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Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

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Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

Today just so happens to be National Clean Out Your Computer Day. Something I should probably observe. Roughly 5 years ago I built a gaming PC and it still works like a charm, but I have so much junk saved on it.I know for a fact that it is FILLED to the brim with useless files saved over the years and probably a lot of dust as well. Needs a cleaning inside and out.

 

I try to dismantle it completely every few months for a real dusting but every time it gets a bit harder to find the motivation because it's such a massive beast.

 

Anyone else have any custom rigs that attract dust like nothing else or files on your hrad drive you know should have been axed years ago?

 

Image result for dusty computer gaming

 

-Jay

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Distinguished Professor I

Re: Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

"Today just so happens to be National Clean Out Your Computer Day"

 

Cleaning out my devices would disturb the gremlins that happily live there among files, apps,  and dust bunnies. 

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Re: Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

I think once it gets warmer I'll have to take my PC out and use the computer duster I bought years ago and have only used one (1) time since then. I don't use my PC as much for hardcore gaming now, more for streaming movies and such.

 

-Liz

 

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

I wish I would have taken pictures when I recently rebuilt my system.  The old one looked much like Jay's picture, but probably worse.   Living out in the sticks and on a road that has a lot of farmland makes it dusty around here, and having a cat doesn't make it any better.  

 

Though I replaced the motherboard, CPU, PSU and memory, I reused everything else, including the case.  This time, though, I added filter material to the intakes.  I cut the material to size and used double sided tape to hold it in place.  It's kind of ugly, but it keeps everything nice and clean.  Smiley Happy 


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Re: Winter Computer Cleaning Anyone?

The cat mention reminded me of this:

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"Mouse not detected"

 

-Liz

 

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