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How does proper maintenance and upgrading prolong the life of your hardware, and what can we do to ensure optimal use? The most important factor in maintaining computer hardware is cleaning dust and grime from ventilation areas in order to prevent heat buildup. If air can't flow properly out of the computer from the fan, heat will build up inside the system, radically shortening its life. In addition, moving components need to be cleaned in order to keep them operating properly. The primary moving components that need cleaning are the fan and the keyboard. Over time, dirt, grime, food, and other particles can collect under the keys or around the fan, stopping them from working properly. Cleaning your computer once a year (or more if it is in a particularly dirty environment
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Unformatted text preview: such as a manufacturing setting) will help to keep it in optimal health. The technician can also look for signs of a failing hard drive, such as poor speed, defective sectors, and grinding noises. Replacing a hard drive before it fails is probably one of the most cost-effective ways of protecting valuable data. Upgrading hardware can also be very cost-effective. For example, if a computer system seems slow, adding more memory can be less expensive than buying a new system and can give a power boost. Similarly, a faster disk array for a server might also provide a performance boost. Hardware technicians should consider upgrades over replacement if the problem can be improved with one or two components....
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