the largest production of amphibious cars to date. Since its post-war peak, the fantasy of floating cars in every dock and driveway has faded, diminished by engineering issues and other impracticalities. But experts say this truly all-terrain vehicle could soon see better days.

LBJ at the wheel of his Amphicar in 1965. Wikipedia

The first amphibious cars were built by the Nazis. Volkswagen produced 14,265 Schwimmwagens (translation: swimming wagons!) between 1942 and 1944. They never saw much action, but their mere existence was enough to inspire hybridization campaigns in other nations. The United States, for example, began production on the six-wheeled DUKW. These hulking machines, referred to as “the ducks,” later made their way to military surplus sales. Some were purchased by Mel Flath of Wisconsin, who filled them with tourists, and later took his “duck tour” company nationwide.

In the 1960s, the first amphibious car for civilians rolled off the lot. The Amphicar, with a capital A, was a sleek and effective vehicle, according to Scott Brunner, president of Gordon Imports, a major Amphicar parts supplier. “There’s a lever on the floor for the propeller drive, so you just shift it into forward, let up on the clutch, and there you go,” he says. As long as he pulled the bilge plug in the bottom of the hull closed, and tightened the extra latch in each door, Johnson could pull off his little prank and remain waterproof. “When you’re going to come back out, you can re-engage the four-speed lever into first, and let the propeller go,” Brunner adds. “When the wheels hit the ground, you just drive out.”

There was just one hitch: The half-boats were built, insensibly, from steel, which rusts with extended exposure to water. By the 1970s and 80s, many Amphicars had fallen into disrepair. “Of the less than 4,000 that were manufactured, probably half of those are still around, in all conditions,” Brunner says. “As far as usable ones, it’s got to be less than 1,000.”

Though it’s counterintuitive, the number of usable Amphicars actually increases every year. “For a long time, the cars weren’t worth that much. But nowadays, the value’s gone up,” Brunner says. “People are always finding them in a barn or a back field… and now they’re being restored and brought back into usability.” Replacing parts with more modern materials, along with regular paint jobs and oil, can stave off rust. But some have given up on steel, and turned to modern amphibious cars for their boundary-breaking needs.

But boundary breaking has a price. In the United States, these dual-purpose jalopies seem to evade regulatory agencies on land and water. Since 1999, 41 people have died in duck boat incidents in the United States and Canada. This has been attributed to a lack of oversight, and some peculiarities of their design. Seat belts, for example, save hundreds of landlubbers each year, but restraints can be deadly in a boat, preventing passengers from escaping a capsized craft. Similarly, many duck boats have a canopy cover to shield tourists from the sun. The only problem is, the soft roof can act like a net when overturned in water, trapping customers even when they’re wearing life vests.

A duck boat for touring the land and waterways of Missouri. Wikimedia

Tim Dutton is a U.K.-based manufacturer who’s been bringing his own amphibious designs to the street since 1989. When I asked why we weren’t all driving boat-cars around, he says it had nothing to do with technology. “We’ve pretty well sorted it out,” he told me. Unlike their mid-century predecessors, Dutton’s vehicles are made from lightweight but durable fiberglass, a mainstay of contemporary boat-building. Modern rubbers and quality plastics fill in the gaps. And the 8-inch propeller is enclosed like the fan in a jet ski.

One thing that hasn’t changed from President Johnson’s time to ours is speed. On land, the Amphicar went 70 miles an hour, but in water, it maxed out around 6 miles an hour, or 5 knots. “The speed now is absolutely identical,” Dutton says of his crafts. That has to do with the body of the boat. Planing hulls are the fastest crafts, allowing captains to cruise across the surface of the water. Semi-displacement hulls sit in the middle. And displacement hulls, common to barges and amphibious cars, sit low in the water—sturdy but comparatively slow. “No matter how big an engine you put in a displacement hull, it’ll only go 6 miles per hour,” Dutton says.

Competitors in the amphicar space have their own tactics, with mixed results. Mike Ryan of SeaRoader has turned existing car bodies, from trucks to Lamborghinis, into water-worthy vehicles—and viral eBay sensations. From 2002 to 2003, a New Zealand-based company produced the Gibbs Aquada to great acclaim. With submerged speeds of 31 miles per hour, it enabled eccentric British billionaire Richard Branson to set a new record for crossing the English Channel. (He went from coast to coast in 1 hour 40 minutes and 6 seconds.) But, like the 2004 Swiss-made Rinspeed Splash, the Aquada was a limited concept car, and never made it to mass-production.

Trade-offs aside, Dutton and Brunner believe amphibious cars are a feat of engineering—and totally ready to ferry. (Dutton bets his life on it; the inventor can’t swim, but trusts his life to these waterproof rides all the time.) So that leaves just one explanation for the aquatic car’s failure to dominate: few people actually need a two-in-one machine.

Each year, Dutton’s company sells about 10 submersible vehicles. About half are purchased for industry uses—scientists might use them for watershed research, for example—and the other half are for pure fun. Tallied up with restored Amphicars and hobby projects, the total number of usable waterproof rods indicates just a few hundred people feel the urge to (safely) drive their car into a river at any given moment.

As for the rest of us, we’re managing to make do with separate cars and boat—at least for now. “We’ll all have them, with climate change,” Dutton predicts. “When everywhere has three feet of sea level rise, they’ll make a lot of sense.”

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The Mclaren 570S Is My Favorite Car Of 2023

The McLaren 570S is my favorite car of 2023

Only one car I reviewed in 2023 has brought my neighbors knocking on the door: the McLaren 570S. The hand-made British coupe may have had bright orange paint to help draw the eye, but even in more sober hues it’s hard to disguise a car that sits somewhere between scalpel-sharp functionality and automotive art. Yet it’s on the road that the 570S earns its place as my favorite car of the year.

Rarity works in McLaren’s favor. Yes, you get the coveting stares most exotica provoke, but there’s usually confusion in the expression too: the 570S simply isn’t as readily-identifiable as a Porsche, a Ferrari, or a Lamborghini might be. Those who do recognize the badge instantly have questions about the car.

Frankly, it’s what a supercar should look like, even if McLaren insists on drawing some artificial line and calling it a “sports car” instead. What I particularly love is the detailing. The scissor-lift doors – the 570S would have you call them “dihedral” – are an obvious parking lot pleaser, but they’re made extra-special by the hidden release button under the side sills. The trailing C-pillar buttresses are another gem, as are the neon-esque tail lamps.

It demands some of the same compromises as a supercar, too. The low, wide sills and even lower seats require focus if you’re not to set the audience the doors mustered tittering as you fall inside. The cabin is short on storage space – the glovebox is compact and the door pockets have a habit of emptying themselves when you open the doors – while the 5.3 cubic foot “frunk” is suited for a very small amount of luggage.

At the same time, the 570S is a surprisingly practical beast. The 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and seven-speed dual-clutch Seamless Shift Gearbox (SSG) may be designed for screaming performance, but they’re unexpectedly content at commuting speeds too. The carbon ceramic brakes don’t suffer awful low-speed squeal that leave many supercars sounding like they’re actually fiberglass knock-offs about to fall in half when you slow for lights.

For all the everyday usability, mind, what the 570S really, really enjoys is going screaming-fast. 562 HP and 443 lb-ft. of torque add up to a 204 mph top speed; without a track (or an unused runway) to occupy me, I couldn’t test that out. Still, the 3.1 second 0-60 mph time is more than enough to press you back into the curvaceous and supportive sports seats.

That adds up to frankly sublime steering. The 570S is nimble and poised, dancing on its metaphorical toes as the V8 adds a soundtrack that could’ve been borrowed from McLaren’s F1 stables. It’s a banshee scream, spiraling rapidly as the next corner crash-zooms into view. The engineers tame it some in Normal mode, not massively but some minor relief for your neighbors, but in Sport it lets loose beautifully.

Compared to the 650S, there’s more rawness to the driving experience when pushed. That’s predominantly down to the 570S’ more conventional suspension. Where the more expensive car has McLaren’s own Proactive Chassis Control, almost supernatural in its grace over almost any road surface, the Sport Series uses individual adaptive dampers for each wheel along with front and rear anti-roll bars.

It’s a less cosseting setup, true – you definitely feel potholes and poorly maintained asphalt in a way the 650S disguises – but it’s also more playful and engaging. Sure, you can’t bury your foot and expect the McLaren magic to transport you around corners like a rollercoaster, but being forced to consider the road conditions helped ground me in a way that the 650S didn’t demand. Sometimes, in the more expensive car, I felt a little like I was just along for the ride as the various systems did their thing. Clever? Certainly, but there’s something enjoyable about the communication between road and driver that the 570S delivers.

If there’s a flaw in McLaren’s ointment, it’s that the same communication doesn’t necessarily continue into the infotainment system. IRIS, as it’s dubbed, is another homegrown system, but unlike the mechanical prowess shown by the 570S’ chassis and suspension, the 7-inch portrait-aspect touchscreen can be frustrating. The navigation is sluggish, while the menus are bemusing in their complexity; at one point the whole system just crashed completely, and stayed that way until I shut the car down and restarted it.

Bugs in McLaren cars don’t come as much of a surprise, though the rest of the cabin does much better. The bright, full-color display for the driver is well laid out and communicative, its graphics shifting according to which drive modes you have the powertrain and handling in. The steering wheel is slim and contoured, easily gripped, and McLaren simply nails the key ergonomics. The bespoke switchgear is beguilingly tactile. I only wish it was easier to trigger the front suspension lift for navigating trickier curbs, since right now you spend far too much time jabbing frantically at the stalk.

Do you care about economy? McLaren says you’ll see 16 mpg in the city, 23 on the highway, and 19 combined. I drove with nary a thought given to frugality and got 13.4 mpg. It’s hard to imagine anybody buying it will care much either.

That’s because, though it may be more affordable than the 650S, the 570S still isn’t a cheap car. The starting price of $184,900 puts it squarely in R8 territory, atop which this Ventura Orange (a $4,150 paint option) example lands a $3,660 sports exhaust, 5-spoke lightweight forged wheels ($3,720), the carbon fiber exterior pack ($9,380), and McLaren Design interior trim ($2,990). Another $6,530 for the Lux Pack with its B&W audio system, electric steering column, electric and heated seats, and soft close doors, and – with the $2,500 transportation charge for bringing it over from Blighty – you’re looking at $218,030

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Honestly, though, I’d have the 570S over a 911 Turbo S, or an R8, or the achingly-clever NSX. All are handsome and potent, but the combination of nimbleness and shrieking power, plus the sharp design and conversation-starting nameplate give it a winning charm that I would gladly see on my driveway. Sadly my wallet isn’t deep enough for that, but it is all enough to make the McLaren 570S my favorite car of 2023.

Review: Spotify’s Car Thing Provides A Carplay

Apple and Google’s car strategy revolves around CarPlay and Android Auto. Is there room for another entrant? Spotify thinks so, and it’s released its Car Thing (yes, that’s the actual name) that can be added onto any car that supports Bluetooth or AUX inputs. I’ve been spending more time using Spotify lately, so I purchased it to compare it to CarPlay. Keep reading to learn more about it.

Installation process

The actual hardware is much smaller than I expected, but that’s not a negative. It reminds me of the external XM Radio unit I had in the early 2000s. It can be mounted in multiple ways, but I found the easiest to the CD tray adaptor. I still remember when having a CD player in a car was something you had to pay extra to have, and we’ve come full circle where it’s just a way to mount newer technology in your vehicle. The other included options are the air vent mount and dash mount.

Once it’s mounted in your car, you’ll need to plug the car adaptor into your car DC plug. Included in the box is a USB C to USB-A braided cord that plugs into the included DC plug. My car has a built-in USB-A plug, but Car Things refused to operate when plugged into it. Instead, it displayed a message about using the included DC plug.

Car Thing setup Using Car Thing

As a CarPlay user, I wasn’t sure what to expect when using Car Thing, but I went into it expecting it to be the best way to use Spotify in the car.

It includes four buttons on top of the hardware that act as presets to your favorite podcast, albums, playlists, radio stations, etc. Setting them is no different than how you’d put your favorite radio station in your built-in car radio. So, for example, if you want your Discover Weekly mix as preset 1, start playing the playlist, and press & hold button 1 until it sets. I find this aspect of Car Thing to be the best way to use it.

The best way to use the product is the preset buttons on the top, though. Find your favorite playlists and add them to the presets and let that be the way you change tracks directly from Car Thing. Otherwise, it’s easier to find that specific album or podcast from the iPhone app before you start driving.

Even if you don’t use Car Thing to change the content that’s playing, the screen is still a great way to see what’s playing while you’re driving.

Car Thing vs. CarPlay

If you have CarPlay built into your car, the Spotify CarPlay app is a much better experience. If you don’t have CarPlay, I recommend the Intellidash Pro over Spotify’s option. It’s more expensive, but it’s an overall better experience.

So who’s the product ideal for? It’s ideal for someone who wants to spend less than $100 for a customized Spotify experience in a car. Is it better than CarPlay? I don’t think so, but it’s solid hardware for only $79.99. It’s easy to install and a nice add-on for a Spotify-only experience in the car.

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Volkswagen’S Cheapest Car Is Rising To Its Big 2023 Challenge

Volkswagen’s cheapest car is rising to its big 2023 challenge

Volkswagen has revealed the 2023 Jetta, and with recent discontinuations the automaker’s cheapest model in the US has a lot resting on it. VW recently confirmed it would be cutting the base Golf and the Passat from its North American line-up, paring back some of its more value-focused cars as it pushes electrification in the ID. range.

So, the current VW Golf and VW Passat are the last of their breed, in the US at least. The 2023 Jetta will try to occupy the space that once took three models, along with its 2023 Jetta GLI sibling.

To do that, Volkswagen will have four different 2023 Jetta trims, each with a new engine and more active safety tech. There’ll be a new 2023 Jetta Sport trim, for those wanting a more aggressive appearance but without a big uptick in price. A rarity in the auto world right now, a six-speed manual transmission will be offered, too.

Under the hood, the 2023 Jetta will use the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that Volkswagen adopted in the VW Taos crossover. That’s good for 158 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It’ll also be more efficient, the automaker claims, with more low-end torque, and can be paired with either the manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic.

The 2023 Jetta GLI will stick with a 2.0-liter engine. That’ll offer 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, and come with the six-speed manual as standard. VW’s seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic will be an option, while the electronically-controlled limited-slip differential and DCC adaptive damping will be standard.

New for 2023, it’ll also be spreading to at least some models in the regular Jetta line-up. The new 2023 Jetta Sport will have the electronic differential lock and 17-inch dark graphite alloy wheels as standard, together with a blacked-out grille, mirror caps and window trim, a black headliner, and unique cloth sport seats. It’ll sit just above the base 2023 Jetta S, undercutting – and replacing – the old Jetta R-Line.

Outside, the front and rear bumpers are redesigned, while LED headlamps and DRLs are standard. The top-trim Jetta, and Jetta GLI, get projector LEDs. Inside, the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with an 8-inch display is now standard on all Jetta trims; the GLI upgrades to a 10-inch Digital Cockpit Pro version. 4G LTE with WiFi hotspot is standard, as is rhombus cloth seats; top Jetta trims and the GLI get MIB3 infotainment with wireless charging and wireless App-Connect.

It’s active safety tech where things take a big step forward. All 2023 Jetta models get front assist, blind spot warnings, and rear traffic alerts. IQ.DRIVE – with forward collision warnings and autonomous emergency braking plus pedestrian monitoring, active blind spot monitor, lane-keeping assistance, and adaptive cruise control – is optional on the low-end Jetta and then standard from the mid-trim and up.

Volkswagen is yet to confirm pricing for the 2023 Jetta and 2023 Jetta GLI, though the current models start at $18,995 and $26,345 respectively. We’ll know more closer to their arrival in US dealerships, which VW says it expects in Q4 2023.

Can Chatgpt Do My Homework?

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Whether you are a student or just a bit curious, you may be wondering, can ChatGPT do my homework? To be honest, there is no reason why ChatGPT can’t do your homework. But, whether it can do it well is another story.

ChatGPT is a very powerful and versatile online AI chatbot. You can quite literally ask the model anything and it will generate a text response to answer your request.

There are headlines about the model’s ability to write degree-level essays, pass university exams and succeed in Google’s coding interview. It is pretty clear that this AI model is very capable but should you use it for your homework?

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ChatGPT homework examples

To see how well ChatGPT would respond to homework questions, we put the model to the test. We first asked the AI to answer a pretty straightforward high-school physics question.

PC Guide: “A box exerts a force of 100N on a table. The pressure on the table is 15 N/m². Calculate the area of the box that is in contact with the table.”

ChatGPT: “The pressure on the table can be calculated using the equation: pressure = force/area. So, the area of the box in contact with the table can be calculated as: area = force/pressure = 100 N / 15 N/m² = 6.67 m².”

So ChatGPT managed to answer this question correctly and showed its working, which is what most educators are looking for. Let’s look at another example. We decided to ask ChatGPT an essay-style question to see its versatility.

PC Guide: “Write an essay about the theme of love in Romeo and Juliet.”

ChatGPT: “Love is a central theme in William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet.” The play is a classic example of young love, a love that is passionate, intense, and ultimately tragic. Shakespeare’s depiction of love in the play is both realistic and romantic, capturing the complex emotions that come with love, both positive and negative….”

We have cut down ChatGPT’s response here, but you get the idea. From what it seems, ChatGPT definitely has the intelligence and capability to do high-school-level homework – at least.

Should ChatGPT do my homework?

It is quite obvious that Chat GPT has the ability to do your homework and it can do it pretty well. The issue with using ChatGPT is that it is technically academic dishonesty.

Using the model’s answers and passing them off as your own goes against the academic integrity rules set by your school or university. So using ChatGPT can be considered cheating.

Additionally, OpenAI has already said that ChatGPT is not always accurate or correct. Taking the AI bot’s words to be true could firstly land you a bad score, but also expose you for using the model.

Recently, AI detectors have become increasingly available, so you need to be aware that your teachers or professors can run your submissions through AI classifier software.

Is ChatGPT safe to use for assignments?

To be honest, we don’t recommend using ChatGPT to complete your assignments. We understand that it is tempting, but by doing so, you do risk getting caught. The thing is, ChatGPT is not always correct which could actually land you a bad mark too.

Let’s look at safety. As time has passed more and more AI detectors have been developed so assessors and teachers can now investigate your submissions. Despite not being 100% accurate, these tools are out right now so your teachers can use them to sniff out AI-generated assignments.

If you do desire to still use ChatGPT there is no harm in leveraging the AI bot to help you make an essay plan or even help you decide on a topic for your assignment.

Does ChatGPT give the same answer to everyone?

According to some sources, when multiple users ask ChatGPT the same question, they almost always get the same answer. There may be a few word differences, but they will be nearly identical.

Final Thoughts

So can ChatGPT do your homework? In short, yes it can in some regards… But, should you use ChatGPT for your homework? It’s up to you, but probably not.

There are various risks with using this language model as your homework fairy godmother, so you must act with caution in what you use it for.

In our expert opinion, we do not recommend using ChatGPT for homework because the consequences after getting caught could be pretty serious.

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Why Is My Pc Slow?

Had we a nickel for every time a friend, loved one, or random stranger asked us, “What’s slowing down my PC?” we could shutter PCWorld and retire to live comfortably on a small, secluded island. But since no such deluge of small coins seems likely, we’ll instead outline some methods you can use to troubleshoot unexpected slowness on your PC, free of charge.

Of course, systems differ, software differs, and your specific system’s history is unique, so we aren’t in a position to pinpoint the source of your problem. Nevertheless, we can give you some generally helpful hints that you can use to dig out of the mess.

Know Your Hardware

It’s important to know what hardware your desktop or laptop PC contains. Don’t run for a screwdriver or some third-party program (though CPU-Z is pretty handy for the nitty-gritty details) to figure this out: If you built your PC, you should know what’s in it. If you bought it, look up the manufacturer specs online. Easy enough, right?

Second, understanding your hardware will allow you to target issues that you can look up within Windows itself. For example, suppose that you pull up the Task Manager (press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, and select Task Manager) and discover that your system has only has 2GB of physical RAM listed in the Performance tab. But you also know from checking the specs that your system shipped with 4GB of RAM. Conclusion: Perhaps your sudden slowdown is the result of a bad stick of memory. You can apply similar reasoning to an underclocked CPU, to missing capacity (or drives) within a storage array, and even to the absence of specific components that you’d expect to see on your system (Lost your optical drive? Maybe your motherboard is on its last legs, and its demise is affecting your overall performance in some way.)

If could choose between a free 1998 model car or a free 2011 edition of the same vehicle, which would you pick? The newer one, obviously–but for some reason many people don’t employ the same logic when it comes to their PC’s operating system, software, and hardware.

There are three major kinds of updates you can apply to your PC. Software updates are newer versions of the applications currently installed on your computer; some companies notify you of their availability via tiny icons in your taskbar or via pop-up windows within the application itself. Driver updates are the specific pieces of software that allow Windows to communicate with one of your system’s hardware devices. Firmware updates relate to application-level software programs stored on a device’s memory–the “brains” of your camera or wireless router, for example.

Why are these important? Because the updates that affect your software and hardware could influence your system’s performance on various tasks. Remember the slow file transfers that plagued the release version of Windows Vista? Microsoft corrected them with its huge Service Pack 1 update for the OS. Another example: More than 15 driver updates have been released for the Radeon HD 5870 graphics board since its official launch in September 2009; and depending on the game being played, these can boost your system’s frame rates by 2 to 38 percent.

Before you start worrying about exotic methods of bringing a sluggish computer up to speed, make sure that your system’s hardware and software have the latest available updates. When you fire up the latest versions of each, you may find that the problem vanishes.

Speed Up With the Scientific Method

If you’ve noticed a sudden slowdown when using a particular application or when performing some specific PC process, review what you’ve done since the last time the program performed perfectly.

If your Web browser’s ability to render pages has slowed to a crawl, for example, pay attention to how many tabs you have open and what those tabs contain. Have you installed any add-ons to your browser lately? Did your computer crash during a recent Internet surfing sessions (suggesting that it may be time for you to fully uninstall/reinstall your browser)?

If you want to multitask or play games, but your system is delivering significantly worse speeds than you’re accustomed to seeing, look for causes methodically. Is an application (or errant program) running in the background and eating up your system resources? Pull up Windows’ task manager and check your available memory and CPU usage. Are you background-downloading a huge file on Steam or uTorrent that’s sapping your bandwidth and making your online gaming stuttery? Have you not booted up your system for some time, and is it automatically running various virus scans, file backups, Windows updates, and who knows what else? Check, check, check!

And don’t forget Occam’s razor: When multiple explanations are possible, the simplest one is the most likely to be correct. In this case of system slowdowns, the likeliest culprit is you. What have you done that might make your system act sluggish? And short of a full system reinstall (or Windows System Restore), what can you do to reverse your most recent actions?

Let Windows Help You

Before you run out and plunk down your hard-earned cash for software apps that promise to speed up your system (FYI: they don’t), consider using the free diagnostics tools within Windows Vista or Windows 7.

First, consult the ‘Performance Information and Tools’ section in the Control Panel. Within it, you’ll find an Advanced link that links to all of the operating system’s flashier performance-related utilities. To compare the Windows-dictated speed of your system in its original, brand-new incarnation with Windows’ assessment of your system’s performance now, rerun the Windows Experience Index.

The Performance Monitor is a real-time method for looking at how your PC is using its hardware and system resources. Though it’s more descriptive than diagnostic, it might point you in the right direction to identify your system’s performance bottleneck.T o cut to the chase, fire up Windows’ official System Health Report. The OS will scan your activity for 60 seconds and then offer you suggestions for maximizing your system’s capabilities.

The ideal quick-fix supertool would scan your system, eliminate the junk that’s that’s bogging it down, and give you a fresh and speedy computing environment that would last for months to come. Technically, that operation exists; it’s called a wipe and reinstall of your Windows OS. Short of this drastic measure, however, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for transforming a sluggish system into a speedy one. The underlying problem could be a hardware issue, a lack-of-hardware issue, a software issue, an operating system issue, or a random unknown issue.

But by following the tips and suggestions in this article, you’ll have some tricks and tools to use in tackling a system that’s running slow. You may not have the ideal fix for every situation, but at least you’ll know how and where to look for one.

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