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 Post subject: Vaccuum Out the Dust.........Read...............
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:15 pm 
Coppermine
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I'm sure no new news to most but..............I took my house vacuum and attached the skinny end to it and sucked out all the dust from my rig. I mean everything.

Forced working fans to stop so my vac could suck kinda thing and sucked out every piece of dust from the inside my rig and it made a HUGE.......HUGE difference. Knocked off 5 degrees from my rig's temp like it was nothing.

Like I said, I ain't tellin' you something you don't already know but I just wanted to remind my brothers and sisters to SUCK IT OUT once and awhile and that it will truely be worth it.

SUCK IT OUT!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Vaccuum Out the Dust.........Read...............
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:05 pm 
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robertco300 wrote:
Forced working fans to stop so my vac could suck kinda thing and sucked out every piece of dust from the inside my rig
SUCK IT OUT!!!!



WAIT WAIT!!! You did that while the computer was on and running??? That is a major NO NO, always power off and unplug the machine before doing this, stopping a moving fan is never a good idea at all!!!! Not to mention you run a serious risk of accidentally shorting something out!


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 Post subject: Re: Vaccuum Out the Dust.........Read...............
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:49 pm 
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Dust is non-conductive, you can't short something out.

But you should do your dusting with the computer off and somewhere where there's tons of space for the dust to settle. Preferably away from your work space.


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 Post subject: Re: Vaccuum Out the Dust.........Read...............
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:19 pm 
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I wasn't very clear, was not talking about dust shorting things out, was more concerned with the fact that you could bump a molex connector or other power connectors and make accidental contact with something metallic inside the machine. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Vaccuum Out the Dust.........Read...............
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:05 pm 
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nsvander wrote:
I wasn't very clear, was not talking about dust shorting things out, was more concerned with the fact that you could bump a molex connector or other power connectors and make accidental contact with something metallic inside the machine. :D

It's highly unlikely, considering that the power supply end of a plug is usually female. And usually any exposed metal is to return/ground. In fact most chassis on devices is basically return/ground.


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 Post subject: Re: Vaccuum Out the Dust.........Read...............
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:44 am 
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Don't suck the air, blow it. A vacuum will get maybe 50% of the dust and crud, while an air compressor with get 100%. The effectiveness is night and day.


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 Post subject: Re: Vaccuum Out the Dust.........Read...............
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:02 am 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
Don't suck the air, blow it. A vacuum will get maybe 50% of the dust and crud, while an air compressor with get 100%. The effectiveness is night and day.

While it's true air compressors will get way more than a vaccuum, you can't get rid of 100% of the grime. There's going to be a thin layer of particulate that'll stick to the PCBs and such thanks to static electricity. Which I guess you could use an ionizer, but who knows what that'll do to electronics.


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 Post subject: Re: Vaccuum Out the Dust.........Read...............
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:36 am 
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Yeah! Good point. I thought of that but went with 100% for effect. Air maybe get's 97% which even so is twice the effectiveness of a suck canister.


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 Post subject: Re: Vaccuum Out the Dust.........Read...............
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:48 pm 
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All this talking about sucking... sheeesh


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 Post subject: Re: Vaccuum Out the Dust.........Read...............
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:04 pm 
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Indeed. And now why won't she say that?!


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 Post subject: Re: Vaccuum Out the Dust.........Read...............
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:50 pm 
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I must agree, a combo of both would be best.

Hit the hard to reach parts with compressed air and when everything is nice and loose go in AND SUCK IT OUT!!!!!

But seriously there is no denying the temp change instantly when it was over.


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