A heated-up laptop or chronic slowness is the concern of everyone who works from home or those incessantly need their laptop at all times of the day which is an overwhelming majority of people in Australia. Luckily some care and quick how to’s can stall the problem till you get professional help to have your laptop performing at its best.
The External Factors
It isn’t rocket science that gets a computer to heat up and it is usually overuse and accumulated dust. Keeping your computer’s vents clean will prevent heating issues causing major problems, so make sure you are using something small to clean away the dust and debris. It is also a great idea to have handy nearby your laptop or desktop computer a small (soft bristle) brush to regularly sweep away dust from your device openings (such as vents, USB, Ethernet or the motherboard backplate).
The external temperature is essential to monitor, make sure the room is cool enough and your laptop or computer is not near a window where sunlight can hit it directly for prolonged time. Because as you know, beautiful one day, perfect the next is our motto here in Queensland Australia
If you are traveling with your laptop, make sure to not leave it in a heated car, nor forget it next to the car’s internal heater as there are many tiny and sensitive electronic circuitry in the laptop device. Invest in something like an electronic laptop table that has cooling mechanisms, particularly useful if you are using your laptop device for several hours a day without shutting it off.
Also, one of the most common issues with laptops are batteries and battery chargers. Make a habit of running your battery down to 0% every now and then, and fully recharge. Also, when not charging your laptop, remove the charger from the wall plug to prolong charger life.
Reasons for the Slowdown
Laptops and computers seem to age poorly when one compares them to the first year of use with regard to functionality and speed. Overtime laptops get clogged with malware, extra files, and hidden downloaded files, empty registry commands (in Windows Operating System) which slow down processes. If the laptop is not well maintained, physical factors may also be responsible for the damage.
If you need multiple software to run all at once, it is a great idea to increase RAM as well as to save other files such as videos and photographs on an external hard drive. Thinking of upgrading your laptop or its SSD or RAM memory? Talk with The Electronic Fix experts who can find affordable solutions for all types of laptop upgrades.
Wherever possible regularly back up your data before you lose them completely. Especially those cherished motionless memories in photos. Won’t happen to you? Think again because almost all our valued clients getting hard drive data recovery service in Brisbane from us, thought the same thing.
Best way to keep on top of data loss issues is to have an external hard-drive which you can copy and paste files straight in to. At least once a month, or once a week. Keep in mind that you can automate this process using Windows OneDrive and Google Drive offers cloud storage usually free up to 5 to 15 gig of space which is plenty for personal use. However, make sure that you fully familiarise yourself with privacy settings before you upload photos or any other private document in the cloud.
When you have tackled the heating and storage issues but still find your laptop overcrowded with many software (or with software that is not uninstalling) you can consider full antivirus scan as well as consider fresh reinstall of Windows OS to get your laptop working like new.
Internet connectivity or the lack thereof can also be blamed for computer slow down, ADSL+ is the next best connection speed compared to optical fiber through National Broadband Network (NBN), meaning, always invest in a powerful internet connection service provider with enough monthly data allowance to satisfy your daily usage needs.
Dealing with Internet Hang-ups
Let us ask you this "When was the last time you turned off your router completely?" not recently if your household has young children who seem to breathe wireless connections. In fact, if you do have teenage kids, then, turning off the router is the easiest way to get their attention 🙂
Contrary to popular belief, internet routers are not meant to be turned on for weeks and months on end, and need a good reboot every now and then. If your router is showing unusual activity and your network connection is slow, unplug it from the power point for at least couple of hours to cool it down thoroughly, then give it a restart to improve things.
Furthermore, always be on the lookout for Wi-Fi thieves who may either be using your internet scot-free, or have figured out your password. Always use complex passwords to ward off unwelcome intruders.
The range of signal of one router only extends over a fixed area at any point in time. Consider investing in range boosting access points so that one connection can be used easily by all computers in your house without spending extra money on a new connection.
Widening the range also means that a bandwidth of a single signal will not need to be overwhelmed for what its worth, and each individual computer can have reasonable connection speed in a single monthly internet broadband package.
Questions about Computers Laptops or Internet?
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