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Title: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: jeff3163 on July 20, 2011, 09:55:46 AM
Summer is in full swing for most of us, and the weather is hot.  I want to remind everyone to BLOW THE DUST OUT OF YOUR COMPUTER CASE!!!  I did mine last week, and now my computer runs at 10 degrees celsius lower temp, for both the CPU and video card.
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: Dragnhorn on July 20, 2011, 10:54:44 AM
Great advice Jeff!   I'll get to that today.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: jeff3163 on March 28, 2014, 10:09:31 PM
I'm back!  Well, I didn't go anywhere, but anyways . . .  :-[



 :o  It's time to do it again.  Spring is a great time to blow the dust out of your computer cases.  Do it NOW!!!  ;)

 8) 8) 8)
Thank You. 
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: spud on March 29, 2014, 03:15:11 PM
OOOKKK,
been meaning to ask this question going neigh unto 5 years now and keep forgetting.
How do you know what temps your GPU / CPU are running?  I'm pretty sure it ain't the touch it and see if it burns your finger kinda thing.  As far as I know there isn't any themometer in the case, at least I can't fine any glass tube filled with red murcury anywhere??
 8)
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: jeff3163 on March 29, 2014, 04:08:30 PM
Your motherboard and components should have temperature sensors on them.  There are programs that read those sensors and show you on a graphical interface, right there on your screen.  I have a fan controller program that I use for my graphics card.  It's called Sapphire Trixx, and it tells the temp.  I think CPUID tells the temp of you're CPU.  I have an LCD readout on my motherboard for my CPU temp.  I am running at @23 celcius at rest, and 38-42 under load. 

I wanted to speak about the POWER SUPPLY.  It draws dust into it constantly.  Overheating of the PS due to dust is a major killer.  Clean it out thoroughly and often.  And mount it low in the case, with access to fresh, cool air.
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: jeff3163 on March 30, 2014, 12:33:58 PM
 :o  It doesn't matter what your temperatures are!  (I rarely ever look at my temps.  ;) )

 ;)     Clean your PC regularly to avoid buildup of dust.  Dust restricts airflow and insulates cooling fins and radiators, making them useless.  The fans draw dust into the case like a vacuum cleaner.  Depending on where you live dust can build up quickly, and silently, in the nooks and crannies of your computer.   :-[
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: spud on March 30, 2014, 08:31:01 PM
I agree that dust build up is always a consideration however I continually read posts citing temps and thought there must be some utility that registers them just never knew for sure now I'm as smart as the average bear!  ::)
 8)
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: NeptuneP2V7 on March 30, 2014, 09:04:05 PM
In the middle MARCH i do it  and all filter Tower

I use OCCT for FAN cpu and all other informations PC in live   ;)

so, for ASUS you have AI SUITE for intel and AISUITE II for AMD , a complet informations, PC, fan Expert,OC,tensions, etc....

My CM crosshairV formulaZ and CPU FX 9590 for a warm TDP 220 watts and never get to 41°/42° Celsius to 5 giga usage , fan Cpu NHD14  :)

Patrick
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: spud on March 31, 2014, 10:49:11 AM
Checked out the link in Steve's post but see that it wants to install 8 other programs as well.  I'll forego the pleasure of opting out of all that garbage and just use the hand on the computer to see if it is hot method.
 8)

NOTE:
Ulanai's link mentioned in this post has been deleted.
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: ualani on March 31, 2014, 02:28:47 PM
Spud,
Yep. Looks like some dirty rotten you-know-what's have hijacked the Core Temp utility available in some quarters and added their crap to it. If you're still interested, try this link. It comes up clean for me.

http://core-temp.en.lo4d.com/
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: ualani on March 31, 2014, 08:41:41 PM
Deleted my post with the link to the malware CoreTemp utility. The link I reference in my post above is clean.
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: jeff3163 on June 15, 2019, 02:50:51 PM
:P                   :-[                                 ???

 :o     Boy, ... it's been a while since I've done this announcement.    :o

     Sorry.   :-[  I hope everyone has been good about blowing out their computers.  As the temps outside rise, so does the temps inside our computers.   ::)

     So, ...   P L E A S E   turn the thing off for a few minutes and clean it out.
     Remember the power supply too.  ;)

     Thank you!   :-*

 8)
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: stiletto2 on June 16, 2019, 09:51:48 AM
Good advice.  I did mine a couple of weeks ago. 

Rod
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: jeff3163 on October 13, 2020, 11:40:13 PM
:P                   :-[                                 ???

 :o     Boy, ... it's been a while since I've done this announcement.    :o

     Sorry.   :-[  I hope everyone has been good about blowing out their computers.  As the temps outside rise, so does the temps inside our computers.   ::)

     So, ...   P L E A S E   turn the thing off for a few minutes and clean it out.
     Remember the power supply too.  ;)

     Thank you!   :-*

 8)

     Hi everyone,
     It's Autumn (for me anyway), and the dust is giving way to rain.  It is a good time to clean the dust out of your case fans and graphics cards, etc.  Make sure you have plenty of cool, clean airflow for the winter months ahead.  Cool!   8)
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: kaha on October 14, 2020, 05:15:32 AM
Yep, that's important.

Karl
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: stiletto2 on October 14, 2020, 08:03:36 AM
Good advice!  Thanks, Jeff!

Rod
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: corbu1 on October 14, 2020, 02:54:40 PM
Yes, it‘s time again! :)

Thanks Jeff!
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: kaha on October 14, 2020, 04:23:11 PM
Also, once a year I renew the heatsink paste using Noctua HT-2. Doing this in a correct way and renewing it from time to time can reduce temperatures by as much as 10 degrees. Therefor I have to completely disassemble the CPU cooler. This also allows for better cleaning. Also the heatspreaders on the mainboard should be cleaned. They tend to be covered by dust layers paired with air humidity and dried out.

In addition I disassemble the power supply, I mean, I open it and clean it out completely.

Now the winter is coming and I can up my CPU OC from 5,0 to 5,1 GHZ. Heating in my computer room is not needed, my rig takes care of that.

Karl
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: jeff3163 on October 14, 2020, 04:48:01 PM
Very good advice Karl.
also . . . 
I agree, my computer also doubles as a space heater.  ;D
Title: Re: Blow the Dust out . . .
Post by: Penzoil3 on October 15, 2020, 07:30:57 PM
 8)
Did mine a week ago. Agreed very important! Especially in the desert. Things glop up rapidly here.