Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by t_ski, May 6, 2011.
O_O I've never seen dirt get on the bottom of the PSU
Did they take a crap in that fan!?
Pretty common in that kind of setup.
Don't know how that feather got there?
TIL that a lot of people on TPU own or work at computer shops.
I work as a Database Administrator. I can post databases with dirty, nasty redundant data!
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas
Oh, a pity I didn't know this thread earlier. I recently cleaned 2 computers from a friend who were working 24/7 for 3 years and he smokes. I had the cases opened for days to ventilate them before cleaning because the smell of nicotine was so strong I could got cancer standing close to it. I could had take some pictures, it was terrifying And one of the fans got a brownish perma color even after cleaning it.
Not dirt, but still nasty in my book.
I've seen a few of those. I worked on a 80GB drive that some dumbass had an 8GB OS partition on and it had about 10% free space (I think maybe after I cleaned it up) and I had to defrag it about 10 times (between Windows defrag and JK Defrag) to make it nice. Of course, the other partition was totally empty.
I think the worst I remember seeing off the top of my head was about 69% total fragmentation.
Some pretty dusty pics in this thread. ICK!
I gave up on canned air long ago and use my garage air compressor. I use it on the pc's often. I make sure to drain the air tank to get rid of any water now and then.
I have heard of motoctross/offroad riders spraying the underside of their bikes and fenders with silicone spray before a muddy race, to keep the mud from sticking. Anyone ever try silicon spray on heatsinks inside their pc? It could keep the dust from sticking.
Yeah, but that is only an 20GB drive, how about a 3TB volume?
That's just wrong. :shadedshu
I'm cloning this Lady's 20GB drive to a 500GB drive now. No more space issues.
I once had an HDD that was so fragmented that it just wouldn't read a complete file it could no longer boot into windows (3.11) had to format C:\ reinstall DOS 6.22 and windows 3.11 lol
now I write up a list of things for customers to do at home which includes
2: Full Virus scan
3: Disk clean up
to be done once a week and I tell them if it's not done it'll cost them twice as much to fix next time
seems to work for most 99% of them only the odd lazy prick who has to much money to care
I got some great B-rated stuff to show too; today was PC cleanup day & before i did that i took some photos of it so try not to be offended.
Pics were taken with Samsung GT-S5570 so forgive me the poor photo quality. Sorry.
Other remarks: didn't cleaned it for about month & a half.
... Just a month and half?
Yup. I didn't said it wasn't just dust but also old wall paint in there despite i cleaned it month & a half ago. Sarcasm much on your behalf? jk Cheers.
Your English is good huh
Just having a friendly laugh.
Me too. Cheers mate.
about to clean my comp after a while. pics coming soon XD
I laughed when I seen that even the back plate was dusty, what do u do have the tower in a closed off space near you so all your skin dust has nowhere to go but on the pc? lol ^^ what gpu is that?
edit: everyone should tel lme what gpus they own in a pm and ill add them to the gpudb
lol. its dusty for a reason, our place was renovated while the pc was still running so there is a lot of plaster of paris and paint dust there. also there is a subway station construction in the locality so that generates a ton of dust. not to mention im in the middle of the city.
it was last cleaned ~2 months ago.
add to that two panaflow 110+ cfm fans and you have a air filter
GPU is a GIGABYTE GTS450 OC2 from Barbaric Soul.
Is that deaded?
Hardly bad, just some capacitor vomit.
is this what your card looked like without the dust ^^
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