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Used vacuum cleaner every 6 months. Had to take the graphics cards apart after 2 years.
    
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I basically use my WD-40 turbo air blower on the fan intakes of my cards whenever I happen to be taking my computer apart and notice they're dusty. So... not consistently. But I monitor my GPU temps all the time so I would easily notice if something's wrong.
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post #23 of 64
Not the worst iv seen, Worst iv seen is my old 8800gt.
Sold it ages ago to a mate, Then he sold it on to his brother.
He was having over heating problems with it so upgraded to something newer 5830 and it was moved into the team speak servers.
Started having overheating problems even just in 2D mode so I got given it to swap for a 6600gt I had laying around.

Pulled it apart and couldnt even clean the dust out of the heat sink because it was so compacted and looked like it had been sucking concrete dust in which had gotten damp then set.

Couldn't even pick the dust out of the cooler with a needle.
So there went my idea's of using it as a phyicx card.


My main desktop I clean when ever its apart which is 4-6 times a year. On my server and other computer every 6 months it gets a full clean and new thermal compound. But my computers dont get very dusty since they have intake ducting which goes to outside the house and that has dust filters on it.
post #24 of 64
I haven't yet, I haven't even looked into opening a GTX 590.
post #25 of 64
are people really taking off the whole fan from the GPU to clean it? or just clean from the "outside"?
i wonder if i should it for my Sapphire HD 6950 2GB rolleyes.gif
post #26 of 64
once every 10 days, clean the fan grates. 20 days, fan grates and fans. 6 months, take EVERYTHING out, air cannon, disk defrag, CMOS reset, and polish.
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post #27 of 64
I clean all fan filters every 2 weeks, All other fans - 3months

GPU - Every 3 months.

As long as you have positive pressure in your case, the most dust that will get in will be very fine and you can easily blow it out with compressed gas.
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post #28 of 64
every 2 weeks.

the metrovac makes it very easy to do. the more often you do it, the easier it is everytime you do it.
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about 5-6 months~
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10 days or so for the dust filters. 2 months for the psu, gpu, cpu and all case fans. Monitor temps at all times just incase a fan fails or becomes clogged with dust. Metro Datavac electric duster ftw.thumb.gif
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