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Tips to extend the useful life of your COMPUTER

Would you like to extend the life of your computer? Here we tell you how to do it!

The passage of time and the use of design programs can gradually undermine the useful life of your computer, here we tell you how you can avoid this deterioration.


Today in Arquinétpolis we bring you a super subject, and as we all know today most architects, engineers and designers use a computer to work, the computer and computer programs have become tools that simplify our lives labor.

However, as is normal the passage of time is gradually undermining not only a PC, but all the devices we know, so it is vital that we know how to keep our computer updated and in good condition to extend its useful life and that you can get the most out of it.


    Tips to extend the useful life of your computer

    Every year new applications, programs and operating systems that try to simplify our daily tasks come out, however much of this new software consumes a greater amount of resources from our PC.

    Studies indicate that the average lifespan of a PC is around 4 years. But evidently while giving proper maintenance you can extend the useful life of your computer for a few more years.

    Design programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, Photoshop or Maya, consume a greater amount of PC resources that are mainly devoted to graphics. So it is necessary to pay special attention to maintenance. Without further ado we go with the tips that we give you to extend the useful life of your computer.

    1- Avoid overheating

    Overheating is the main enemy of any computer. At the time of making renders there is greater work on the machine and it is likely that it will begin to heat up. There are accessories on the market that can help prevent this heating, such as small fans.

    If you prevent your computer from getting hot. Your PC will work better and process orders better. Another very important point is not to obstruct the places where the machine is ventilated, do not place objects that prevent the air from escaping. Of course it is also important to avoid exposing the computer in places that are at high temperatures.

    2- Battery

    The battery is another of the important elements of a computer. Remember to take care as much as possible your computer’s battery.

    If the work you are doing is not going to take more than a couple of hours. It is better to do it with the computer disconnected. Since if you use the PC with the battery on and connected to the power all the time. You will cause the battery will be strained. Overcharged and with it the life of your battery will be reduced.

    3- Software Maintenance

    Another important point to extend the life of a computer lies in the software. Definitely to get better performance you must have properly updated your operating system and be constantly maintaining the computer by deleting files or unnecessary programs. Defragmenting the hard drive and making a cleaning and correcting the registry. All this will help you keep your computer in perfect condition, try to do this maintenance monthly.

    4- Hardware Maintenance

    Hardware maintenance is just as important as software maintenance. In this case it is about keeping the elements of your PC in the best possible conditions. Performing an internal cleaning of the computer is important, with an emphasis on fans, as they will maintain the equipment internally at an adequate temperature.

    For this we recommend that you go with a specialist technician who cleaning and maintenance of your equipment. Try to do it in intervals of 3-6 months.

    There are special micas in the market to cover the USB ports of the computers and that do not fill with dust, also the keyboard can squeeze dust that in the long run makes it difficult to operate or deteriorate your equipment internally.

    5- Format

    Formatting the hard drive also represents another way to keep your PC up to date and in good condition, since doing so will correct errors and clean your computer of unneeded files.

    Obviously this action requires a lot of time because you have to reinstall the operating system and the programs with which you work. If you decide to do so you can help with an external hard drive to backup all your information and not lose important files on the way.

    Well, friends, as you can see the maintenance of a PC is vital to obtain better performance and benefit from it, we invite you to join the blog community on Facebook, for more content like this visit and recommends