On this occasion, I will share about how to take care of a computer. Love your computer as you love yourself. For more details, let’s just peel it off.
How to Take Care of a Computer or Computer Maintenance Tips, especially the CPU will usually only be done after a complaint or damage occurs. I think it is quite right. In its use, computer maintenance should be carried out regularly both on the CPU and monitor. Actually there are some basic things that we often forget about how to take care of a computer or computer or PC maintenance tips, which can cause damage to the computer.
First seen from the hardware point of view:
- Concentration of dust that sticks to the device inside the CPU or Monitor. Especially on a computer (PC) that is placed in an open space. High dust concentrations will cause the connection to the peripheral socket to be interrupted. In addition, during the rainy season or humid temperatures, the dust will absorb moisture and act like a conductor that can be short-circuited (shorted). In addition, it also causes the insulator layer on the PCB to peel off, causing corrosion of the copper line. If this happens, then computer maintenance will be more difficult because there is no other way but to replace peripherals.
- Cooling. On some types of computers, especially old school computers, the processor temperature is quite high but has a cooling method that I feel is still lacking
- Disproportionate hard disk space. An 80GB hard drive is certainly disproportionate if there are only 2 partitions of 40GB each, C and D. For a good hard drive partitioning is C:40% and D:60%.
- Installation of peripherals that do not fit or are less sturdy. Usually this often happens on locally assembled PCs. Often how to install the motherboard or other peripherals with screws that are incomplete or not tight enough. This is often overlooked in how to care for or computer maintenance tips. This can be fatal
- How to install the device in a socket that is not firmly attached, meaning less stable or less sleeppp … this can also be fatal.
- Power Supply Condition. It often escapes attention when we take care of the computer. In prolonged use, most power supplies will experience cracks in the soldering of their components.
- Insufficient Power Supply Capacity
- Not Using Stavolt. Many people underestimate the use of stavolts as well as the selection of the type and quality of stavolt
- Room temperature. The ideal room temperature for a PC is around 19 degrees Celsius
- Electricity that often drops / turns off or lacks power. This will cause the computer to shut down suddenly without the shutdown process
- The physical condition of the solder, this is specific to the Monitor. Most monitor damage is caused by cracked or loose solder due to age and heat generated during use. This is also what is almost certainly overlooked in how to maintain a computer or computer or PC maintenance tips
The second is seen from the software point of view:
- Incompatibility of OS, applications and data volume with the specifications of the computer used.
- Often play heavy games.
- Virus. The existence of a virus can cause slow access to the computer and damage to the system or data. Even in extreme conditions can cause the computer to hang / hang. If it’s stuck there is no other way than pressing the Restart button on the CPU. If this happens often, the CPU will automatically die without the ShutDown process, which means it will shorten the life of the computer, especially the hard drive. Usually the virus is transmitted through Flashdisk and the Internet for PCs that are often connected to the Internet. In addition, the selection of anti-virus tips that are not appropriate can also affect computer performance.
By knowing the things above, to anticipate it, it is necessary to do how to take care of the computer or computer or PC maintenance tips in total as follows:
- Clean the dust that sticks to the motherboard and other peripherals on the inside of the CPU with a medium and small paint brush for narrow nooks and crannies. Do it also on the Power Suply by opening the case/box of the power supply first and pay attention to the soldering iron whether it needs to be re-soldered.
- Use high pressure air (compressor) so that the peripherals are completely clean of dust. Or simply with a Hair Dryer (hair dryer). But remember to set it at a low temperature so that the peripherals don’t melt.
- Remove and reinstall the peripheral sockets. This is to ensure a perfect connection to the peripheral connectors… just once for every PC maintenance.
- Remember, do not use Contact Cleaner liquid in cleaning peripheral connector sockets because this is a big mistake. Contact Cleaner liquid is very difficult (very long) to dry and actually makes it easy for dust to stick.
- Pay attention to how to install the motherboard and other peripherals whether there are screws that are still lacking or loose. Complete and tighten the screws
- Adjust the OS and Applications to the specifications of the computer and do not store too large data on the hard disk. this will make PC performance worse
- Make a proportional hard disk partition. For example, an 80GB hard drive with no more than 5GB of C used space, it would be better if we create 3 partitions with 10GB for C, 35GB for D and 35GB for E. Thus, access to the system and data loading will be faster.
- Don’t use your PC for heavy games unless your computer is designed for gaming. If you are a game maniac, just use the Playstation.
- Use the appropriate antivirus and always update, if necessary update every day… I like to use Avira Professional 9.0, which is free…. The important thing is to update at least every 5 days… With an antivirus that is always updated, it will make it easier for you to take care of your computer or how to care for your computer or PC.
- Use a quality stavolt. There are so many cheap and cheap stavolts that can only anticipate narrow changes in PLN voltage. Usually stavolt like this although physically standard size but very light and not convincing. I tend to choose a stavolt with a servo motor because it has good stabilization. However there is also a Relay system Stavolt which is good but now it seems very hard to get.
- Use Air Conditioning for PCs… or if that’s not possible, it can be compensated by installing Cooling Fins and Extra Cooling Fans if the processor temperature is deemed too high above 36 degrees Celsius. This is especially the case on old-school computers.
- At certain times do a hard disk defragmentation to rearrange the order of the files so that the computer’s performance is lighter. But not too often..!!
- Re-install the OS and Applications if necessary. A complete re-installation once in a year doesn’t seem like too much to refresh the entire system… especially if we want to upgrade the system. (eg from XP-SP1 to XP-SP2 or XP-SP3)
- Perform deletion or remove data or applications that are ineffective (never used)…
- Frequently clean Temporary files, Prefetch files, Chokies files and junk files in the Recycle Bin.
- Always do backups on data that is considered important … you can copy it on a CD … this is to anticipate if at any time a virus attack or fatal damage occurs to the hard drive
- Try not to drop your electricity / die while the computer is working. If you need to increase the power to your home or better yet, equip it with a UPS so that if the power goes out suddenly there is still time to save data and shut down the computer.
- Don’t leave your computer idle for too long (it hasn’t been turned on at all in a long time). At least at least every day the computer is turned on for about 1 to 2 hours. This is to warm the inside of the CPU so that it is free from humidity.
- Avoid your computer from shaking, vibration and pounding especially when the computer is on, this is very dangerous because it can cause fatal damage to the hard disk
- Do not hesitate to call a computer technician to perform your computer maintenance services, if you feel unable to do so.
The steps for Computer Maintenance or Computer or PC Maintenance Tips above can be done periodically according to the condition of the computer and its environment. Usually computers that require immediate treatment have symptoms such as slowing access, frequent crashes/hangs, frequent scanning of Drive C every time the computer is turned on, blue screen memory, antivirus crashes, applications that often have errors or don’t work as intended, and other things. other things that cause users to start feeling uncomfortable with the performance of their computers.
- Steps to clean Prefetch Files:
Enter Explorer – Enter C:/Windows/Prefetch – Select All (Ctrl-A) – Dell
- Steps to clean Temporary Files:
Enter Explorer – Enter C:/Windows/Temp – Select All (Ctrl-A) – Dell
After the two steps above, don’t forget to clean the trash files in the Recycle Bin by right-clicking the Recycle Bin – Clicking Empty Recycle Bin – Click Yes
- Meanwhile, to clean Chokies files you can use CCleaner Software
download the latest version of CCleaner
- For Harddisk Partition Management you can use Easeus Partition Master Free Download.
File2 Chokies will appear every time we connect to the internet. The more we frequently connect to the internet… be it browsing, downloading or uploading, the more Chokies there will be. If you connect to the internet every day, clean Chokies files at least once or twice a week.
The computer maintenance tips above seem very complicated and inconvenient, but if we do, they will have a big impact on the performance and lifespan of your computer.
Maybe that’s all I can share. hopefully useful and in the best use.