Sunday, June 6, 2010

Ways to Take Good Care of Your Computer

As I mentioned in my last post that our personal computer at home broke down and we thought that we would need to buy a new CPU which would cost around maybe P12,000.  Thank God, He sent a friend who himself volunteered to see if our CPU can still be fixed.  He brought our CPU to the computer repair shop and they were able to fix it for P1,200 only.  What savings!  But we needed to wait 2 days more because they accidentally plugged the CPU in 220 volts without changing the dual-volt switch to 220 volts, so the power supply was broken.  Anyway, glad that our computer is now fixed.

Since basically, it was our fault that our computer broke down, overused it - almost running it 24 hours a day, I'm listing here some of the Ways to Take Good Care of Your Computer.
  • Get protection for your computer like anti-virus, anti-spyware and put firewall on your computer especially if you use your computer for internet connection.  There are free versions you can install, just Google search for them.
  • Clean your computer.  Wipe off the dust accumulates on the CPU, monitor and keyboard.  Dust clogs the vents behind your computer which contributes to its heating up.   Microsoft provides a step-by-step guide how to clean properly your computer unit.
  • Keep food and drinks away from your computer.  You may accidentally spill some of it on your computer and that's not good at all.
  • Provide a proper ventilation for your computer.  If the place is not cool enough, the unit may overheat and fry some of the computer parts, just like what happened to our computer.
  • Lastly, give your computer a rest.  Though I've heard some say that it is all right to keep it on for long periods of time, it is necessary to give it time to rest. Overwork leads to inefficiency as they say.  Make a schedule of time of use.  That is what we are implementing now, since we are 6 in the family who are using one computer.  Don't forget to turn it off.  That is what happens sometimes, especially when we're waiting to download something.
Hope this list helps you as well.  If you have more ideas, do share it with us.  God bless.

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