How to Properly Care for a Computer so That it Lasts

It is the duty of every user to always take good care of his computer so that the computer is not damaged and hangs. Especially with the various new computing devices in 2020, such as laptops, iPads, tablets, and various sophisticated devices that are in great demand by the world community. Computers should not be used and only used by us just like that, computers must be cared for on their components to keep the computer working and can continue to be used by us.

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1. Care with Close Unneeded Programs

The first way to properly maintain a computer is to close unneeded programs. Each program that is loaded requires RAM memory, so the more programs that are run, the more memory is consumed.

With this, besides being able to cause your computer to run slowly, your computer’s workload becomes heavier.

In the end will be able to shorten the life of the components on your computer.

2. Install Adequate CPU Ventilation

The point of these computer tips is that you place the monitor and CPU in the air vent from the wall to the monitor / CPU wide enough and the air flows quite smoothly.

Poor ventilation will cause excessive heating, so that the component circuit will be fast, so heat can shorten the life of the component. Therefore, ensure that there is at least 30 cm between the CPU and the monitor.

3. Install Antivirus Programs and Periodic Updates

To be able to recognize new viruses on your computer you must update your antivirus program regularly. Viruses that have spread on your computer can cause you to reinstall your computer.

In addition, it will also cause your hard drive to become damaged more easily than if you don’t reinstall often.

4. Remove Programs You Don’t Use

Removing programs that you don’t use is one way to properly care for your computer. A full disk space will slow down the process of reading or writing the drive, so that your computer’s workload will be heavier so that the hard drive will be more susceptible to damage.

5. Use UPS / Stabilizer

Use a UPS to anticipate blackouts / sudden shutdowns that can cause damage to your computer components, especially the hard drive.

If you don’t have a UPS, use a stabilizer to anticipate and stabilize power supply voltage fluctuations.

6. Defragment Hard Drive Regularly

Defragment function is to organize files based on the type of data on the hard disk. In this way, it can facilitate the read / write process on your computer so that your computer’s workload will also be lighter. In the end it can extend the life of your hard drive.

The trick is to click the Start menu> Programs> Accessories> System Tools> Disk Defragmenter .

When performing this function, no other programs, including screensavers, should be running on your computer because it will interfere with the function of the defragment program.

7. Clean Recycle Bin and Junk Files Regularly

Actually the files / folders that you delete will not disappear from the hard disk because they will be accommodated in the Recycle Bin for a while while you still need to restore them.

A lot of Recycle Bin will take up hard disk space which may cause slow hard disk reading.

You can delete files in the recycle bin in the Windows Explorer menu> click Recycle Bin> click File> click Empty Recycle Bin .

Or you can run the Disk Cleanup function How to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup > then select the drive you want to clean. After that check the Recycle Bin option if necessary, then click OK.

8. Install the Ground Cable

Sometimes we like to be surprised when holding the CPU casing, because of static electricity. Install the ground wire to prevent static electricity in the CPU case.

The trick is to take the length of the cable as needed, one end is connected to the CPU body (casing) while the other end is planted on the floor/wall.

This action will neutralize the “stray” electric current on your computer to be lost and no longer be electrocuted and can also make your computer’s electronic components more durable and long lasting.

9. Don’t Place Active Speakers Too Close To The Monitor

Tips and tricks on how to properly care for a computer, this one sounds like a normal thing to do, because in general the speakers are placed near the monitor on the left and right sides of the monitor to make it look neater.

But without you knowing it, the magnetic field on the monitor speakers will affect the color of the monitor to be uneven or grainy. May we suggest that you activate speakers that are 30cm each on the left and right so that the magnetic field on the speakers does not affect the color of your monitor.

10. Clean CPU Periodically

Over time, usually there will be dust inside the CPU. Moreover, if it has been used for a long time, the accumulated dust layer can be quite thick. This can make your computer components hotter, which in turn is more prone to damage. As much as possible periodically clean the dust from inside your PC. Use a vacuum cleaner or brush to clean it properly.

Here are some light tips for caring for and maintaining your computer to make it more durable in use. I hope this helps.