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MSI claims it can solve this issue. The company's latest graphics cards are starting to sport what it calls "Dust Removal Tech." Clear and simple! Essentially what happens is that when you start up your computer, the graphics card will operate its fans in reverse mode, pulling air away from the heatsink instead of blowing air onto it. This reverse fan movement is suppose to draw out clogged up dust.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/msi...eon,12858.html

Pretty cool, except the dust goes into your case

Edit: thanks kaze. totally forgot...
Edited by phibrizo - 6/1/11 at 9:09pm
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Source since op forgot:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/msi...eon,12858.html

Think Ive seen the pic somewhere before in the other topics. Didnt know it was suppose to be remove dust, thought it was more like to prevent dust buildup.
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Are people so lazy they won't clean their cases out every once and a while?

lol, I guess the answer is yes people are really that lazy.
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Pointless lol. Anyone buying this card already knows to keep the dirt out.
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Thanks for the reminder... I needa go get a can of compressed air!
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Originally Posted by Aedric View Post
Are people so lazy they won't clean their cases out every once and a while?

lol, I guess the answer is yes people are really that lazy.
Cleaning your case isn't the problem, it's getting dust out of your covered GPU heatsink. Usually you have to take it apart to get everything... Pic of my 8800 after a couple years operating in a relatively well cleaned computer:

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My 5870 fans will go full throttle at start up for a few seconds once every 5 or 6 re-boots. I assumed that was to blow dust out.
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My 5870 fans will go full throttle at start up for a few seconds once every 5 or 6 re-boots. I assumed that was to blow dust out.
Heh mine does that every single time I start up my computer. I always assumed it was a bug in the design.
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I thought the fan rev up at start was to start the fan so it wouldnt just get stuck?
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post #10 of 48
It isn't that easy to get dust out of the graphics card if it is enclosed.. ie you need to take the cover off and void the warranty to remove clumps of it. I think this would be really useful.
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