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Are Often Forgotten Ways to Taking Care your Computer

Caring for both computer software and hardware is very important we do regularly. Here are some tips to keep your computer performance:

1. Defrag your hard disk regularly.
Disk Defragmenter works to organize and sort your files by type hard drive such a way that will ease the process of read / write which causes the workload will be lighter and can extend the life of the hard disk.

To perform the Disk Defragmenter:
click the Start menu> Programs>
Accesories> System Tools> Disk Defragmenter
When running this function there can be no other programs running including screen saver because it would disrupt the function of this defrag.

2. Activate screensaver

In addition to the aesthetic character, the screensaver has another important function. CRT television also use phosphor to display images. If the monitor displays the same image for a while then there is phosphorus that burns continuously. This can lead to problems which the monitor image is dimmed / less clear. Another case, if your monitor is LCD, an LED that has been equipped with energy saving, the screensaver is not needed anymore.

To activate the screensaver can be done in many ways, usually we can change the screen saver with,  click Start> Control Panel> Display> Screensaver tab, then select according to your tastes.

3. Adequate ventilation

Place the monitor and CPU in such a way that the ventilation air to and from the monitor / CPU quite smoothly. Poor ventilation will cause overheating, so components / electronic circuit in it will become hot quickly so that it can shorten the life of the component. Therefore, make sure the distance between the monitor or CPU with a minimum of 30 cm wall. If you need to plug the fan in the room.

4. Use a UPS or Power Stabilizer.

Use a UPS for power failure to anticipate a sudden that can cause damage to the hard disk. If he had no UPS, use the Power Stabilizer to anticipate the rise and fall of electric voltage.

5. Close programs that are not useful

Each program is loaded or run requires memory (RAM) so that more programs that run more and more memory is consumed. This is in addition can cause a slow computer also gets heavier workload which can ultimately shorten the life of computer components.

6. Install an anti virus program and update regularly

To be able your Anti Virus can recognize a new virus, is very recommended to you to always make update your anti virus program regularly. If a virus already spreading in your computer some cases it can make you should be re-install your computer again, or make you lost some  important file.

7. Clean the Recycle Bin on a regular basis

Actually the files and folders that we deleted from the hard drive does not disappear because it will be accommodated in the Recycle Bin first was with the intention that someday if you still need it you can return again. Recycle Bin which has many, will take up disk space that can cause the reading of hard disk so slow. For that you need to clean up your computer Recycle Bin
You can clean up your Recycle Bin with  run Windows Explorer> click on the Recycle Bin> click File> click Empty Bin Recycle.
Or you can run the Disk Cleanup function
Click Start> Program> Accessories> System Tools> Disk Cleanup>  then select the drive you want cleaned up.

8. Active Speacker Do not place too close to the monitor

Because of the magnetic field that existed at the monitor,  speakers will affect the color of the monitor becomes uneven or mottled.

9. Uninstall or remove programs that are not useful

Too much hard drive space taken up will slow down the read / write drive so that the workload will be heavier so that the disk will be broken.

10. Clean the motherboard and other peripherals from the dust on a regular basis

At least every six months you are recommended to do this way (clean up computer). Firstly open your CPU casing and then clean the motherboard and other peripherals (RAM, Video Card, Modem, Sound Card, CDR / CDRW / DVRW, TV Tuner) with a soft brush. Close your computer when the computer is not used a computer (monitor, CPU, keyboard and mouse) with a cover, so that dust does not easily fit into a computer.

11. Connect the ground cable

If when you touch your CPU, you feel electric shocks, it means you need to make the grounding for your PC, take the cable with a length as necessary, the tip of an entity associated with the CPU (the casing) while the other is planted in the soil. This would be neutralizing the electric current should not flow to the outer (casing) so that it can make a more durable electronic components.

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