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How often should I dust the inside of my computer?

How often should I dust the inside of my computer?

I would like to avoid frying my computer. I understand dust collects inside on the boards and the CPU cooling unit. How often should I open up the chassis and what process should I use to safely remove the dust?

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Guest [Entry]

"This depends greatly on how dusty your house is. I open mine up every few months, and use some pressurized air to blow out all the vents, etc.

You'll want to pay special attention to the areas that usually get hot - for instance, the CPU. Make sure there's proper air flow through the system, and if you turn your computer off a lot, you'll notice a build-up on the fans as well.

If you live in a dusty area, or are a smoker, you'll want to do this on a very regular basis."
Guest [Entry]

"Don't dust.

Air in a can instead.

If your fans seem to be speeding up sooner than before, its time for a clean. Thats the rule I go by.

Best practice is to keep the area clean though!"
Guest [Entry]

"Personally, I clean my PC at least once a month just to reduce the build-up inside. Disconnect the cables, take the motherboard out, clean the casing and the fans, and put them back in.

It's rather dusty where I live, and since we don't have airconditioning, that's what we usually do."
"Personally, I clean my PC at least once a month just to reduce the build-up inside. Disconnect the cables, take the motherboard out, clean the casing and the fans, and put them back in.

It's rather dusty where I live, and since we don't have airconditioning, that's what we usually do."
Guest [Entry]

Don't bother. By the time there is enough dust to cause a problem, the computer is probably obsolete. =)