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post #11 of 23
Pet hair is even worse...

I have seen some truly horrific cases once opened; cpu coolers, video cards, power supplies, loaded with crap.

Cigarette smoke takes it's toll on the internals of a computer as well.
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post #12 of 23
It's your fault to let it get to the point it did. Being that careless is going to cost you someday.

I'm not saying computers are high-maintenance, but hey require periodic cleaning.

I do my best to keep my room dust free, and even then, after a few months, my case will gather some dust.

Nowhere near that, though.
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post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Dude that is freaking disgusting, Dust your room and clean out your rig at least every 6 months.
Dude I am cleaning my rig every 1 month but the video card can't be cleaned so easily,dont you worry i live in a clean environment.
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Also, dust isn't harmful to GPUs only, it's harmful to anything, even your lungs.
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
Also, dust isn't harmful to GPUs only, it's harmful to anything, even your lungs.
I know,but I am a smoker and i really live in a clean environment,I don't smoke in the room,I clean my room,but i never thought that a video card can gather so much dust and that's the point of the thread,to open eyes for the people that don't know much about pc's.
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post #16 of 23
Cleaning the old champ really made all the difference.
Went from 77C with 100% fan in Dirt3 to 62C with 70% fan.
The real difference tho was under furmark ... 62-63C load compared to 86C (run for only 2 minutes tho).
Best way to avoid all this is using filters on your intake fans.
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Crackin' job, nice boxers too 0-o
post #18 of 23
Something you forgot to mention.... how long since this card had been cleaned before? Am i right in saying never.
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post #19 of 23
I have a dusty room and fairly open case so I blow out my video card every 2 months.

Once my load temps get over 80 ish its time to blow out the card.

After its cleaned temps rarely get above 72 and it comes back down to idle temp much quicker after gaming session.
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Gotten some great cheap cards off CL before because of this, their cards run too hot & start crashing so they figure it's dying & unload it cheap, I clean it out & good as new again.
    
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