Making the Most of Computer Hardware
Find simple ways to extend the life of your computer hardware and accessoriesThe key to making the most of computer hardware isn't just knowing where to purchase the cheapest replacement parts--it's in knowing how to make the computer components you already have last as long as possible. The most common problems facing the standard business computer user are shortened laptop battery life, hard drive failure or slowdown, and mysterious computer issues and component failure due to overheating.
The following tips will help you save money by extending the life of your existing computer parts and accessories:
- Find out how to extend the life of that most irritating of computer accessories--your notebook battery.
- Keep your hard drive alive longer by regularly defragmenting.
- Preserve your computer components by keeping them cool.
Extend the life of notebook batteries--vital computer accessories--with proper care
Preserve the most important computer component--your hard drive--by defragmentingHard drive fragmentation is basically a scattering of files across your hard drive. It can cause hard drive to run slower and work harder, seeking out all the disparate pieces of different files that are being worked on. This actually causes your hard drive to run slower, and shortens the life of this extremely vital computer hardware part. Regular defragmentation has been proven to extend the life of hard drives.
Protect your internal computer parts by keeping them cool enoughOverheating is a major contributor to a large number of computer problems, including everything from spontaneous reboots to actual hardware damage. Desktop towers shoved inside of compartments and under desks are particularly vulnerable. Laptop computers, particularly HP laptops, have a tendency to run so hot that they'll sear your thighs. All of this puts extreme strain on the internal computer hardware parts, and will drastically decrease their lifespan.
- No preventative measure will preserve a part forever. Once the part has failed, make sure that you buy wholesale computer hardware. There many different ways to find computer hardware wholesalers on the Internet, or at least suppliers that discount their prices vastly below retail. Google is your friend. Just do a search on "wholesale" and the computer component you're looking to replace.
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