How to take care of computers?

Computers are the basis of modern business. Most, if not all, companies, use both desktops as well as laptops in their daily work. However, you need to properly take care of your equipment in order to make it work flawlessly and serve for many years,

Below are some rules on how to take care of your computer every day, so that it is a stable foundation of your company.

1. Ventilation

Every computer generates heat during work. The more efficient the computer, the more modern components it has, the more heat it produces. In modern computers heat dissipation is not a problem, because they have an extensive cooling system. Nevertheless, after some time the ventilation holes begin to clog for exampe simply by dust. To avoid overheating, make sure you clean your computer regularly.

2. Computers need component cleaning

Not only ventilation is exposed to dust. When dust enters the interior of the equipment, it can do considerable damage to important components such as the main card, the graphics card, the sound card or even the heat sinks responsible for cooling. It becomes even more dangerous when dust is combined with moisture, as it can lead to short circuits. That is why it is so important to vacuum the inside of the computer at least once a year. However, prior to such action one should make sure that the opening of housing and the intervention inside the computer will not violate the terms of the warranty. The best solution is to hand over the equipment to a specialist who will do it for you.

3. Computers and power grid failures

Even the most modern computer can be completely defenseless in the event of a sudden increase of voltage in the elctric grid, which can be caused for example by  power failures or adverse weather conditions. To avoid such situations, it is worth investing in a good-quality surge protector.

4. System backups

Threats to our computer may also be lurking in its system. Malware can cause system failure, which even within a few minutes can destroy any modern operating system. Therefore, it is necessary to take care of an appropriate anti-virus program, install the necessary extensions, update the software and implement the necessary drivers frequently. In addition, you should always back up your system so that, in the event of a failure, you can restore it from an independent external disk, without having to reinstall all the software. It is recomended to carry out a backup of the system at least every few months.