Why You Should Properly Turn Off Your PC

why you should power off your pc properly

Are you done with your work? Its now time to turn off your PC and are you so tired clicking that little peace of button on your start screen and just hit the turn off button? Well, you should! Because there are risks on not properly turning off your PC.

Here are the reasons why you should turn off your PC properly

Blue Screen of Death or BSOD

BSOD or blue screen of death
Bradford, England – May 23, 2011: Close up of an LCD screen showing the “The Blue Screen Of Death”. This is the page that famously comes up when Microsoft Windows has crashed.

The bluescreen of death appears when something is broken on your system. Sometime it’s a hardware related issue such as broken ram or broken power supply unit. Why broken power supply unit? If you have not turned off properly your PC for like almost all the time. Eventually, those little peace of diodes break down because of the sudden loss of power.

When you power off your PC properly these diodes has the time to cut off the power from their system thus giving them a long life. Unlike when your suddenly turn it off where power suddenly stopped they do not have time to react and just kill itself.

Broken RAM

Are you aware that suddenly turning off your PC will cause a great harm on your RAM. Why? Because during normal use your RAM is running like it should normally do using its resources and of course memory into your system.

And now you turn it off suddenly, those micro processing immediately cuts their power to your system causing a hard reset and eventually killing processing directly to your RAM which your RAM do not have time to react on this sudden power loss.

Broken CMOS Battery

If you constantly not properly turning off your PC, your CMOS battery will eventually loss its power and will give you headache. Why headache? Because a broken CMOS is hard to diagnose. You will notice your PC won’t start and you will think that your power supply unit is broken. But its not. Or your RAM is broken but probably not!

You ran out of options and you think your motherboard is broken but its NOT! Your CMOS battery probably died out! You replace all those expensive parts yet you just found out that your CMOS battery is the culprit which costs like 4$!

To sum it up

In conclusion it is very good to power down your PC properly and not just unplug its power socket because you are tired to wait for it. Everything has a consequences that includes not properly turning off your PC has a consequence. An expensive one.

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