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Windows 7: How often do you clean your Rig?

31 Jul 2009   #11
Everlong

 

I have dust guards over my intake fans, so it's just a matter of sliding them out every 6 months or so and wiping them down then I'm good to go for another 6 months.
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31 Jul 2009   #12
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

About once every 3 months except in the winter. Whenever I wash the car I take it outside and hose it off. It is just too cold in the wintertime.
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31 Jul 2009   #13
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
About once every 3 months except in the winter. Whenever I wash the car I take it outside and hose it off. It is just too cold in the wintertime.
you can stick it in the washing machine in the winter. just be careful on the brand of soap powder you use.
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31 Jul 2009   #14
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
you can stick it in the washing machine in the winter. just be careful on the brand of soap powder you use.
I clean my keyboard(s) in the dishwasher. Really.
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31 Jul 2009   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
I clean my keyboard(s) in the dishwasher. Really.
I remember hearing Leo Laporte saying that he did the same thing. He kept 2 keyboards at home, would run 1 through dishwasher and give it a few weeks to completely dry out and just flip flop back and forth between them.
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31 Jul 2009   #16
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

About twice a month I'll vacuum and . Living in Houston and not being a fan of AC my house stays a little warm. If I don't keep the computers clean they will get hotter than I like.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dinesh View Post
cant open my laptop...
What laptop? If your warranty has expired it is definitely worth opening them up and cleaning. The dust will build up and eventually kill the fan. I learned the hard way with a Dell years ago, the fan gave out and the system would die several times a day when the CPU reached 98C.
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31 Jul 2009   #17
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Seriously now. About every 3 months.

One thing I do that I encourage to others is, if their desktop arrangement places the computer tower on the floor, to get a "stand" of some kind to raise it off the floor 4-6 inches. This will minimize the amount of floor level "dust bunnies" that get sucked up by the intake fans/vents.

A nice "antique" wood packing box 9"w x 24"l x 6"h works very well for me personally (watch for them at yard-sales/flea-markets).
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31 Jul 2009   #18
Frostbite

 

Air Filters on the front of the case say once a month. Use compressed air inside say every three months.
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31 Jul 2009   #19
petrossa

vista x64/ win 7 x64
 
 

Being a warm dark place i tend to clean it as soon as i see the cockroaches running around it.
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31 Jul 2009   #20
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

doesn't your custom cooling system suck the cockroaches away?
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