Lesson 4 : Computer Literacy Basics. Laquan Hale. Maintenance Issues. To maintain optimal performance, you have to keep up with your hardware. Even if you do not download anything, you might still experience problems. A good thing to check for is tangled or damaged cables. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Lesson 4 : Computer Literacy Basics
Lesson 4 : Computer Literacy BasicsLaquan HaleMaintenance IssuesTo maintain optimal performance, you have to keep up with your hardware.Even if you do not download anything, you might still experience problems.A good thing to check for is tangled or damaged cables.Hardware MaintenanceIn general you should clean a computer every 3 to 6 months.It is important that you check for dust, dirt, hair and food particles.
Upgrades And ConsumablesIf your hardware device starts experiencing problems you might have to update the device driver.It is also smart to check the memory.If all else fails replacing the device is always a solution.Preventative MaintenanceAll computers slow down as you add/delete files and do other normal activities.
Specialized MaintenanceReplacing processors Replacing or adding a hard diskReplacing electrical componentsReplacing or adding additional RAM
CookiesIs a small text file that a website uses to recognize a certain computerAre not a threat to your computerMostly used to gather information about your surfing habitsComputer MemoryOne way to measure a computers powerAdding RAM generally speeds up a computers performanceRAM is a type of temporary memory Disk DefragmentationYou should run the Disk Defrag as a regular maintenance job.Puts the subdivided clusters of a file back together.
Recycle BinStores files that are ready for deletion.Once a file is deleted from here it can not be restored
Temporary FilesUsed free memory for other programsUsed to act as a safety net to prevent data lossUsed by apps and programs to work faster