Cleaning my computer?

United States
July 24, 2007 7:46am CST
My computer keeps overheating. Im sure its becuase there is sooooo much dust in it. I dont have the money to buy the spray right now. Does anyone know how else I could clean it? Thanks
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10 responses
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
27 Jul 07
I use my small air-compressor with the air nozzle on it to spray the crap outta my keyboard and dust out of my computer. I'm sure you know someone who has one you can borrow for an hour.
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• United States
28 Jul 07
That would work great for the keyboard. Thanks. Never thought of that, LOL. We have a small air compressor. Thanks again!
• India
24 Jul 07
I think overheating is not the problem of dust.Check the cpu fan.If it is not working relace it.Some times the BIOS is not properly configured for cpu temperature creates more heat.If you suspect dust for the problem,you can clean all the components inside your pc with a smooth brush.
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• United States
28 Jul 07
Cleaned all the dust out. AND I checked the Fan. Maby it is not over heating, Idk. Something is wrong with it becuase it still freezes and says non-responsive? IDK. Thanks for trying to help!!!
• United States
24 Jul 07
I usually take a vacuum to the fan part of my computer. If you have a shop vac they work wonders for cleaning them as they seem to have better suction power.
• United States
24 Jul 07
Thank you! I do have a small vaccum. I will try it later tonite. Thanks
@free2all (72)
• Singapore
25 Jul 07
Hi Jolengreen, It is better to use a clean paint brush together with a vacuum cleaner. Paint brush to "sweep" dust off the surface, vacuum to "suck" up the dust, so that it won't land on other part of the computer.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
24 Jul 07
Uh oh- Have you tried dusting it? Make sure it is not in a corner and has proper ventilation? How about trying to use an air compressor? Just a thought- Not sure if it would work- I don’t think I have ever used the compressed air to clean mine- Not sure why it does not get dirty and over heat.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
24 Jul 07
Once a Month I open the Tower up and I get a Cotton bud and dust inside yes it takes time as you need to do every Fan I have 3 and get the dust of the bottom to but be very careful so you do not catch the Wires or anything
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
24 Jul 07
I just usually vacuume clean mine all over once a week..
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
24 Jul 07
If you have a hair dryer that blows cool air or even a small fan, you can use those. If you feel a bit more adventurous, you can use your vacuum cleaner (we have a friend who does this, he says it works better than the canned air).
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@dimaks (786)
• Japan
31 Jul 07
Before, like 2 or 3 years ago, I am also experiencing the same problem on my PC maintenance. So what I did was I bought a small vacuum cleaner and clean the inside of the CPU once or twice a month. The fan in the power supply is one of the important parts to clean since it is where the coolness of the entire system depends. But it would help if your workstation is inside an air conditioned room. The heating is reduced and the life of your system is prolonged for sure. Or dedicate a small fan towards you CPU, or, install additional fans inside but you need to ask for a knowledgeable computer technician to get get the right things done.
@jeyani (58)
• India
31 Jul 07
recently i went through an article about cleaning computers.it says that you can clean computer using a sponge soaked in dettol.i am not sure of it.i have not tried it also.