One of the most common ways to over exert your power supply or heat sink fan is by letting the dust build up on the blades. This can literally suffocate your computer.
Even a half millimeter of dust on the blades cuts the revolutions per minute by nearly 15% and this means your computer may run too hot.
Heat and moisture are the arch enemies of electronics, and when your machine is hot, its lifespan is shortened.
Here are a couple of things you can do to keep your Mac or PC at a moderate temperature:
- Carefully blow out the contents of your computer case every once in a while.
- Elevate your laptop off the desk so air can circulate around it.
Proper air flow to the case will maximize your fan’s ability to keep your computer at the proper temperature.
Do you notice your computer getting too hot? What do you do about it? Leave us your comments below.
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How often have you thought about your computer’s health? I doubt it’s ever crossed your mind! Most people never think about that.
Unneeded files and programs can slow your computer to a snail’s pace.
In addition, junk software is continually getting dumped on your machine, and getting rid of it makes a huge difference.
Reformatting your hard drive and installing a fresh load of Windows on your machine is a great way to ensure the health of your your system and all its files. It is the ultimate in system optimization! That will also ensure you have the latest driver for your devices, and in some cases, can help you diagnose other issues with your computer.
Do you have questions about your computer’s health? Ask them here! Leave us your questions below.
Anti-virus programs aren’t equal in ability.
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- Better designed, and
A whole lot more sophisticated than they used to be.
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There is nothing worse than settling in behind your monitor and heading off to check the news or visit your distant friends only to find you have no connection.
Before you start clicking check boxes and asking Google what your specific issue is, you should know that you can do much more harm than good by monkeying around in those settings. Read more “Communication Issues Can Be Solved With Better Networking”
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Nothing is truly as valuable as your data.
Hard drives can be replaced, nearly everything inside your computer can be replaced or upgraded, except your personal data. Don’t take risks with your personal information!
When your machine is misbehaving or must be replaced, the most important aspect of that transition is how to rescue that data and safeguard it from being lost. Read more “We CAN Recover Your Data”
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