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Do I have to remove the card or how do I do this?

Also I have no idea where the air comes in and where it goes out.
    
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Do I have to remove the card or how do I do this?

Also I have no idea where the air comes in and where it goes out.
Give us a picture of it, and we can tell you how the air flows

Hmm... You probably have to pull out your card. Turn off the computer, turn the PSU off, turn the power at the wall off, and pull the power cord out. Then remove the card safly

You could use a vacuum cleaner. Maybe an air pressure can
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You can clean inside your pc case, that is what I do. Try not to bother the card, you may harm with consequences. Clean out your air filters washing with soapy water, if present, or the front in total. I did two days ago, it takes quite some time to clean out and the results are great> lots of dust collected there.
One final note, keep the room clean if you can, a clean floor surface is ideal.
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this waht I do: turn pc off, disconnect power cord and card connectors, take the card off and spray compressed air against the fan and heatsink. Post pics of you rig and card.
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I once read somewhere that you should not spray air opposite the direction of normal air flow, yet that is the only way to push dust off the fan grills imo.
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I once read somewhere that you should not spray air opposite the direction of normal air flow, yet that is the only way to push dust off the fan grills imo.
If the dust gets out, I don't see a problem with spraying in the opposite direction...
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Don;t you a vacumm, you'll build up static and break your components. I most prefer a can of compressed air. I prefer non-flammable stuff but that can be expensive.

Air filters and soapy water are good, just let them dry well before you reinstall them

Spraying air against the flow of normal air flow? I've never been bothered by it, I can't see how it could be a problem...?
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Don;t you a vacumm, you'll build up static and break your components. I most prefer a can of compressed air. I prefer non-flammable stuff but that can be expensive.

Air filters and soapy water are good, just let them dry well before you reinstall them

Spraying air against the flow of normal air flow? I've never been bothered by it, I can't see how it could be a problem...?
Okay, and just how would you create static and break your components? I've done it a thousand times, and I have never had any component die on me. Ever. So unless your vacuum cleaner is Senator Palpatine and shoots lightning using the Force, I don't see any problem using a vacuum cleaner. Maybe once out of a million times could it happen with a metal tube on the vacuum cleaner.

I can safely say that you can use a vacuum cleaner...
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Senator Palpatine
I believe it is chancellor palpatine
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He was a Senator before they elected him Supreme Chancellor..

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