Another aspect of computer maintenance most people don’t consider is cleanliness. Yes, your PC needs to periodically be cleaned. Now I don’t mean with soap and water! Usually a microfiber towel will suffice to remove dust, crumbs, and miscellaneous from the computers surface. You can use “canned air” for cleaning your keyboard and getting into other nooks and crannies. That’s the easy part. Whats more difficult, and ultimately more important, is cleaning the inside of the computer. That area is a perfect environment for accumulating dust.
Months and even years of dust build up can cause your system to overheat and operate erratically. It can even cause damage to circuits! Below is an example of a computer in need of a good cleaning:
You can see how the dust and debris accumulates. Having your computer cleaned will improve its performance and safeguard against overheating.
Can you do this yourself? Honestly yes, but if you dont have experience with disassembly/reassembly of your PC, its not something that I would recommend to the novice. The best solution is to let your trusted computer technician perform this service for you. Chips Computers is always available to help you with your computer maintenance needs!