Personal Computers specifically, your CPU is a very disgusting, dust-prone and -infested place. It started gulping dust the moment you turn it on-when your in-house fan started rotating carelessly, vacuuming anything that goes within its radius.
Dusts in particles may not pose as a threat, but when you have a group of dusts trapped, they turn into creepy-looking cobwebs that make your computer look old, feel old, and act old. Yes! Dusts, cobwebs and everything else in between, are proven to affect your computer's performance.
These dusts are like termites that slowly, strategically, and effectively gathers around and start depriving your computer from one of the most important element that your computer needs, fresh air.
You see, computers are so sophisticated that even though they aren't really alive to be needing air to breathe, they will need air for ventilation to keep those internal hardware from overheating. Maybe you've forgotten the main reason why you have an exhaust fan and inhaust fan installed on your PC.
A lot of people have been in this undesirable and very expensive situation. When your hard drive burned due to overheating, your chances of retrieving important data is as slim as waiting for a miracle to happen. You'll either retrieve some small amount of data and buy a new hard drive or, more likely, not retrieve anything at all and buy a new hard drive. Either way, you're surely going to be spending a few hard-earned bucks for a new hard disk.
The good news is you don't have to go through all of these hassles. With a consistent cleaning, and with a little tool-help, all of these can be prevented easily. So easy that in fact, the tools you will need to prevent such catastrophic situations is just around your house sitting dormantly, waiting for them to be called upon to help.
Meet your long, lost, and unused friends.
1. Paint Brush. Yes! You can use a paint brush to dust off those 2-year-old cobwebs on your PC. This is perhaps the most economical and the most-of-the-time available (if not always) replacement for those hundred-dollar and powerful air-blower equipment. Just make sure that the paint brush is clean-meaning it's free from paint residues, maintaining its soft, hairy structure.
Directions: So easy to use. Just gently brush off the cobwebs and dusts.
2. Eraser. You have no idea how useful this “I-thought-I'll-never-use-again-since-6th-grade" tool. I thought in this digital age, erasers are just “have beens". I never knew that even the coolest man-made machines (computers) will need help from an 18th century eraser. A simple pencil eraser can help clean your PC's Random Access Memory. The best time to use this is after you turn on your computer, and you don't hear any single, short beep, and your monitor doesn't display anything. That usually means your motherboard did not detect any RAMs installed, even if there is. No need to fret when you encounter this problem because more often than not, it's just caused by dusts and your eraser can easily take care of this situation. Believe me, it works!
Directions: Remove your RAM from your PC. Simply and gently brush the sides of your
RAM's teeth (they are gold in color and are row-arranged like your teeth). This should
take care of any memory problem.
But remember, an eraser can only do so much. There will come a time when your eraser
has already done too much erasing, and that you need to replace your memory.
3. Hair Blower. This will never replace a paint brush in wiping off dusts, but your mother's
hair blower will come in handy in times when you're trying to remove dusts that are
trapped inside those teensy-weensy openings that only air can go in and out of it.
Directions: Just simply aim the blower to that teensy-weensy hole. And don't forget to plug
So there you have it. Your dormant house tools that can help you save some years of entertainment and livelihood.
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