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Why A Surge Protector Is Important For An Optimized PC

A good surge protector is an important part of your computer’s safety net, just like virus protection and backing things up. Without good protection, your computer could be destroyed by sudden power surges or spikes, sometimes even if it’s not on at the time. If it’s plugged into a surge protector, though, the surge protector blocks the current caused by power fluctuations from passing to your computer. Because the surge protector is made from sturdier electronics, it rarely takes damage from this.
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How To Improve Windows Performance By Defragmenting Your Hard Disk

When your computer gets slow, it’s often because the hard disk is fragmented; you can often improve Windows 7’s performance by defragmenting it. Defragmentation goes through your hard drive and reorganizes all the bits and pieces of data scattered throughout, sorting them and putting them in order. You might visualize it as your kitchen cabinets if you never cleaned them out; it takes you forever to find that can of peaches you know you have somewhere. When you sort and clean things, however, your peaches are with the rest of the fruit, right where they belong.
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