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Proper Cleaning
05-31-2011, 03:48 PM,
#1
Proper Cleaning
My room is quite dusty and I have been opening up my case from time to time just to check it out and see how the "Guts" look, and I must say they are fairly dusty. I'm afraid that this dust is not only going to sap my performance but possibly damage parts, also I have OCD so I like cleaning everything very often. Now I am going to get a can of Compressed Air. My questions are:

1. Where is it safe to spray the Compressed Air?(I have a lot of dust accumulation on top of my Graphics Cards is it safe to spray the top)

2. What other cleaning tools/ methods are out there for cleaning other parts?

3. Can I put a coffee filter on the outside of the case where the fans are or in the gap between the fan and the case?

4. What are some house hold items that can be used for filters for fans?

Thanks for all help in advanced. Smile
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05-31-2011, 05:38 PM,
#2
RE: Proper Cleaning
I never had any problems using compressed air to clean out the dust bunnies.

You can buy case fan filters that attach nicely and should do a better job than coffee filters.
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05-31-2011, 08:17 PM,
#3
RE: Proper Cleaning
1) It's just air, spray it anywhere as long as you don't spray it while holding it upside down (liquid comes out)
2) I've heard people use vacuum cleaners.
3) I think it would impede your airflow too much for it to be worth it.
4) Fan filters are cheap, I imagine you can order them online in Sweden.
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06-01-2011, 08:05 AM,
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RE: Proper Cleaning
Just one thing: Hold your fans when you blow compressed air over them, to prevent them from spinning. Otherwise, they might get damaged.
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06-06-2011, 12:56 PM,
#5
RE: Proper Cleaning
Thanks for the responses, just got some compressed air and gave my computer an all around cleaning. Going to go get some fan filters as well once I get paid Tongue. Now that my computer is relatively clean I have seen about a 1-2 degree Celsius change in temps on my GPU and CPU. Thanks again for the help.
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