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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SpotMaxDog, Sep 22, 2002.

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  1. SpotMaxDog

    SpotMaxDog Thread Starter

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    Has anyone ever opened up their case and thought that a colony of dust bunnies moved in? Well, I do.

    What is the best way of getting rid of dust inside the computer? I've tried useing cans of air but they tend to run out quicly and are realyl expensive. (It's like selling ice to an Eskimo ;) ) And, is there any way of making sure dust stays out of the computer so I don't have to go in there and throw up a dust cloud?
     
  2. phd_mc2

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    The simplest way is to install a filter on the fan. However, keep in mind that a filter will create back pressure on the fan and will drive down the volume of air which may affect your cooling.

    There are ways to calculate fan size etc, but way to technical to include here.
     
  3. SpotMaxDog

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    filter?? where would I get one of those?
     
  4. spaceman_333

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    Hi,

    I've found that one can of air is good for half a dozen dustings.
    Don't shake the can.

    Make sure that your computer is off the floor...on a stand of some sort. At least, 6-8 inches.

    And, there is no way to prevent dust accumulation. I just clean them out every 3-6 months.

    good luck.

    spaceman
     
  5. phd_mc2

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    Just type "computer fan filter" or something like that on Google and you'll get some hits.
     
  6. phd_mc2

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    Oh, and make sure the fan is blowing air into the case since a filter will do little good if the fan is blowing out of the case.
     
  7. Rattler3

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    I bought a video card cooling fan (they are on ebay). It blows the hot air out of the pc as well as quite a bit of dust. I can now blow out my pc every 3-4 months and not have a large accumulation in the case, and the dust pile on the outside is doable with a vacuum.
     
  8. Peaker

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    Hi there,





    To be honest I find a vacuum cleaner to work best. Just use the thin nozzle attachment and be VERY carefull. No component should really be loose enough to be sucked up anyway. Also a good small paintbrush to brush off the dust as well (if you want to be super duper clean :D





    I do believe that over here at least we can buy service kits for PC's that include little vacuum cleaners with a far lower power for use exclusively in PC's.





    I dont like the cans of air, I aleways feel they blow out a little moisture as well.


    You shoue to pick up one of the service kits for pretty cheap.

    Hope this helps,

    Peaker.




    :D
     
  9. SpotMaxDog

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    Thanks, I'll ponder these gems of wisdom while I continue to blow the dust out of my computer.
     
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