PC Repair

How do you make sure that your PC is performing at its best? Here are some useful tips to help ensure that your computer is in good health.

Chances are that given the choice, spending so much a single cent on computer repair is something most would choose not to do. Not that high-the repairs ever cost anything close to pennies of course – they can be notoriously expensive and there’s often no guaranteed that the damage is even repairable.

This is precisely why the industry’s leading experts are constantly refreshing the call for both home and office PC users to become more proactive with care of their machines and not just sit idly by and watch them fall to pieces. Not only is it usually more than clear when a PC needs professional attention, but there are also dozens of good habits anyone can easily get into to prevent most everyday hardware and software maladies in the first place.

Here are a few examples of how to avoid PC repair bills:

Downtime

First up, and contrary to the belief of so many, today’s PCs and laptops can in fact be fully switched off. Not just put on standby or sleep mode, but actually turned off…fully. Now, it’s not to say that leaving a system in any of these sleep modes is dangerous as such, but on the other hand there is literally 0% chance of anything bad happening to your machine while it isn’t even turned on. What’s more, all PC components have a finite life, which in turn means the more downtime you give it, the longer it will live.

Temperature Checks

Keepingyour system cool is essential to prevent it from overheating and triggering a complete and total meltdown. And this means more than just listening to hear that the fan is spinning – you need to make sure air if flowing in and out as it should be. On a regular basis, check all intakes and outlets along with the heat-sink itself for dust, dirt and blockages. And of course, try to avoid using computers in areas that are too hot and stuffy.

Software Updates

It’s vital to accept all official software updates when and where they are made available. These small update files come loaded with patches, fixes and new virus definitions to keep your PC well protected.

Anti-Virus

Speaking of viruses, you also need a reputable and up to date anti-virus suite as the threat from such nasties has never been higher. It takes no more than a split second for a virus to silently make its way onto your machine, from which point you’re at the mercy of a third party in terms of how much damage is caused.

Disk Tools

Last up, it’s vital to keep tabs on the health of your disks as to do otherwise is to risk losing everything it contains and suffer painful system slowdowns. And it really couldn’t be easier – disk checking software is usually included as a standard part of you operating system and pretty much takes care of itself…you just need to hit the ‘go’ button. From standard scans to defragmentation and plenty more besides, these tools can help keep your disk and your system as a whole running for so much longer.

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Article WritingAbout The Author

rel=”nofollow”Ilya Elbert is the nationwide account executive of AllIT, a full service IT solutions company with branches located across the United States. Ilya is a veteran in the IT industry and has been helping companies across the US in their IT systems. Follow him on Twitter to receive timely IT news.

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