How to Take Good Care of a Computer – it is the duty of every user to always take care of their computer properly so that the computer is not damaged and hangs. especially with a variety of new computer devices in the year of 2013, such as laptops, ipad, tabled and various kinds of sophisticated devices that are demanded by the world community.
How to Take Good Care of Your Computer- On this occasion, we will share computer tips with you on how to take care of your computer properly and of course, more durable, hassle-free, some diseases that could attack it. Computers should not only be used and used by us just like that, the computer must also be taken care of its components to maintain the computer so that it can continue to work and can continue to be used by us.
Here are the tips:
1. Close / close unnecessary programs
Every program that is loaded or run requires memory (RAM) so that the more programs that are run the more memory is consumed. This in addition can cause your computer to run slow (slow) also your computer workload becomes heavier which will eventually be able to shorten the life of components on your computer.
2. Adequate ventilation
The point is to place your monitor or CPU in such a way that the air ventilation from the wall to the monitor / CPU is wide enough and the air entering is quite smooth. Poor ventilation will cause excessive heat so that the electronic components / circuits inside will heat up quickly so that it can shorten the life of the component. Therefore, try to keep the distance between the monitor / CPU and the wall / wall at least 30 cm. If you need to install a fan in the room.
3. Install an antivirus program and update it regularly
To be able to recognize new viruses on your computer, you should update your antivirus program regularly. Viruses that have already spread on your computer can cause you to reinstall your computer. This in addition to requiring costs will also cause your hard disk to be damaged more quickly than if it is not often re-installed.
4. Uninstall or remove programs that you do not use
Hard disk space that is too much taken up will slow down the process of reading / writing your hard disk so that your computer’s workload will be heavier so that the hard disk will also be damaged quickly.
5. Use a UPS / Stabilizer.
Use a UPS to anticipate sudden power outages that can cause damage to your computer components, especially on the hard disk. If you don’t have a UPS, use a stabilizer to anticipate and stabilize the ups and downs of the power supply voltage.
6. Defrag your hard disk regularly.
The function of Defrag is to organize and sort hard disk files based on the type of file / data in such a way as to facilitate the read / write process on your computer so that your computer’s workload will also be lighter which can ultimately extend the life of the hard disk. When running this function there should be no other programs running including screensavers that are active on your computer because it will disrupt this defrag function.
7. Activate the screensaver on your computer.
Besides being aesthetic, screensaver has another important function. CRT monitors also use television phosphorus to display images. If the monitor displays the same image for a few moments, then there is phosphorus that lights up continuously. This can cause your monitor to have a problem with the image being dim / unclear. Another case if your monitor is an LCD, LED which is equipped with energy saving, then the screensaver is not needed anymore. How to activate the screensaver can be done in many ways, one of them click Start> Control Panel> Display> click the screensaver tab, then select according to taste.
8. Clean the Recycle Bin or junk files regularly
Actually the file / folder that you deleted does not disappear directly from the hard disk because it will be accommodated in advance in this Recycle Bin with the intention that one day if you still need it can restore it again. Recycle Bin that has a lot will also take up disk space which can cause hard disk readings to be slow / slow. The way to do it, in Windows Explorer> click Recycle Bin> click File> click Empty Recyle Bin
Or can run the Disk Cleanup function Click Start> System Tools> Disk Cleanup> then select the drive you want to clean> after that check the Recycle option Bin if necessary, also check the others (such as temporary files, temporary internet files), then click OK.
9. Install the ground cable
The computer case sometimes electrocutes when held, attach the ground cable to anticipate the casing electrocuted. The trick is to take the cable as long as necessary, the end of one connected to the CPU body (in the casing) while the other end is planted in the ground. This will neutralize the “stray” electric current on your computer to be lost and no longer electrocuted and this can also make the electronic components on your computer more durable and durable.
10. Do not place the Active Speaker too close to the monitor
This sounds like a normal thing to do, because in general the speaker is placed close to the left side of the monitor and the right side of the monitor to make it look more presentable. But without you realizing the magnetic field that is on the speakers will affect the monitor, the monitor color becomes uneven or brindled. We can recommend that the distance of your active speakers each left and right is 30cm so that the magnetic field on the speaker does not affect the color of your monitor.
11. Clean the motherboard & other peripherals from dust regularly
At least six months you have to do this. Open the case first then clean the motherboard and other peripherals (RAM, Video Card, Modem, Sound Card, CDR / CDRW / DVRW, fan, etc.) with a soft brush. When the computer is not in use, cover the computer (monitor, CPU, keyboard / mouse) with a cover so that dust does not easily enter your computer.