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Sorry if this is the wrong section, I wasn't sure where to ask this one.

Would dust in my PC case cause it to be louder (noise wise, fans?). My PC is now 2 years old and would probably benefit from a good cleaning. What is the best way to get dust out of a PC and so on? Is compressed air the way to go? Can I spray it on the CPU fan, Power Supply fan?
 

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Welcome to TSF:

yes dust accumulations will make your fans louder / but the louder is generally a result of fan bearings getting worn out earlier than they should from the weight of the dust.

After two years its time anyway to replace your case fans with new ones / makers like thermaltake, zalman, panflo, enermax make VERY quiet fans.
look on ebay

another really noise maker can be the generic made PSU's / after two years (if you can get that far !!) they sound like a high rpm hay baler !!

the compressed air is a good way to clean out your computer's guts LOL make sure though to let the computer sit for about two hours after cleaning with the case side off it / compressed air can leave alittle condensation behind / it will dry within an hour or so / I dont advise the use of vaccums or hair dryers around the computer componets. another good practice is to disconnect the psu power cord from the wall when using the compressed air / when the psu is still plugged into the wall their is still juice going to the mobo to maintain the cmos battery.

yes you can use the compressed air on the cpu and cpu fan


happy computing

joe
 
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