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Windows 7: Clean your computer.

28 Apr 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Clean your computer.

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I have a dirty secret. I've never cleaned my computer. Sure, I've dusted my monitor, but I haven't taken off the cover or tried to reach the crumbs lurking inside my keyboard.

"Your computer could fry if you don't keep it clean," says Jonathon Millman, chief technology officer for Hooplah Interactive.

Dust clogs the vents behind your computer, which causes your CPU to heat up—and heat is the biggest cause of component failure in computers. Regular cleaning could save you costly maintenance fees down the road.

Keep your computer in tip-top shape by following Millman's guide to a spotless computer system.
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28 Apr 2010   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

As soon as I saw the thread title - I immediately wanted to say 'No, you clean your computer...'

nah, I'm not naturally adverse to directions at all...


There's some good and sound advice there. Not a single mention of vacuuming inside a PC
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28 Apr 2010   #3
Bf2multi100

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Actually vacuming the inside of your pc (like around your motherbard, memory sticks exc.) may fry your system, i vacummed one of our pcs one time, and our whole pc fried, and it wouldnt boot.
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28 Apr 2010   #4
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bf2multi100 View Post
Actually vacuming the inside of your pc (like around your motherbard, memory sticks exc.) may fry your system, i vacummed one of our pcs one time, and our whole pc fried, and it wouldnt boot.
Probably not the vacuuming itself, more likely static discharge, as vaccums are usually dragged along carpet all the time. I have vaccumed some before without issue. Now I just take it outside, put a dust mask on and used compressed air.
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28 Apr 2010   #5
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This is one of those small things many just never think about doing.

I clean mine out every 6-8 weeks.
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28 Apr 2010   #6
th3r0ck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

guys! who so patched up?
just buy a "WIND BLOWER"


and wipe out the dust of ur pc without any touch!
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28 Apr 2010   #7
Ruivo

Windows Seven
 
 

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This is one of those small things many just never think about doing.
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After several problems with my old computer, I started clean with air machine in low power every 2 months
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28 Apr 2010   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you get a nice case which includes dust filters....the inside of your PC can actually stay very nice and clean. I have an Antec P182 case for my box and this is what the CPU fan looks like after about 9 months of use without 1 single cleaning session thanks to my air filters;
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28 Apr 2010   #9
th3r0ck

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
If you get a nice case which includes dust filters....the inside of your PC can actually stay very nice and clean. I have an Antec P182 case for my box and this is what the CPU fan looks like after about 9 months of use without 1 single cleaning session thanks to my air filters;
can u share us price of this Casing?
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28 Apr 2010   #10
Eloora

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Looks like it's $145 on Newegg, Newegg.com - Antec P182 Gun Metal Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case. Good looking case with a good design, though I've always been wary of cases with doors that close off any front end air intake. My COOLER MASTER Praetorian 730 has a door on the front panel as well, but I always leave it open. Along with the side panel, since my giant heatsink is too tall =\. It's a dusty mess after a couple weeks, lol.
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