Tips for maintenance of your PC for maximum efficiency

Thursday, May 03, 2007 Posted by Aman Jain

Regular cleaning and maintenance of your computer is necessary.Here are some tips on how to go about it.

1.Scan your hard disk for errors regularly.This will nip any problems in the bud.
2.To ensure that the space on your hard disk is well utilized ,you should defragment it regularly.This arranges the files in contiguous clusters and improves performance.
3.Update your drivers frequently for a smooth running system.The same logic extends to patches for the software applications such as your operating system,office suits and antivirus packages.
4. Keep your system in a clean ,cool and dry place .Make sure to keep dust out of it,but don’t block the fan vents by covering the cabinet.Cover your system only when its not running, and make sure to keep all the various fans clean.Dust can cause any one of many moving parts in your system to lock up or slow down .This could cause a noticible drop in performance and may even damage some critical components.