5 Common Computer Misconceptions


By MakeTechEasier.com

5 Common Computer Misconceptions

Decades have passed since the first home computer was introduced, yet this device still remains a mystery to some. Today, we’re going to clear up some common computer misconceptions and empower people to make wise decisions that will help them get on their way to solving problems.

1: When A Computer Is Slow, It’s The CPU’s Fault

When a computer starts to run slow, it is easy to put all the blame to the CPU. In fact, there are tons of reason why your computer is slow, and the CPU is probably not one of them.

One of the cause could be that the computer have insufficient memory or low-quality memory with a slow clock. Sometime, it could also due to a poorly coded software that constantly take up tons of memory and system resources.

The lesson: have a look at your other hardware and see if that’s what’s causing the issue. Scan your computer for viruses and eliminate any threat before blaming the CPU. Lastly, switch to another software that are less resource-intensive.

2: Windows Made My System Crash

A long-promoted idea among people who dislike Microsoft is that Windows crashes often. When you use a computer, you expect it to do what you tell it to do. Once in a while, this doesn’t happen, and the computer throws a blue screen.

This horrible display of information often tells you a lot about the problem while, at the same time, assumes you understand that information. This is an ultimate failure of Microsoft Windows’ core programming, but it doesn’t mean that Windows is at fault for your crash. In the above image, the problem was due to a faulty driver for a processor. How could you tell? Googling “gv3.sys” revealed this easily. The “.sys” represents a driver. An address fault like this one is often caused by an issue that occurs while the driver is trying to allocate memory.

The lesson: More often than not, blue screens are caused by memory errors rather than errors in the operating system itself. To stop these kinds of problems, keep your drivers up to date and check your memory once in a while.

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This excerpt is shared with permission from maketecheasier.com.

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