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Old 01-11-2007, 02:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just go grab a can of compressed air and give it a good blow out,Just make sure to unplug the comp first and let it sit abit after cleaning it out
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I normally use a lint free cloth to clean the fans on the heatsink and graphics card too.
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i usually just vacuum it out.
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if u use a dust can, take the comp outside. i usually clean every couple months cuz it gets to be a real pain if u dont keep up with it. i use a q-tip with rubbing alcohol to clean out my heatsinks/radiator as well as the fans. i also give my circuit boards a once over to keep em nice and clean... better heat transfer

just be sure to unplug the comp!!!!!!!!!!

i only use the vacuum to get into the power supply, duster air would prob work better though.
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