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Dusty computer (from inside) slowing down?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Eazyduzit, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. Eazyduzit

    Eazyduzit Regular member

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    i was wondering if the inside of a computer is dusty and crap will that slow it down so it wont over heat or something. i know stuff like that slows the computer down

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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    more likely spyware on the computer as i've seen some dust bunny infested computers still working all right. run ad-aware se & spybot s&d to get rid of spyware & run your antivirus program plus do an online scan with antivirus.com. but clean out your windows cookies, temp & temporary internet folders & do a scandisk for errors
     
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    Eazyduzit Regular member

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    what about pest patrol 2005 i use that is that as good as spy bot
     
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    don't know as i've never used it. try this run pest patrol than spybot s&d than ad-aware se to see how many of each catches
     
  5. Jerry746

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    As far as the dust is concerned, a light coating may not be too much of a problem but excessive amounts will overheat the PC in 2 ways. First the dust layer will absorb the heat and hold it like a blanket. Second it restricts the air flow by blocking the vent holes and fan blades and also slows air speed through the system. Not the best thing for your PC.

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    Eazyduzit Regular member

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    yea true how would u suggest on cleaning it
     
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    could use long hair paint brush, air can or if carefull an air compressor
     
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    I would go with the brush on the exposed area and a can of air for the area you can't get at as suggested. I keep a thin piece of foam air conditioner filter over my intake holes. It catches most of the dust before it gets inside and is easier to keep clean.

    Jerry
     

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