7 Easy tips to extend your PC’s life span
By Jeandre de Beer / Pc World
MOST MODERN PROGRAMS can run just fine on PCs that are several years old. And thanks to the rise of cloud services, older PCs are even less of a drag on productivity these days.
Extending the useful life of your computer doesn’t have to involve expensive upgrades. Keeping your system physically clean following some basic preventive measures, and exercising common sense can add years of life to your machine.
1. Keep your PC sparkling
Virtually every computer becomes laden with dust, dirt, hairballs, and other junk given enough time.
The grime can suffocate the hardware inside your PC, generating heat and putting stress on the components—which in turn can reduce performance and even contribute to a component’s premature death. Clean your computer thoroughly every 6 to 12 months.
2. Give your PC room to breathe