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post #11 of 45
can of compressed air,why?you can ground it,can also be compressor make sure last part close to computer is grounded .1.35 volt is not a lot
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What about good quality compressed air? Any rules with that?
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all these methods wont get the dust off items you need to wipe them down especially fan blades.
I use q-tips sometimes with alcohol but that can create a light "mudd" if you dont use a few qtips.
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all these methods wont get the dust off items you need to wipe them down especially fan blades.
I use q-tips sometimes with alcohol but that can create a light "mudd" if you dont use a few qtips.

Yeah I don't mind wiping fans down, but the GPU's can get a lot of loose dust in the fins. Is compressed air fine for this in short bursts?
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Originally Posted by kiwwanna View Post

I use a vacuum on my pc all the time.. good rule of thumb is don't vacuum anything that has voltage going through it. A case won't hurt as there's no components that are in contact (if you had you'd have a short)
Just don't vacuum any thing pcb or on them.

^^^ This....

I use a vacuum and have cleaned many a PC this way, and haven't lost a component yet. I don't touch the boards with the brush attachment though, I use a 1/2" paint brush to loosen all the dusty crap from between components and the vacuum does the rest. and as kiwwanna says, just make sure it's powered down.
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What about good quality compressed air? Any rules with that?

The only rule for that really, is to make sure you don't let the fans spin fast. It can knacker the fan bearings, or generate a voltage that backfeeds into the system. Just hold them still when giving things a blast of air. oh, and a dust-mask and eye protection is an idea if you're health concious, and don't want to be coughing for 5 mins after blasting things, or picking bits out yer eye! wink.gifthumb.gifbiggrin.gif
post #16 of 45
Just get compressed air, I have like 5 cans in my closet.
 
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post #17 of 45
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Are you sure a paint brush is safe for the likes of a GPU PCB?
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post #18 of 45
If you're talking compressed air from a compressor, make sure it's not letting any moisture through!
Also, don't spin the fans with the air line. As it could spin them much faster than they're supposed to spin!
Plus, spinning them could cause them to make volts, possibly killing your mobo eek.gif
Oh, and watch you don't blow off some heatsinks off of the GPUs like I did biggrin.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post

If you're talking compressed air from a compressor, make sure it's not letting any moisture through!
Also, don't spin the fans with the air line. As it could spin them much faster than they're supposed to spin!
Plus, spinning them could cause them to make volts, possibly killing your mobo eek.gif
Oh, and watch you don't blow off some heatsinks off of the GPUs like I did biggrin.gif

Compressed air can, I think an air compressor would be plain overkill, and dangerous for everything it is sprayed at tongue.gif
 
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I'm talking about the good old canned compressed air. So, just hold the fans in place right?
I just wish my PC did not collect so much dust. It is on the carpet but there is nothing I can do other than hoover the carpet daily and clean the HAF-X dust filters.
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