How Heat Affects Your Computer, And Should You Be Worried? 3 1815

Overheating computers can cause a lot of problems. To find and get rid of the heat source follow these steps:

1. Make sure there is no dust near cooling fan

Dust happens to be one of the major problems that affect your computer. If you have a properly enclosed room. It is not an issue. But, if you have placed the computer in a dusty room, it’s better to regularly remove dust from various parts. To do this, you have to understand the potential areas of your PC first. You can look at the vents and fan-cooling areas. Over accumulation of dust can also cause the issues of PC slowdown and hardware malfunction.

2. Disassemble and clean, if you have a desktop

For doing this, you should be using a desktop computer — that too, an assembled one. In that case, you can open your PC cabinet and see if there is dust accumulation on various parts. You should have a look at the RAM slots, processor, and the motherboard. If you find some dirty stuff, you can use dedicated computer cleaning kit for cleaning. We don’t recommend hand-cleaning.

3. Make sure power adapter is working fine

Laptop charging adapters come with inbuilt options for power optimization. You may not have this option in the desktop. So, for the longer functioning of your PC, you should have a look at the wiring and power output. The use of surge suppressor and related equipment is highly recommended. The improper amount of flow can cause you issues like hardware outrage.

4. Repair Your PC

This benefit is available for assembled desktop users only. You should also have the basic idea of setting up a computer. If there is affirmative for both, you should try refitting your desktop once in a while. You can plug out your HDD, CD Drive or the Graphics card. In addition, make sure that there is no dust accumulation. This will make your PC healthier.

5. Use cooler stand to avoid overheating

If you use your laptops for heavy performance tasks, it will be producing a lot of heat. The problem is when you keep your laptop on the desk all the time. The heat won’t be able to circulate and get out. In that case, it’s recommended to use one cooling stand. These stands come with USB-powered fans that will help you remove the extra heat from laptop body. You can get one of these products through amazon.

6. External Keyboards

This is another computer maintenance tip for laptop users. You may be using an external keyboard for extra comfort. That having said you should also use the inbuilt keyboard often. This happened to me once in a while. I did not use the keyboard for a long time and I had to replace the keys thereafter. It’s okay to go for externals, but don’t forget default ones. Now, how to clean a keyboard ? You can use compressed air or gentle vaccum to remove the dust, this is by far the safest and best way to clean a keyboard.

Now, to the software.

7. Update Your Software

You should always run the latest versions of the software. This might not be possible if you are using a cracked version. Indeed, we don’t recommend the use of pirated software, either. So, we were saying, regular software updates will help you from a lot of issues – such as malware attacks and vulnerability exploitation. Also, in most cases, developers include patches, performance upgrades and other necessary changes in update cycles.

8. Use legal Software Products

This is another step to be secure and stay secure. And, you should do this in the case of hardware products as well. This way, you can have all the benefits of warranty, customer support etc. Of course, this lead us to another notion – that is, don’t use pirated software.

9. Back Up Your Data

This is not really a maintenance tip, but an integral part of our Laptop Maintenance Guide. Things that happen to your PC is something unpredictable. So, you should take enough precautions to protect your data. One thing you can do is to take a few regular backups. We recommend doing it on a weekly basis. If you are using a professional data backup tool for your PC, it isn’t a problem. All your information will be automatically backed up.

10. Install Antivirus Program

If you are running Windows 10, you can have two options. First, you can stick onto Windows Defender, the default antivirus. If you need additional features, you should get a third-party antivirus suite from Bitdefender, Norton, Kaspersky, Avast and many other developers. These suites will help your computer from many digital threats – both offline and online ones at the same time.

11. Perform complete system scan

Antivirus scans are not only for finding viruses that may be present. Most protection suites have the option to find major issues in your computer, especially regarding junk files and all. Before you perform the scan, make sure that you’re running the latest virus definitions and database. Regular antivirus scans are an effective way to stay safe and maintain the privacy and security of your computer.

12. Install Windows Updates

For those who own a Windows Desktop or Laptop, this is a great way for protection. Once again, you must be running the genuine version of Microsoft Windows OS. It’s a fact that these updates will consume a lot of data and space. In the end, however, you will have a speedier, secure PC. Microsoft always releases patch updates to protect your PC from potential threats and vulnerabilities.

13. Install Anti-Malware Software

There is a slight difference between Anti-Virus software and Anti-Malware Software. Because not all malware are viruses, but all viruses are malware. So, at times, your antivirus program may not be able to detect all types of malware. In those instances, you can use dedicated anti-malware programs like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. If you need in-depth cleaning of your PC, these tools will help you.

14. Update Your Device Drivers

Nowadays, peripheral devices are also used for data stealth. So, as a matter of advanced protection, you should have the up-to-date versions of device drivers inside. This is applicable for almost all devices – from a simple mouse to the graphics card. Updated drivers give you enhanced performance, and they can fix issues too. In short, they can maintain the software part of your computer.

15. Delete unwanted files and clear cache

Junk files are a reason for PC slowdown and reduced performance. So, for the stable performance, you should delete junk files on a regular basis. These include temporary files and other obsolete stuff. The problem is that they can consume lots of system resources. So, it makes sense to use a tool like CCleaner and get rid of such useless stuff. If you can, you should also use a Windows Registry cleaner utility.

16. Clear Browsing History

Well, this might be new to you: when you browse the Internet, a lot of files are kept in storage. These include cache files, internet cookies, passwords and other scripts. At times, these files may be used to track your activities or steal data. And, the same files can cause your PC slowdown. So, it’s recommended to delete these files on a regular basis and get a quicker browsing experience.

17. Defragment Your HardDisk

If you have noticed, HDDs become slow in the course of time. It’s because of fragmentation of files. So, defragmentation is an effective solution to increase the speed and stability of your Hard Disk Drives. Many free and premium tools can be used for defragmentation. To do this, you don’t have to know any technicalities. You can even enable automatic options for defragmenting files.

18. Uninstall Unused Software

In the course of time, you would have installed a huge number of programs on your computer. Most of them would have become useless too. In that case, you should take an effort to clean up the non-used software. This tip will help you to get the best PC speed and features. Also, these unwanted programs may be used for spying and data stealing purposes. And, yes, you can also save storage space.

19. Check Auto-Startup Programs

Are you facing a longer boot-up time on your laptop? Auto-Starting programs may be one reason for this. Once in a while, you should see which all software has permissions for automatic start-up. Make sure that you really need those programs to start up automatically. If you don’t, you have more reasons to remove them. This can help you decrease the boot-up time as well as to free more system resources.

20. Perform software reset, if You Can

This is a viable option if you are running Microsoft Windows 10. In this OS, there’s an inbuilt option for PC Reset. You will be able to reinstall Windows OS without actually needing the CDs or ISOs. If you see your computer is becoming slow day by day, you can try resetting the PC. We’ve tried this on your computers and the results were awesome. You may lose the personal data, but a simple backup makes everything good.

21. Check the laptop battery

In case if you did not know, Windows has an in-built utility for analyzing the health of your battery. Using this, you will be able to know the current capacity, charging patterns and the depreciation of battery value. Depending on the results, you can change the charging patterns. If you are expecting to see your laptop to have a better battery, this maintenance tip will surely help you.

22. Delete large and unused files

One of the things which will most frequently slow down perfectly good computers is unnecessary and unwanted clutter. Downloaded setup files, unwanted music files and excessive film collections are amongst the data often to blame for the slow processing power of computers which were much faster as stock items. It is sensible to regularly de-clutter your computer so that this is less of a problem. Whilst this seems wasteful, your computer will operate best with no more than 50% of its memory full. If you need additional storage space then it is sensible to invest in an external hard drive and disconnect it when it is not in use. A good amount of free storage space is always recommended in any computer, be it Windows or Mac. If you’re not using some big files frequently, you can delete them. Alternatively, you can keep those files on an external HDD. And, don’t try to store media files in the OS installation drive (We are talking about Windows). Always keep some more free space in C drive of your computer.

23. Check Task Manager

Using Windows Task Manager, you can know about the heavy-duty programs you have installed. If you suspect some non-usual activities in your computer, you should open the Task Manager. If you are on Windows 10, the Task Manager UI is something cool. You can get to know about performance, disk usage, network usage etc. Also, if some programs act in a strange way, you should give extra care.

24. Upgrade Or Replace Your RAM

If you are using RAM-hungry programs like Google Chrome, this is an effective way to increase the performance. First, you should make sure that there is an extra RAM slot. Otherwise, you can replace the existing RAM chip with an upgraded size counterpart. This is one of the reasons not to put your computer on stress. When there is enough RAM free, you won’t have trouble with multitasking.

25. Use Cloud Storage like Dropbox.

There are many services that offer free cloud storage for everyone. All you need is internet connectivity and an email ID. So, you can utilize these storage space for backing up data or mere storage. Suppose you have a few photos from an old album. Instead of storing them locally, you can upload to the web. This saves your local storage space but also increases the security and accessibility.

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awesome tips!

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another tip:
don’t place your laptop on soft surface such as pillow as it can block the exhaust holes making it hotter.

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tip : try to use auto power supply changeover if no consistent power supply to better health of desktop

A Magical Trip to Europe – The Eternal City Rome 6 12532

Welcome to the ancient city and Italy's capital – Rome. It is one of the world’s most romantic cities. The beauty of the amazing city will melt your heart and will make you fall in love with the country. Though it can be hot during the peak summer and overcrowded there is so much incredible, ancient history and heritage to be explored.

The Eternal Land of History

It is a city with nearly 3,000 years of history with globally influential art, architecture, awe-inspiring ruins and culture on display. It is a magical place for photography – when you think about the ancient streets, the world famous Colloseum, St Peter’s Basilica, Roman Forum, Trevi fountain, Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and many more.

The country has a long history, as Rome was founded in 753BC. After the Roman Empire broke down in 395AD, there were many separate kingdoms and cities evolved. It has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine including fashion Capital Milan and other major cities Florence, Venice, Naples and Pisa.

The city of seven hills

The city of Rome was built on seven hills (Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline (where city hall is), Esquiline, Palatine (where the big archaeological digs are), Quirinal and Viminal). There are lots of must-sees and several activities to do here giving you a solid senses of its past. No matter how you choose to spend your time here, you will be treated with sensational views, world-class attractions, a history lesson and scrumptious food. It’s always been a synonym for "mouth-melting food," offering an unmistakable explosion of flavors and aromas. Enjoy the amazing Roman pastas and Fettuccine ai Funghi which is our favourite.

Now, Let's dig into 10 phenomenal must visit sights in Rome (aka Caput Mundi - Capital of the world) -

  • The Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Circus Maximus
  • Piazza Venezia & Altare Della Patria
  • St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums
  • Trevi fountain
  • Piazza di Spagna & Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Navona
  • Stadium Olimpico
  • Bocca della Verità & The Mouth of Truth

The Colosseum

It is the world's 39th most popular tourist attraction with roughly 4 million tourists a year. The construction began in the first century under the rule of the Roman Emperors: Vespasian (69-79 CE), Titus (79-81 CE) and Domitian (81-96 AD). These three Emperors are known as Flavian Dynasty and the amphitheatre was named in Latin for its association with their family name (Flavius). It is the largest amphitheatre and was capable of holding up to 80,000 spectators who came to see a whole range of games:


1] Animal hunts- This was an event of shooting animals with bow and arrows.

2] The Bestiarii – The gladiators fought with wild beasts such as tigers and leopards here. They were trained animal-handlers and killers.

3] Criminal fights - Criminals were also sentenced to fight wild beasts but without any skills, weapons or armour.

4] Velites - Spear Fighters fought each others.

The Roman Forum and the Circus Maximus

From the Colosseum you can walk to the Roman Forum, which is a very short walk. The ticket to the Roman Forum is free if you have the Colloseum ticket but the other way round… Well it’s not exactly true; you cannot visit the Colloseum if you have bought the ticket for the Roman Forum.

The Roman Forum is an impressive sprawl of ruins. In the Middle Ages it was known as the Campo Vaccino ('Cow Field'). At the end of the path, you'll come to Via Sacra and the Tempio di Giulio Cesare. The Roman Forum Mark’s where Julius Caesar was cremated.

You can extend your walk to Circus Maximus which is in very close approximately. This place is an ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium which was built in the Roman times; it was a huge engaging stadium. Lots of people visit the chariot stadium every year. The Circus Maximus is an amazing place to visit and an open air area where you can sit down and have a break.

Altare Della Patria

Italy became one nation only in 1861 and since then includes the islands of Sicily (a must-see beauty) and Sardegna (a jaw-dropping sight). Victor Emmanuel was the first king of Italy. In honour of his name, this wow-inducing monument was built in Piazza Venezia. It is 135 metres wide and is 70 metres high.


There is a little walkway on the road in front of The Emmanuel palace where the view is amazing. Sometimes the soldiers march around in the palace. This palace also holds the tomb of a soldier. It is right near the Roman Forum and the colosseum.

Vatican

Vatican City is a separate and the smallest country and also has St Peter’s Basilica - the home of the Pope. This major Papal basilica is one of the world's most famous church in the whole, wide world and in Vatican City. It marks where Peter was crucified by Roman Emperor - Augustus Caesar. It is located in Piazza San Pietro.

 

Castel Sant’Angelo - also known as Mausoleum of Hadrian - is a castle in the Vatican City. It is commissioned by Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for him and his family. A secret corridor (Passetto di Borgo) connects Castel Sant'Angelo with the Vatican. It is located near the River Tiber and the castle is currently a museum with turbulent history. The drum was covered with an earthen tumulus topped with a statue of Hadrian driving a quadriga.

Vatican Museums is a well-liked visitor destination with more than 4.2 million tourists per year, making it the world's 37th most visited destination.

Trevi Fountain

The Trevi is the most spectacular fountain in Rome. In the centre of the fountain is a statue of Oceanus, the Greek Sea God, standing under a triumphal arch. His chariot is being pulled by two sea horses, one wild and one docile, representing the opposing moods of the sea. Two Tritons are leading the horses, the older Triton holding a twisted shell to announce their passage.



If you’ve been to Rome you would have probably been to Trevi Fountain and tossed a coin over your shoulder and into the water. The legend of the Trevi fountain says that if you throw a coin into it, you will return to Rome or Italy one day. Trevi fountain is free to visit. Approximately 3,000 Euros are tossed into the fountain every day and an estimated €1.4 million was thrown into the fountain in 2016. However, there are regular attempts to steal coins from the fountain though it is illegal.

 

A walk from the Spanish Steps to the Pantheon

The Spanish Steps, a great place to sit down and enjoy the atmosphere and views of the Eternal City, consists of 138 steps. At the bottom of the steps you can find a fountain called Fontana Della Barcaccia, or “Fountain of the Old Boat”. The best time to visit is at the evening. On the 20th March, 1986 the very first McDonalds was opened in Italy near the Spanish Steps. Starting at the Spanish Steps you can also visit the Trevi fountain and this walk can be extended to the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

Stadio Olimpico

As we know that everyone likes football Stadio Olimpico will be a good place to visit as lots of matches take place there. Stadio Olimpico is the largest sports attraction of Rome and is the home stadium of two major football teams which play for serie A – SS Lazio & AS Roma. The stadium boasts roughly 80,000 spectators. It is one of the five European stadiums to host the FIFA World Cup.

The Mouth Of Truth

The Mouth of Truth is a marble mask which stands against the left wall of the portico of the Santa Maria in Cosmedin church. The Bocca Della Varita “The mouth of truth” is simply one of the best sculptures in Rome. It is the face of a man with its mouth, nostrils and eyes wide open. If you put your hand in the Mouth of Truth that is said to bite the hands off of liars.

Other legend was told in the Roman times, it said that the rich wife of a Roman man was accused of committing adultery. The woman didn’t accept that she did it but her husband wanted to put her to the test by making her hand go inside the stone mouth Bocca Della Varita. It is so famous that even Hollywood gave it a place in a film about the city called Roman Holiday. Even now lots of people line up to see this amazing monument.

 

A Tour

Well, you need to visit the City of Love and other cities in Italy at least once in your life. And stay there to explore the blissful landscape – from the snow-capped mountains of the Alps to the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. After the first trip, am pretty sure you would love to visit again as it’s the best travel choice and there are plenty of places to see and things to do. And most importantly famous for its beautiful cars. Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Ferrari, Maserati, and Lamborghini are known to everyone. And, also it’s a great place to travel by Europe’s fastest train. Italian High Speed FRECCIAROSSA trains travel the length and breadth of Italy, reaching speeds of 400 km/hr, entering into the heart of the major cities and shortening distances.

 

Enjoy your holidays in Rome and return home with the best souvenir and a memory of your incredible adventure.

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Siddharth & Akilesh
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