Dangers of Dust

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sup2a

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I recently have come a cross countless posts and threads of computers (and components) overheating, but people are unable to find the source oft he problem, I recently saw my Temps of computer 2 on the list Compaq Presario skyrocket to over 60c i figured it was probably the HSF on my CPU, sure enough it was caked with dust just take a look at this:

http://forums.techguy.org/album.php?albumid=131
Unfortunately i was unable to get a picture of my other computer's HSF which was overheating a few months back, it was even heavier dust, remember when you clean your HSF off, use a lint free cloth, a toothbrush or a paint brush work well too. If its a few months since you last did it, replace the Thermal grease too, make sure to be careful not to leave ANY lint, fingerprints or any residue.
Dust is also a serious danger to any components, it can cause shorts on the PCBs causing damage not only overheating
This is seemingly a common problem amongst people lately, just thought i might put this out there.
 

sup2a

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Its been around 1-2 years... completely forgot about this computer... yea i have 2 whippets, they don't lose much hair though.
 
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