How often do you clean your computer?

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  1. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Dust is considered bad for the life of computer circuits. It clogs air-filters, insulates electronic components that get hot, and can even cause short-circuits.

    The proper way to remove dust is by blowing air, because sucking can draw in circuit jumpers.

    Unfortunately, being a lazy cat, I only clean the inside of my tower when I have cause to open it for another reason. In fact, I’m not even sure how to open the new one, that’s already 6 months old.

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    So how often do you clean your valuable machine?
     
  2. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    #2 Joe C, Dec 15, 2016
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    I used to have to clean them out about every 6 weeks and then I changed my fans around to provide a positive pressure in the case so now I can go about 3 months. Negative pressure makes for much more fuzzies everywhere, although a positive pressure gives me a slightly higher temp, stays cleaner longer... it's a trade off
    Dogs & Cats = much animal dander in the filters

    I also keep my pc's about 3' off the floor
     
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  3. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Yes, it's important to keep the tower off the floor, especially if you have a carpet that creates static.
     
  4. JFKI

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  5. R29k

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    I have all my stuff on big desk in ac (with filter) room so less dust. Needs a bit of cleaning say every year or so, will have a thin film of dust on bottom of case.
     
  6. Tiger-1

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    @ R29k haha same here dude myself make one big desk then all machines stay there, still my my adorable cat mimi ever stay on my legs :p
    @Katz running loved Windows xp now :yeahyeah:
     
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  7. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    You don't need dogs, just the cats. Just brush them every other day and you won't have any trouble.
     
  8. CHEF-KOCH

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    Every 3 month with this guy. Of course I shutdown everything first and remove the PSU cable first.

    I also suggest to hold one finger on your fan because otherwise it spin and that could be (if it's too fast spinning) bad for the storing/ball-bearing.
     
  9. Tiger-1

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    @CHEF-KOCH lol that difference you use one modern machine to clean while I still use "manual" dust cleaner hehe things of third world :eek::(
     
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  10. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    But....
    Dogs rule!
    Cats are a major PIA, they are sneaky, get into things they know they should not get into and they think they own everything that's yours
     
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  11. Zot

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    7 year old custom built I7 First Gen setup. Only once (3 years ago) did good cleaning. Fully disassembled, cleaned, changed thermal paste.....
    Yeah im lazy one. Maybe one day i will pay for my laziness. :D
     
  12. nodnar

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    only when it crashes.it managed to make its powerunit commit harakiri after a power outage,and it was cheaper to cheaper to buy a new box including power unit and put the
    hardware into it. so i now have a superclean machine.i use on-board graphics in this one, because i am not a game addict, and a proper video card will require a more expensive
    powerunit and a lot more money for only a marginal increase in performance, and dust will kill it very quickly anyway.
     
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  13. wyatt23

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    #13 wyatt23, Nov 26, 2017
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    Cats do own everything that you think is yours and yes they are sneaky. :D

    Clean my pc once a year ish and a good cleaner like mr muscle to de-gak the fans.
     
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  14. Enthousiast

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    Being a chain-smoker, having a dog and not being a clean freak, i have to frequently cleanout the pc casings :D
     
  15. wyatt23

    wyatt23 MDL Member

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    Stop smoking chains and shave the mutt :D
     
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  16. Michaela Joy

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    Or get one of these.

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  17. nodnar

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    :g: looks like that beastie has got the same hairdresser as the current us president...;)
     
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  18. Joe C

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    Naw.... the pup has real hair and it's not a comb-over
     
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  19. Michaela Joy

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    I bet she's smarter too. :D
     
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  20. wyatt23

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    #20 wyatt23, Nov 28, 2017
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    that mutt looks like john lydon:laie:

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