15 Ways to Speed Up your PC
| by Nikhil Singh
It's all fine and dandy when you have a brand new PC nested on your desktop that runs as smooth as a smoldering broadsword through a carton of Amul butter (or through the annoying Amul mascot for that matter), but if your PC's as slow as a government employee, you know its time to do something about it. If you're one of the rich folk who has money flowing out of every orifice in the body, by all means - buy a new PC (and write me a hefty cheque if you're feeling extra generous); but if you're like the majority of us and wish to juice your PC till its hair goes gray, we've got a couple of tips to keep your work-horse running as speedy as it possibly can:
Just as a surgeon wouldn't mess around or juggle with the organs of a sliced up patient, you need to take care while handling the insides of your PC. Make sure to touch any metallic part on the inner frame of your PC before you touch your motherboard or any delicate hardware, since the static discharge from your hand can fry your PC's circuitry. Touching a metallic object on the inside helps get rid of any static charge your hand might have.
Just ensure that you're gentle. If you're lucky enough to find caned air at your local hardware store (it's quite rare in India unfortunately), you can use this to blow air out of the hard to reach corners in your PC. Alternately, you can use the special attachments you get with modern-day vacuum cleaners that are meant for cleaning those hard-to-reach places inside your PC.
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