Speed Up My PC is designed to help your speed up your Windows installation and your computer to help them run more efficiently. As long as we have had PCs, there have been solutions that attempt to squeeze a bit more performance out of your existing system. One way to overcome this problem is through newer pieces of hardware. A faster CPU, more RAM and a beefier video card can work wonders. An alternative is to install software that attempts to speed up or stabilize Windows, memory or hard drive usage. I'll forgo a full historical review of these applications and instead sum up the basic problem and solution.
Windows and its predecessor, DOS, have been plagued with less than optimal abilities to handle memory and multitasking applications. These problems result in slow operation and system crashes. Software solutions aim to optimize the use of memory and hardware to address some of Windows’ inherent flaws. Another way to look at it is from a people perspective. Although you could upgrade a person’s hardware (give them a new brain), it is quite costly (and impossible with today’s technology). It's simply more efficient to teach them better ways of remembering or processing information. Although computer hardware upgrades are more viable, they can still be costly.