Clean Out Your Computer Day is celebrated on February 14 every year. This holiday falls on the second Monday in February - the perfect time to get some real organizing done if you have given up on your New Year's resolutions.
History of Clean Out Your Computer Day
When was the last time you cleaned the fans and dusted the motherboard? Have you looked at your graphics card to see if its fan and fins are clean? For that matter, when was the last time you cleaned that you even opened the case?
Make sure your system is powered down and disconnected (do not panic! You will survive half an hour or so if you have problems, I promise!) Then find a good online guide to do it and show you how to get it done safely. All that dust traps heat, and if you did not know, computers really do not perform well under high pressure and heat.
Once you have cleaned all the inside, you will want to put it back together and get it started. Trust us; you can see its performance improve immediately. Once done, it's time to deal with and delete unnecessary files from your computer, a clogged hard drive can be just as damaging as a clogged fan on your computer, although it doesn't usually break your computer.
How to celebrate Clean out Your Computer Day
It is right there with the name Clean out Your Computer Day. Start by tearing the box apart, opening it, and cleaning all the dirt inside. You may have more dust than you think in it and that slows down your system. Next, clean up your Hard Drive and you can enjoy another year of computers running as smooth, as fast as the day you bought them.
ObservedClean Out Your Computer Day has been observed the second Monday in February.
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