Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by BiGShiRley, Feb 12, 2006.
What do you use to clean your pc, any tips welcome.
hope this is in correct forum if not sorry.
Don't bother cleaning mine, but I think you're supposd to use compressed air duster cans.
i`ve got a portable blower.it`s powerfull.twice a month i take the tower to the balkony and i have a dust party...
compressed air and a vacuum cleaner
Cotton Swabs and a Soft Toothbrush for my fans and HS. I do it about twice a month.
I use compressed air, and a little brush. Also a vacum for when the dust is out of the computer. But just make sure you don't put the vacum inside the case, very bad.
I use compressed air, lint-free cloth and soft brush(es). Hmm.. I never tried using a vaccum on a computer before. I should try that.
Dip the tower into a bath of salty water
while blasting with compressed air i suck with the vacuum
works for me
just cleaned my rig, my temps dropped from 28-29 idle to 24-25, and from 35-36 load to 31-32 load. SWEET
ps:u dont want to know what asus probe is reporting for temps
when i took my last machine apart the crud that was encrusted on the heat sinks and fanblades was unbelievable.. this was after no more than a year of being together..
i now try very hard to limit the airflow thru the case on the principle that a million fans do more than just make a racket.. they really do mess the insides up too much as well..
the more air u pass thru the case.. the more crud gets left in there..
thats weird, i use airfilters on my case,
"thats weird, i use airfilters on my case"
the problem is good air filters restrict the airflow by massive amounts.. to overcome the restriction u need more powerfull fans and my nice quite PC would get noisy again..
its pretty near silent now with very slow running fans.. filters would just kill the airflow stone dead.. not so easy to fit either with a windowed case..
praps in a purpose designed case.. mine just isnt suitable for em thow..
i just settle for minimizing the crud going in by not pushing any more air thru than i have to..
so a water cooling system would pretty much stop most of the dust rite? there will still be dust from the 1 or 2 fans left if any
I would rather keep the airflow going and just clean the computer more than once a year . I can't stand a dirty computer, I took the side off my friends once, to install a HDD, and couldn't believe how dirty it was. I got a can of compressed air and blew some much dust out it was unbelieveable. The whole room got filled with dust. I dust mine quite often. I just keep a can of compressed air near my desk and just pop it open every once in awhile. I guess that translates to anywhere from 2-5 times a month.
I clean mine 2 or 3 times a month
it might be different dust in my room.. i find it needs more than a blow out to shift.. it seems to stick to things and needs a complete dismantle and scrub to get things clean.. a quick blast with compressed air dosnt seem to do the job..
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