Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Make A Motherboard Last Longer

You can make a motherboard last longer by following a few essential rules. A motherboard is a very sophisticated, and yet very delicate piece of equipment. It contains a large number of capacitors and transistors, as well as the all-important CPU. These components need to work together under optimal conditions to have a long life. By performing regular maintenance on your motherboard as well as following a few best practices, you may not have to replace your motherboard before you are ready for a new computer.


1. Shut Windows down properly each time you use it by clicking "Start" and then selecting "Shut Down."

2. Remove excess dust from the motherboard of your desktop computer on a regular basis. Shut the computer down, unplug the power cord, and discharge any static electricity that you may have built up in your fingers by touching a metal object outside of your computer's components. Follow the instructions in your computer's support documents to remove the frame. Use the can of compressed air to remove loose dust by blowing in gentle arcs. Gently rub the cotton swab on stubborn dust composites around the motherboard and then blow the dust away with the can of compressed air. Carefully screw the frame back together.

3. Fit your computer with a surge protector. Plug the surge protector into the wall outlet that your computer is currently plugged into, and then plug the computer into the surge protector.

Tags: your computer, surge protector, your motherboard