How often do you clean your rig?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by killercat, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. killercat

    killercat MDL Member

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    Once a month here :D ;)
     
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  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Whenever i want to...
     
  3. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    every 3 days
     
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  4. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    approx. 2 months, sometimes longer.
     
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  5. flare4000

    flare4000 MDL Senior Member

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    Every week here:p
     
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  6. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    wow...why so frequent for flare and matrix? I use a compressor once a month here on my desktop.
     
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  7. killercat

    killercat MDL Member

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    oh..must be a pretty clean case :D
     
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  8. flare4000

    flare4000 MDL Senior Member

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    I have sometime at the end of every week, so why not clean the case;)
     
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  9. DARKOR04

    DARKOR04 MDL Tester/Developer

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    At the end of every sessions.....I'm a little picky.XD
     
  10. pewntest

    pewntest MDL Novice

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    vac to the air filters once a month outside (it's relatively dust free here -- engineering environment)
     
  11. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Only 1 to 2 times/year. When I hear my fan starts to make more noice than it uses to make than I know it's getting time.
     
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  12. bencasina

    bencasina MDL Novice

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    clean

    there is a hose pipe ban here at the moment so i can't clean it as frequently as usual :rolleyes:
     
  13. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    Hey Stannie man,The same case for me too,My fan is making much noise(never cleaned since 3 yrs),will cleaning it reduces noise??
    I often use painting brush to remove the dust and other best way??
     
  14. kubato

    kubato MDL Member

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    Cleaning it will get the dust out, to quiet down your fan you will need to take fan out and add a drop of oil to the bearings or whatever you have. On the fan there is a sticker, under the sticker is a rubber cap, pull the cap and put a drop of gun oil or thin oil not WD40 as it is not a oil. Put the cap back on and replace the sticker. make sure the oil in not were the sticker goes or it will not stick. Clear tape cut in a circle works too. It is important to get a sticker over the cap as it keeps the oil from leaking out.
     
  15. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    Could also be pkaji123's prob, but I was shure my fan was just running faster and that was because there was a lot of dust in the cpu cooler. Since he didn't cleaned it for 3 years that sounds more likely to me.
     
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  16. spacednow

    spacednow MDL Member

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    #16 spacednow, Aug 15, 2010
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    Very dusty here and I chain smoke, still only take to garage and blow out about every 3 months or so....does the oil tip apply to most fans?? I never knew that, and I seem to go through allot of fans (always order 3-10 at a time- but I work on other ppls puters some)
     
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  17. MrG

    MrG MDL Addicted

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    The test rigs probably every couple of years (or longer).
    The main rig 1x a year.
     
  18. U-Fig

    U-Fig MDL Member

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    i'm always on top of my temps for cpu/board and graphix, when i gradually see them climbing to a max of 6 degrees off normtemp i start planning a cleancycle with brush and vacuumcleaner
    this usually happens every 2.5 a 3 months, and that is with 3 cats running amuck here.
    the one thing i do daily is vacuumclean my dustfilters from the outside, wich i really need to, 'cause when i leave it for three days i can spin a fur coat off them
     
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  19. JohnCb

    JohnCb MDL Novice

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    #19 JohnCb, Aug 17, 2010
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  20. Bosh

    Bosh MDL Developer

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    I know I have to clean it when I cough after opening the case. Maybe 1 or 2 times per year