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Old 11-29-2004, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does the dust in your pc affect the hardware iside the case? cuz everytime i open my case up, theres a load of dust everywhere and all over my hardware, and i'm not sure if it will do any harm to my stuff?
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Old 11-29-2004, 05:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get some filters from www.newegg.com or just place coffee filters in front of your fans.
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hm, maybe. But will the dust do any damage to my hardware?!
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Old 11-29-2004, 05:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, the dust can make your hardware overheat or fry, causing permanent damage. Buy a bottle a compressed air from staples or any office store
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what's the best way to clean it then?
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Buy a bottle of compressed air and regularly clean dust off (once a month or so), or buy filters. You will have to clean the filters regularly though.
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But when the filters get filled with the dust the air flow is little to none. I would suggest just cleaing it every month to two months depending on how often you have it running and how dusty your enviroment is.
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Dust sucks. I personally dont care for filters because there are a ton more places for dust to get in, a good air cleaning once a month or so is a good idea.
Dust will stop the airflow around the fan, therefore making everything warmer.
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Yes, the dust can make your hardware overheat or fry, causing permanent damage. Buy a bottle a compressed air from staples or any office store
Ontop of that... I have read cases where people actually had the dust catch on fire... lol! Pretty crazy...
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Old 12-01-2004, 06:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just whant to point this out, for preventing dust getting into your case just put something over the case to block off the dust. I put 1 t-shirt over the case and 1 for the monitor and it helps me allot, theres barely any dust in it
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