Despite the fact that many people can become almost obsessed with improving the quality of their computer, by adding more memory, installing better software, adding another hard disk and buying a new monitor, a huge number of people overlook one of the most important aspects of keeping a computer running smoothly, and prolonging its life. This one aspect which is so important, yet so frequently overlooked or ignored, is cleaning.
Many people think that a quick wipe over the keyboard and monitor with a duster once a week is enough, but there are a number of reasons why it is extremely important to take the cleaning of your computer seriously – both inside and out. Not only will it help to improve the performance, reliability and life expectancy of your computer, but it can also prove to be a significantly important aspect as far as health is concerned.
You may notice that on the side of your computer, and possibly at the back, there is a vent. There may be more than one, but there will always be at least one vent, and just behind this vent is a fan. This is one of the loudest noises that you hear when your computer is running, and is important. The components inside your computer, particularly the processor and the disk drives, get extremely hot when your computer is running. The harder you work your computer, the hotter these components are likely to get.