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    threelions00's Avatar on a shirt... BT Rep: +12BT Rep +12BT Rep +12
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    This made sound silly but last night, i took the side of my PC and saw my fan was quite dusty....


    can this affect the performance of the PC much?

    feel free to either, a) laugh, b) comment or c) cry at my incompetence.


    thanks

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    yes it can...you should clean your pc box form time to time.id suggest you buy some can-air, its not that expensive and will clean the shit out of your pc

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    ok...just generally blast it about in there all over the show then and pick up what's left?

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    get a can of deodorant and a lighter... much cheaper

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    I've seen some people suggest you use a q-tip to (carefully) clean the fan-blades of dust. Remove what you can with the can first, anyway.

    Make sure, when doing this, and anything else that may lead to you touching any components, that there's no static electricity.

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    Absolutely -- dust can and will interfere with the ability of your cooling devices to channel heat (particular relevant to the new generation of CPUs and AGP/PCI-E cards with hardcore onboard HSFs).

    As mentioned, canned air is the best bet -- blast that crap out of there to keep your temps low, especially since we're about to get the heat wave...

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    Last edited by TheNobleEU; 06-10-2005 at 03:58 PM.

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    i just found out that a q-tip is foreign for cotten bud

    you learn something new everyday

    go google!

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    i thought he meant a pool cue...tried figuring it out...cheers samurai for the clear up...

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    you could use a pool cue - just make sure you chalk it first so you know where you've wiped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samurai
    i just found out that a q-tip is foreign for cotten bud

    you learn something new everyday

    go google!


    And I thought they were just for your ears ! I use a vacuum attachment with the soft brush. After turning off the computer first . That can air just blows shit around and sprays wet if you shake or hold in upside down. I liked the post about the leaf blower .

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