How can you extend the life of your PC ?

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Many users who are at work during the day and come home in the evening, have a habit to check for new emails on their PC. For this, they naturally start their PC. The user checks his emails, surf on the Internet, and then turn back off the PC.

What many users do not know is, that the PC with all its components continually being subjected to strong electric shock and heat. Here is the HDD the weakest link because the HDD have to rotate at its maximum speed quickly to boot up the pc. This produces in the HDD friction, which is converted into heat.

This heat causes the disc plates in the HDD to expand, which they get once the PC is back off, the disc plates cool down and consequently shrink back.
With the ever-expanding and shrinking of the disc plates, it happens that the first boot sector can not be found, and the HDD is defective.

Also, the other components such as the motherboard contains many capacitors that subjected to this electric shocks. As a result, certain capacitors begin to leak (bulge), and the motherboard will not perform properly and eventually stop working.

Therefore it is better and preferred to leave the PC on. This will maintain that all the components will keep there operating temperature and the PC will work longer without worry.

My older PC that I’ve built myself (back in the old days, as Eli would say) became meanwhile 10 years and even as to day I have never had problems with.

In the next review we will talk how to keep up your PC up to date (not Windows updates) and what the best and the right tools you can use for this.


Johan Blomme

Johan blomme lives in Belgium and has over 25 years experience in the IT world of Windows. His native language is Dutch. His daily activities are solving PC problems. This is usually done by remote controll to the customer. Configuring networks and related problems are also one of the tasks. He also designs websites. For the design he uses WordPress. All reviews are based on his own experience or are based on his own trying out the software / hardware.

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  1. ebey June 27, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Cool…what abt..pcs with windows..they do need to be rebooted from time to time…what u think..

    • Johan Blomm June 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Obviously, a PC from time to time need to be rebooted again, but this is why it is called “warm boot”.

  2. ebey June 27, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Have I found new reason for people to hate windows…lol..just following up with previous comment…

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