Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What Length Of Time Should You Get Out Of Your Computer?

By Musa Aykac

Years ago, when you bought an electronic device, you would expect it to last for decades. Things like radios and televisions would last people a lifetime. However there have been big changes to the way we see electronic items and nowadays a lot of us think that we need to change these things once a year.

For most of us however replacing these items every years is not something we can afford and because of this we will want to make sure that the life we get from our computers is as long as it can be. We really will want to get value for our money because after all they are not cheap.

There are many factors which can affect the life expectancy of a computer so it is hard to actually say how long it should last. On average, a computer will last for about three to five years but there are many people who will have their computer for longer than this. A lot will depend on the amount of use the computer gets and how well we look after it. For people who don't bother to take care of their computer at all, one year might be all they actually get out of it.

It is important that you know how to take care of your computer if you want to be make sure that it lasts longer than five years. So not only will you have to regularly wipe down the screen and the keyboard but you will also have to do a proper clean every so often. Make sure that you clear out your hard drive every so often by getting rid of any programs that you are not using and you should also run a defrag every now and then.

A good anti-virus software program is another way to ensure that you get longer out of it so make sure you buy one. And if you want to prevent any spillages and damage to your computer then make sure you don't have any drinks beside it.

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