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Old 07-15-2017, 09:23pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default How often do you clean out your computer.....

Once a year?......once every two years?

Mine is on top of my desk so it doesn't get as dusty inside as on the floor, but it's slowing down a bit so it may be time to take the covers off and blow it out.....
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Once a year?......once every two years?

Mine is on top of my desk so it doesn't get as dusty inside as on the floor, but it's slowing down a bit so it may be time to take the covers off and blow it out.....
I've been having thermal shut downs on my old HP laptop. I'm sure there has to be a lot of dust buildup around the fan and vent. I've never cleaned it.
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I've been having thermal shut downs on my old HP laptop. I'm sure there has to be a lot of dust buildup around the fan and vent. I've never cleaned it.
that s the reason i have done it to my HP Laptop also,
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Put a new power supply in my 4-year-old PC last week and despite having four cats, two of which are fur bearing critters who shed like a mofo, didn't have much in the way of dust inside. You get a good case that has filters and keep them sorta vacuumed now and then, doesn't get too bad. Just keep on top of it. If you think it needs vacuumed it probably does.
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I probably get to mine once a year on average. I don't upgrade like I used to, but I still flush the cooling system and put in clean water roughly every 12 months. Good filters and positive case pressure (more air in than out) keeps things fairly clean.
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I've been having thermal shut downs on my old HP laptop. I'm sure there has to be a lot of dust buildup around the fan and vent. I've never cleaned it.
I never cleaned my old PC for about 5 years and it slowed right done. I opened it up and it was plugged with caked on dust. Took it outside and blew it out with an air gun and it was good. This new one is about 2 years old and I think it's due. Just wondering what most of you do and how often. thanks.
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If you blow it out, remember to put a pencil or some other tool to prevent the fans from spinning. The fans are not designed to be spun really fast by an air blast.

I blow mine out one a year. Even my laptops, I will try to take most of the underneath off and blow it out.
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My desktop is water cooled.

I used to watercool the GPUs too...but I got tired of buying expensive blocks I was replacing every year or two. Old picture, but you get the idea. Water cools the CPU and the heat is exchanged through the radiator at the bottom of the case. Currently running an i7 6700K at 4.5 GHz.
....you learn something everyday. very coollllllll, pun intended.
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....you learn something everyday. very Whackedlllllll, pun intended.
There, fixed for you.......WHY all that for a silly desk top?? or is it much larger with much more capASSity than the typical???

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The case was free (wife won it at a trade show) and it holds all my stuff with room to spare. 12 SSDs, full water cooling (which makes it damn near silent), Nvidia Titan X GPU, etc.

It's a monster and partly my hobby (I used to review computer hardware) and partly because I enjoy building machines. I used to build a new rig every 2 years or so, now I just replace parts as needed and keep the same chassis.

I'm sorely tempted to pick up AMDs new 16 core CPU to speed up movie encoding.
As an amateur with a computer at best, isn't that like putting a big block in a Corolla?
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I probably get to mine once a year on average. I don't upgrade like I used to, but I still flush the cooling system and put in clean water roughly every 12 months. Good filters and positive case pressure (more air in than out) keeps things fairly clean.
I questioned this. I thought you were full of sh*t! But, I googled it and they do have that.

Not to say you are not full of sh*t, but this is not and indication.
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I'm not sure what you mean. It started out as a Corvette, now it's been turbocharged. :P
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Oh I know you can buy new crate versions, but my computer was never a Corolla. :P
You can't push it anymore, Jim.
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I probably get to mine once a year on average. I don't upgrade like I used to, but I still flush the cooling system and put in clean water roughly every 12 months. Good filters and positive case pressure (more air in than out) keeps things fairly clean.
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My desktop is water cooled.

I used to watercool the GPUs too...but I got tired of buying expensive blocks I was replacing every year or two. Old picture, but you get the idea. Water cools the CPU and the heat is exchanged through the radiator at the bottom of the case. Currently running an i7 6700K at 4.5 GHz.
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I questioned this. I thought you were full of sh*t! But, I googled it and they do have that.

Not to say you are not full of sh*t, but this is not and indication.
No one remembers 1COOLPC ? Bart sold water coolers for computers
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My son (age 12) built his first gaming computer that has liquid cooling last year.He want to do a mineral oil one soon after he builds my replacement pc.


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Mineral oil is cool until you need to do...anything...with it.
At his age it might be best to let him get it out of his system and move on.
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He likes a good challenge but is level headed enough to learn from mistakes.He's good at matching up parts and making it work.Spends hours watching tech videos and doing his research.
He totally geeked out at micro center,it was a tad scary.
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