Computer Dust

, posted: 11-Jan-2007 15:42

I am having problems with dust in my computer. I have my computer on for several hours a day, and I think that it is overheating, and when I took the case of my PC, I discovered that there was a lot of dust inside, especially on the fans. Does anybody know what I can do about the dust, or if there are any solutions? If you do, please let me know. Thanks. Smile

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Comment by Noviota, on 11-Jan-2007 16:32

I use compressed air to spray it out. Make sure there is nothing but air in the can, and don't hold it too close or it forms condensation as it is cold when it comes out.

Comment by tonyhughes, on 11-Jan-2007 16:39

Put your PC in a clean-room, vacuum more often, get a better vacuum cleaner (we love our Dyson), consider environment, move PC up off the floor (or even up off a very low shelf), move PC out into open (jammed in a corner surrounded by cables will be a dust trap.), regularly clean out the machine (dust happens, you can minimise it, but generally not avoid it totally - so plan to clean out the machine anyways)

Comment by NokiaRocks, on 11-Jan-2007 16:40

You can get things to put next to the grills before your fans which stop dust, but they're hardly worth it. Best bet would just to clean your computer with some canned air once a month or so.

Comment by bugle, on 11-Jan-2007 16:44

Short of running it in a hermitcly sealed environment? No

But hey most of it is just dead skin cells...

Comment by sbiddle, on 11-Jan-2007 17:05

A vacuum cleaner on blow is always good.. Or a can of compressed air from DSE if you're feeling wealthy.

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