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How bad is dust?

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I clean it out once a week but lately been having house renovations, dust everywhere, this is 3 days since I dusted it...

How does this impact performance and reliablity? People say a lot of myth about dust.

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That's not good....lol. I'm not exactly sure what myth you are referring? Dust will impact cooling potential, thus leading to overheating components. That will cause thermal fail safes to enact (shut down) and early degradation of components, possible even failure.
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OH DEAR GOD WHAT IS THAT?! If you're doing house renovations my advice would be to only use your computer as needed and keep up on the dusting, shut it down whenever not in use for more than 5 minutes or so. I have seen computers used for 10 years with dust not as bad as that.
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Myths like "dust causes electromagnetic discharges that short out your whole pc" lol
    
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Myths like "dust causes electromagnetic discharges that short out your whole pc" lol

If you want to run the risk go for it. Me personally I wouldn't want to turn on my PC with that good layer of dust on the heatsink let alone use it for any length of time.
post #6 of 7
I would be a bit more strategic about what I do with my hardware during these renovations. When I was doing drywall work in my basement, my computers/monitors were powered off and covered. You don't want all that stuff making its way into your electronics... no good will come of it.
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Been running over a month like it now xD Rocket League slows down sometimes.

I need to clean it out when it isn't raining outside. Compressed air good for this?
    
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