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Old 01-30-2005, 02:51 PM   #1
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when cleaning you cpu what do you do
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Pull everything out, clean every little bit of dust you can find out. I do this once a month [or so]. That'* the only time my system gets shut down. You will also want to let the system sit for 20-30 minutes before working on it, and draining the capacitors before doing anything [unplug PSU, push power button a few times {or until little red LED on the mobo shuts off}].


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[unplug PSU, push power button a few times {or until little red LED on the mobo shuts off}].
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Bring it outside if it is not a raging blizzard and get your duster can, clear all that crap out, l then bring inside and get the rubbing alchol out for everything else.
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Unplug it. Get my canned air. Spray it till everything is clean. I'm not too anal about the cleaning. I just get most of the dust outta there. I have a custom filtering system I made that works really well.
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Dont get to close with the duster, spray it at an angle at least three inches away
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vacuuming works pretty good for me. just be absolutely positive that you ground yourself to the chassis before you bring the sucker anywhere near the computer. i only do this cause i always end up wasting canned air, so i decided not to get it anymore. not to mention the fact that you have to be 18 pretty much where ever you go to get the stuff.
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spray in short bursts, so the can doesnt get too cold to spray... once the can gets to cold u have to wait for it warm back up so it will repressurize
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