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Windows 7: How often do you clean your Rig?

31 Jul 2009   #1

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 Full
How often do you clean your Rig?

About every six month I tear my computer down and give it a good cleaning. I spent about 4 hours yesterday, Removed both video cards,Cooling tower and all 5 fans. Got about 3 degree drop in processor temps when idle.
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31 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 10 Workstation x64

I just wait until they fill with dust then buy a new one
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31 Jul 2009   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
I just wait until they fill with dust then buy a new one
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31 Jul 2009   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

cant open my laptop...
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31 Jul 2009   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

i'm very lazy - i've got an easy-open case with a scrubbable dust filter, but generally i don't bother.

i only clean if i open my case for whatever reason, and notice a lot of ghost turds on the fan blades etc.

my favourite tool is an old toothbrush.
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31 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (7600.16384)

Once every year.
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31 Jul 2009   #7

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

The cleaning lady takes care of that, when she remembers to come in that is....
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31 Jul 2009   #8


I give the outside of both the side and front intakes a wipe every couple of days. The fan blades themselves get a once over each month.

The complete tear down process? Overdue. But I believe that procrastination plays a large part there
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31 Jul 2009   #9

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

I generally blow the dust out 2-3 times a year. Don't break it down unless I'm changing something anyway.
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31 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'd say on my older PC's, they get a shot of compressed air maybe once per year. On my newer boxes, I've been using Antec cases with the air filter screens and I take those out and dust em off about every 3 months. I just changed a power supply in one of my Antec Sonata II cases that had been running for about 14 months, I kid you not, the thing looked like brand new inside.
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