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How to prevent computer crashes


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We all have experienced a device’s crash at some point or another. The screen freezes or goes out, you lose all progress and the device might even exhibit some weird behavior for hours or perhaps even days afterwards. Continue reading to learn how to prevent computer crashes!

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How to prevent computer crashes

  1. 1. How to Prevent Computer Crashes SafeBytes Software
  2. 2. If you are alive in 2016 you use a computer. Yes, that might seem like a sweeping statement, but it is rather true in more ways that you realise. If we take out the obvious candidates to prove this (laptops, desktop PCs, netbooks notebooks and chromebooks), we’re still left with solid evidence that computers are all around us: · Smartphones are essentially mini-computers that can make calls. You probably have heard the words dual-core, quad-core and octa-core on a discussion or sales pitch about cell phones. These refer to the number of cores in the phone’s processors. As in CPUs. Phones also have GPUs (some of the better models at least). · All of this also applies to most tablets. · Drive a car? There’s a computer there monitoring a range of things from the response of the engine and gears to the temperature of the carburettor. They are so commonplace in modern vehicles that there are some analysts that have started to worry about unscrupulous people hacking into cars to cause damage. · Have a playstation, xbox or Nintendo console? Those are also essentially computers that are designed with their own OS and exclusive software libraries. As such, they are subject to being hacked as well, which enables homebrew development, but also has the unfortunate effect of enabling piracy on the device. · Have a smart TV? Most of these televisions also have their own operating systems, and, while primitive and not super powerful, their own CPUs and internet integration.
  3. 3. As you can see, both the number of computers we use and the possible applications that these computers have increased exponentially over the years. This flexibility means that every day these computers get more and more complex, and unfortunately that also means that there are more and more ways in which these machines can fail. We all have experienced a device’s crash at some point or another. The screen freezes or goes out, you lose all progress and the device might even exhibit some weird behaviour for hours or perhaps even days afterwards. In this article, we will go over some of the most common scenarios that could lead to a crash and how to try to prevent them. Having said this, keep in mind that each machine is a world unto itself, and sometimes all the preparation in the world cannot stop something from reacting badly to something else. · Hardware conflicts: many, many, many crashes are the product of hardware and hardware installation conflicts. Each device on your machine needs an IRQ (Interrupt Request channels), and if two devices try to use the same one, there’s going to be a crash coming not long after. Keep drivers up to date in order to avoid the worst of these problems.
  4. 4. · Bad RAM. Yes, Random Access Memory, as vital as it is, can “go bad”. You will need specialized programs in order to test whether or not there’s a problem with the RAM. After this, there’s the matter of identifying if the problem is due to one or multiple sticks. In order to test it out, there’s no option other than good-old-fashioned trial-and-error: boot the PC with a different stick in the main slot until the machine stops booting normally, then replace the culprit. · Heat. Heat will really mess up computer components, and the more powerful a machine is, the more heat it will generate. It’s no wonder that there is a whole industry revolving around third party cooling solutions: eliminating and dissipating heat is one of the most important things for a healthy computer. So much so that computers are designed to shut down (read: crash) when their more delicate parts are in danger due to excessive heat. Shutting down will inevitably and eventually make the parts cool down. So, how do you ensure that heat is not a menace? o Check your machine’s fans and replace the ones that are defective or broken. This check includes the CPU cooler’s fan, by the way. o Check your filters. If your computer has filters, make sure they are not obstructed in any way, shape or form. In fact, this segues into the next point: o Clean your machine regularly. Dust build-up can and will make bottlenecks that will make heat a real problem for you.
  5. 5. · Not enough power. If you have recently installed some new components, it’s entirely possible that your power supply cannot handle its requirements, thus resulting in a crash. Always double check any and all compatibility requirements for any piece of hardware or software. · Viruses. The dreaded word. Any virus can do any number of things to your PC, from blocking access to certain files to erase critical items that will make the machine crash instantly. Keep a good antivirus on at all times and exercise caution when on the internet and you should be able to steer clear of any virus-related crashes. On a final note, one of the best products out there that meets all of the expectations for what a great suite of programs should be is without a doubt SafeBytes security and computer health suite, which is comprised of three programs that are designed to work in tandem: · SafeBytes Security Suite · SafeBytes TotalSystemCare · SafeBytes DriverAssist Yes, the security suite alone would be enough to keep your computer running free of malware, but why not take advantage of SafeBytes other products as well? With those three programs running on your PC you will have, and this is not the full list:
  6. 6. · 24/7 protection against all form of malware · 24/7 customer support with the staff at SafeBytes · Speed, stability and improved performance · Registry error removal and correction · User friendly interfaces that make taking care of potential problems easier than ever · A fully configurable, flexible and powerful firewall to protect your PC · Reliable, efficient and convenient management of all off your PC’s drivers, making it easy and painless to be completely up to date on the driver front, which in turn means an even better running PC. All of these features and many more are at the tip of your fingers with SafeBytes renowned PC optimization suite. Download the programs and see for yourself; you won’t want to go back to other software after installing SafeBytes!