5 Things You Need to Know About Rebooting Your Computer

5 Things You Need to Know About Rebooting Your Computer

  1. Why do you need to do it?

  • Flushes RAM (Random Access Memory…your computer’s main type of memory). This type of memory is constantly in flux which makes it more unstable.

  • Speeds Up Performance. It keeps your computer running a lot faster.

  • Stops Memory Leaks. These happen when a program you were running doesn’t close properly. Most programs we run borrow RAM and return it when we close the program. However, there are times when this doesn’t happen which causes memory leaks.

  • Bug Fixes. The longer you go without rebooting your computer the more likely it is that your computer gets more bugs and glitches. These cause your programs to run slower and may cause your computer to freeze up.

  • Saves Time. Rebooting is the quickest and easiest way you can fix an error. Just think about how nice it would be to turn on your computer first thing in the morning and not have to wait 5+ minutes for everything to load properly.

2. How Do You Need to Do It?

  • Rebooting is really simple, just restart your computer or completely shut it down and turn it on the next day when you come back to work.

3. When Do You Need to Do It?

  • There is no minimum or maximum amount of times you should reboot your computer. The best thing to do would be to get in the habit of doing it when you leave at the end of every work day. Just hit the restart option and head out the door!

4. Reboot or Shut Down?

  • Rest easy, there is no difference!

5. When Do You Need to Call us?

  • You can call us anytime, but definitely if the problems of slowness and freezing up continue. We’re here to help with whatever you need!

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