Your PC maintenance

By Condor
Dec 23, 2007
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  1. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    You washed it?...........:eek:
  2. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast Newcomer, in training Posts: 313

    That's normal... I disassemble my PC and put it in the dishwasher... mobo and video card go on the bottom with the pots & pans, ram goes in the basket with the silverware and everything else goes on the top rack with the cups. The tower I just take with me in the shower... body wash makes it nice and shiny! :)
  3. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Are you serious?

    If you are, then I may have to start doing that.

    If not, then I probably won't.....
  4. xXxZxXx

    xXxZxXx Newcomer, in training Posts: 107


    Yes a defragment really helps, it helps reduce the amount of fragmented files. It helps move the files closer together so when the files are heavily fragmented it takes more time for the disk head to move in between fragments. The disk defragmenter could help increase the life span of the hard drive, it reducing head movement and simplifying data access. Also staying above the minium requirement is recommended because your computer will run alot slower, if you have this problem remove files you don't need, uninstall programs you have no need for. Download a trial version of Windows Washer ( on the right side of this window it says Try Window Washer for free / or you can try another brand that helps with unncessecary files ) http://www.webroot.com/shoppingcart/tryme.php?bjpc=4060&vcode=DT01
    This program will help with files on your computer that you don't need that is using up space, and can improve performance. And you may not notice a performance increase when defragmenting if your below the minimum hard drive requirement for windows.
  5. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 Newcomer, in training Posts: 351

    Joking I think.
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,537   +858

    If it works ...I suppose......

    I'm not at all convinced it's a good idea to root around inside your computer with a paintbrush. The bristles in a paintbrush are made of synthetic (also natural bristle) fiber with composition unknown and/or nylon and other plastics. Synthetic fibers are quite often very electro-statically reactive. Then there's also the nasty, big, metal (electrically conductive) ferrule.
    There are brushes available which neutralize a static charge. These are most often used (and sold) in the photographic industry to clean dust off off negatives. Negatives charge up real good and it's difficult to get rid of the dust. "Staticmaster" is the most popular brand. These brushes neutralize static electricity by way of a radioactive isotope of Polonium. Yeah, the same s*** that killed that former KGB guy in Britain a while back.

    I suppose if the paintbrush technique seems to work for you, go ahead and do it. For myself, I'm way too superstitious.


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