Is it after a period of use, your laptop will often encounter phenomena such as hot machine, running slowly, freezing, running, keyboard flickering, keys shorting? You think it is only due to Win error or hardware. Does that make you very anxious to have your device repaired and even cost a lot of money?
1. No regular maintenance and cleaning of the machine
The cleaning and maintenance of laptops consist of the following tasks: cleaning the body and internal components, changing the cooling cream, lubricating the fan, hinges. The regular cleaning of these devices is effortless and fast, but you often do not clean or rarely clean the machine. This makes the machine can reduce up to 80% performance and durability. And your computer is usually not as clean as you think, with the hot and humid climate all year round and environmental pollution in Vietnam, for a long time, dust will cling to the slots, the corner, the fan, the connection ports. Or keystrokes, keyboard, etc. The slot contains a lot of dirt that clogs and obstructs the long-term heat dissipation, leading to damage to the main components that cause slow phenomenon, freeze, disconnect, power down… This could cost you millions to replace the main or repair the device. Those who were surprised to see the maintenance of insects or ants nesting in the machine without even knowing it.
The cooling cream part, usually after 4-6 months, will dry out, so it needs to be replaced to ensure the cooling performance. Besides, the lubricating oil is periodically changed to help the fan operate smoothly.
2. The device configuration (RAM, CPU, Hard Disk) is low and especially the lack of SSD hard drive
If you own a machine with less than 4GB of RAM, a low-CPU or a hard drive is an old standard HDD. When using the device for many hours, it will continue almost certainly encounter a lag freeze phenomenon. Because laptops equipped with that configuration currently no longer meet most of your needs such as graphics processing, entertainment, gaming, and even essential office IT tasks.
HDDs are full of data, or after a long time of use, the speed will be significantly reduced. An SSD also helps minimize boot time, access data high-speed and safely, and increase the device’s speed by about 20 times compared to expected. It is an extremely effective solution to help your computer not encounter slow running, freezing, and lag.
3. The machine installed with the wrong operating system, driver, junk software, and virus infection
In interacting with customers, I encountered cases where the machine is equipped with a low-end Core 2Dou or Core i3 CPU but installs the Windows 10 operating system. Many people own a laptop with a very high configuration but install the Windows version. Low version like Win XP or Low life Windows. A good rule of thumb is that the software installation needs to be compatible with its hardware configuration to fully utilize its features and performance.
Downloading and installing drivers from websites other than the manufacturer’s homepage can make your computer more likely to hang.
Besides, laptops are also susceptible to viruses or malware when you access the web or install software from unofficial sites. Infected viruses will soon lead to significant slowdowns and no guarantee of data security and safety.
4. Use multitasking software, applications
Opening many unnecessary applications or multiple “Tab” browsers will take up a lot of memory and consume resources, easily cause overload. And many of you have the habit of having many programs start with Windows causing the computer to be slow, frozen, and indispensable,…
5. Misuse of charging accessories
When you buy an external charger, you usually test it on the power but ignore the parameters of voltage, energy, and amperage proposed by the company under the body. For example, your laptop has a capacity of 90W, but when you buy a charger of only 45 or 60W, although the machine is still on, using the wrong charger for a long time will lead to overheating, shock, battery bottles,… Or the fact that some brands have the same charging pin structure, they often plug into each other, you think they can replace each other, but this is not necessarily true.
In a nutshell, you need to avoid five mistakes: The first is not hygienic, regular laptop maintenance, the second is to use a machine with a lower configuration than the demand and especially the lack of SSD, the third is to install the wrong operating system, driver, software and to be infected with a virus, the fourth is to misuse multitasking software, applications and finally use the wrong type of charger.