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How important is it to clean your pc?

#11dmccappinPosted 9/5/2013 7:40:02 AM
I've not cleaned mine in 3 years. No change in temps, although it doesn't look that dusty.
#12kill2thisPosted 9/5/2013 9:48:43 AM
happyscrub1 posted...
kill2this posted...
DerPancake posted...
How important is it to wash your hands after you get your hands dirty?


Do you think I should wash my hands after I've been to the toilet?


If your food is clean going in, shouldn't it be clean coming out? >.>


Spat coffee on my k90, thanks.
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#13KOTRwhoopsPosted 9/5/2013 9:56:23 AM
Every 3 months I do it. Quite important IMO, there is always a noticeable amount of dust when I do it.
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#14R i c kPosted 9/5/2013 10:32:36 AM(edited)
The filters I clean every couple months, the whole thing gets opened up like twice a year. Not only is it important for heat but fans can get clogged up and need replacing much more often if you let dust build up.

When fans cease up it's a triple hit - 1) The fan isn't doing it's job and airflow is reduced, 2) The fan has become an actual obstruction so airflow is reduced even further and 3) Power is still going to the fan and if the power meets resistance from the fan being clogged it will instead turn into heat.
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