How to remove dust and fluff from desktop

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SilverSurf

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Hello All

My desktop keeps crashing, have removed the side of the case and the processor and fans are clogged with dust and fluff causing the system to overheat. I don't think using anything metal or a domestic vacuum cleaner is the right thing to use. Hoiw should I remove this stuff?

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flavallee

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A portable hair dryer on its highest blower speed and coolest temperature setting is what I use for blowing excessive dust and debris out of a desktop case.
If the processor's heat sink/cooling fan is clogged with dust and debris, you may need to remove the cooling fan first so the heat sink can be properly cleaned.
Take your time and be careful you don't dislodge or damage anything inside the case.

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Hello flavallee - thanks very much for your help, will follow your advice.

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