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this is actually a better picture to demonstrate the point



over time in a dusty environment dust eventually form a blanket on the leading edge of the heatsink and prevent any airflow from passing through the cooling fins

this is why you need something with alittle more oomph so you can blast that dust blanket off the heatsink fins.

personally, if it was this bad, i tend to just remove the heatsink all together, remove the fan, and just put the heatsink itself under the sink and wash it. let it dry over night and remount the heatsink proper with a fresh coat of TIM.
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Wow it's embarrassing to post these here but it does prove it's point pretty well lol. My filthy foam filters in all their glory. For reference it runs typically 2-4 hours a day and I haven't cleaned the filters on probably 2-3 months. Since my front panels just pop off and the side panel is the only other intake fan I just pull the side off, front panels, and blast em outside with my air compressor @200psi. The pic of the gpu bracket is just to illustrate it's general cleanliness inside. I'm in a finished basement with 3 cats and 2 kids so It's pretty dusty here. And I do use my air compressor to clean the case as well. Carefully..





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this is actually a better picture to demonstrate the point



over time in a dusty environment dust eventually form a blanket on the leading edge of the heatsink and prevent any airflow from passing through the cooling fins

this is why you need something with alittle more oomph so you can blast that dust blanket off the heatsink fins.

personally, if it was this bad, i tend to just remove the heatsink all together, remove the fan, and just put the heatsink itself under the sink and wash it. let it dry over night and remount the heatsink proper with a fresh coat of TIM.
Yes it is. But 90 psi air from the exhaust end every six months and I've never had a blanket like that build up. I also run intake filters.
 
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I'm not talking a can of air, i'm talking 90psi air out of a proper nozzle. it removes large quantities of dust from things like radiators, reference style GPUs, etc. a fine layer of dust cannot be removed from the inside of a vapor chamber heatsink by a vacuum, either, but more of it will come out with compressed air than a vacuum/brush.

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sure a dishwasher will do a better job, but a running PC in a dishwasher is a bad idea. I've actually run some stuff through a dishwasher - I got some stuff that was owned by a smoker, and the only way to get it clean was to put it in the dishwasher (which is preferable to a brush/scrubbing in the sink because surface mount tech).

when people talk of vacuums and brushes, unless they specifically call out specialized tools, I assume they're using normal home stuff - I have had people ask me to fix their fans after they break a blade off by hitting it with the vacuum (or busting the bearing in the center). if you carefully apply compressed air, the risk of damaging fans is relatively minor.

me either.

i use use a 50 gallon compressor with 150 psi.

never gets all the dust off.
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me either.

i use use a 50 gallon compressor with 150 psi.

never gets all the dust off.

There's always going to be dust, even in a datacenter environment. I don't care about 100% of it, I care about 90-95% of it. dust that obstructs airflow matters, the fine dusting isn't worth my time (or the 1-2C delta it makes), even more so with servers that I can't take offline.

I like using 90PSI with a 1/4" quick connect end as a "blower" to remove dust. it's just as much about pressure as it is displacement. I just "pop" it a few times from both sides to ensure there's no wads of dust stuck inside. blowing out PSUs is the most time consuming part of the whole job.
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I'll take some pics tonight and post them for ya later.
That's really nice of you, thanks! I'll look forward to seeing that. Interestingly enough, the folks at demcifilter.com say that their stuff is better than foam...because it let's in more air. Common sense tells you that means it also lets in more dust. There's obviously a tradeoff, or a spectrum whereon you find you have more flow and more dust, or less flow and less dust. I guess it's up to you to decide how much dust you can stand, based on flow requirements.

The danger I see is that if you allow too little airflow, you're going to see temperatures rise progressively as the filter fills up. With a piece of foam, it's very difficult to see if it's "full" or "clean", because the dust is trapped /inside/ the filter out of sight. You never know how much airflow you're really getting unless you constantly monitor the temperatures in your case, which nobody wants to do. I always keep the temperature of all my processor cores, vid cards, and hard drives all visible in my desktop status bar, but it's not really the best indicator of how well my filters are performing.

Over time I indeed see the average temperature of my cores begin to rise, and when it gets to a certain average temperature it's a near-certainty that it's time to clean the filters. When I clean the filters, the core temps then drop. I benefit from the fact that it's easy to see the accumulation of dust on my plain mesh filters, but I suffer because they are so difficult to access.

The demo images from the demcifilter guys look really cool, because they just stick onto any surface (even contoured surfaces) via light magnetism. To clean them, just peel them off and reattach when done. They are also mesh filters so it's easy to see dust accumulation, but they are a finer mesh than normal so you get less dust. Sadly, anyone who can think independently knows that despite the hype, you're still letting in more dust than you would with foam. Inevitably you'll have to open the case eventually and vacuum it all out, particularly the very fine dust that sticks on things and often just WILL NOT COME OFF.

It's too bad there's not a silver bullet solution to the dust problem, at least not that I've seen or heard of. Common sense also tells you that sticking something in oil doesn't protect it from dust when the oil itself is exposed to the air. Eventually the oil will get dirty too. And ultimately, given the choice, I'd rather have to clean dust off of my components than clean dusty oil off of my components.

Your logic is faulty. For air to get through foam, it has to take multiple twists and turns whereas air going though a DEMCIfilter has a straight shot through it. The foam traps dust inside the media, making it difficult to clean, whereas it sets on top of the DEMCIfilter's mesh, where it is easily removed. You can even lightly scrub the mesh without damage but foam won't take that kind of abuse.

From actual experience, I can tell you that the DEMCIfilters will let more air through while stopping more dust than foam will, especially over time. Yes, you will eventually have to open up the computer to blow (not vacuum!) it out but you won't have to do it nearly as often.

Vacuuming is an extremely bad idea. You can't get the nozzle of the vacuum close enough to many surfaces to be effective. Also, most vacuums generate static electricity which is easily transferred to your delicate electronic parts since such close contact with the nozzle is required. What works better than canned "air" and is safer and more convenient than a compressor is a small blower designed for clean computer parts, the DataVac ED500 (click on the second link from the bottom to go to a thread here that will tell you more about it). While a bit pricy up front, it will pay for itself pretty quickly from what you will save on the price of canned "air" (and it is better for the environment and your lungs). It is powerful enough to blow out pretty much all the dust that will get into your computer. Any that sticks can be easily loosened with an anti-static brush (do not use paint or makeup brushes; those generate static electricity). About once a year, I go over any area that dust has stuck to with a microfiber cloth moisten with LCD cleaner. It takes me about one whole minute to do that once year so I really need to find an easier way to do that.

Edit: Too high of air pressure can damage components which is why I recommend the DataVac ED500, a high volume blower. Also, when blowing out a case, take extra effort to make sure you don't spin a fan while blowing; I just use a finger to stop the blade while blowing in the area.

I also have severe allergies and I'm just old and decrepit to lug my machine outside for dusting so, about once a month before doing my regular house cleaning, I just open up my case in place, whether or not it needs it, then blow it out just before leaving the house to run an errand, chat with a neighbor, whatever. When I get back, what little dust I blew out has settled and I just dust and vacuum the room as normal. I also vacuum the filters from outside the case whenever they show signs of dust; a vacuum will not hurt the innards from outside.

While you feel otherwise, monitoring your CPU and GPU temperatures is an excellent way to determine if your computer is getting dusty inside. I use Core Temp (use the U.S. Mirror) in the notification area of my taskbar where it takes up very little room but is easily visible.
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Ya when you srart vacuuming it creates a static charge, not sure how safe that is if your vacuuming the inside of the pc.
I'm sorry, but what? Seriously? I've vacuumed dust out of computers for two decades. Please show me the scientific basis of your assertion that a vacuum creates static. Mine certainty never have, and I'm not in the business of physically touching anything in the case with a vacuum attachment, nor with my hands unless properly grounded. Thanks. My allergies are bad enough as it is. I'm not just going to blast dust in the air. Nor do I have time to carry my rig out to the driveway in order to dust it out with a compressor/canister every time it needs cleaning. The overall theme of this thread has coalesced around the good idea that having to do that kind of intrusive work is exactly what should be avoided.

You have just been lucky. I've actually gotten zapped by static at the end of a vacuum cleaner.
     
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To get all of the dust, you really should disassemble your video card and uncover the heat sinks and brush them off. Always. At least once a year.

Someone needs to develop one of those high tech one piece uber milled $1000 cases with high flow HEPA. They would make a killing on people who want religiously clean PC hardware.
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To get all of the dust, you really should disassemble your video card and uncover the heat sinks and brush them off. Always. At least once a year.

Someone needs to develop one of those high tech one piece uber milled $1000 cases with high flow HEPA. They would make a killing on people who want religiously clean PC hardware.

That doesn't work with folder over (internally closed) heatsinks, like the one I linked to. you can only clean the ends with the brush - in which case compressed air is more effective.

you can just buy a HEPA filter and put it in the room with the PC. run it 24/7.
 
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That doesn't work with folder over (internally closed) heatsinks, like the one I linked to. you can only clean the ends with the brush - in which case compressed air is more effective.

you can just buy a HEPA filter and put it in the room with the PC. run it 24/7.

Well, yeah, used compressed air. But that doesn't always get all of the slowly deposited stuff. Some dust requires physical contact to remove.

If someone made a fancy HEPA filtered case that actually worked and used off the shelf filters, people would probably buy it. I'd consider it.
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