Do you clean your computer?

@surajpkn (584)
India
October 10, 2007 9:51am CST
Hey guys, this is particularly for the people who own desktop computers. Do you clean it frequently? and if you clean it do you clean the computer in the inside too? That is do you open your CPU and clean the internal parts? Because i do it and it really makes my computer stay out of dirt and freezing at times.
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11 responses
• Pakistan
10 Oct 07
Nope. I never clean it. And still there are no freezes, which I think is mainly due to faulty software, like Windows (no offence to Microsoft ^_^ ). If you know what you are doing, clean a PC is very good and will increase the life of your hardware and speed up some processes as dust, acting as a semi-conductor, may cause transmission errors in the buses and circuits.
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• India
9 Nov 07
I do own a desktop computer....n i clean my pc from inside too once every 3 months.I do have some pc assembly knowledge so dat helps to clean the internal parts n reconnect them properly without any mishaps...i do this cleaning wth the help of the brush which can remove the dust particles n make the parts clean n dust free.....I advice most ofthe user to clean ur pc atleast once after 6 months for a long lasting shelf life of ur desktop...
@shak143 (1280)
• India
22 Oct 07
no surajpkn i won't clean my comouter.i think i cleaned it last year and since form then till now i didn't clean it.every time i think to do but i take it light.and once i paid for it because of dust my system get slowed and i had taken it to shop.
@dued8jam (134)
• Philippines
14 Oct 07
I only clean the outside, i wipe it with a soft cloth and use an anti-static duster to remove the dust;)
@fhm1987 (243)
• Pakistan
12 Oct 07
Yea i clean it once each 10-day period. I also clean the inside of CPU case with soft cotton soaked. Also do i clean my keyboard and monitor.
@balasri (26554)
• India
12 Oct 07
I check for malware and spyware daily.And i scan with anti virus twice a week.I clean the temperory files and coolies once in a week.
@swatig (1187)
• India
12 Oct 07
hi surajpkn, im in habit of cleaning the Desktop PC.but its not happens quite offen but tody only i clean the dirty monitor.i mostly clean keyboard assoon as something falls to avoid further damage to the interior of the keyboard.Not in habit of open and clean the internal parts like CPU n others part of the system.My advice is not to open system jst for cleaning.actually im not in habit of cleaning from inside.but i remember open the sytem when some updation of system happens, i found some dirty from inside which i clean it, otherise its perfectly fine. ^_^ Swatig
@owstalaga (4509)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
Hah! I just wish i could clean the inside of a PC. But i'm afraid if i clean it i might not clean it the right way and damage its parts somehow so, no, i don't clean the inside of any PC i'm using. I do however like cleaning the outside as i'm sure i won't damage anything to keep it functioning well. ^_^
@nesher (237)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Last month my 2 year old Dell refused to boot up. To make the story short, only when I opened it and cleaned properly with vacuum, it successfully restarted and works now, as you see. Frequency of cleaning depends on the room environment. My customers' computers, located in the clean rooms 10 or 100, never require cleaning. My computer was placed under the table, and was resting on the carpet. Dust and dog's hair appeared to be the problem source. Now I transferred my office to a different room with pergo floor, and per my estimate, it should be vacuumed now at least once in 6 months.
@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
10 Oct 07
Yes I cleaned up my CPU tower-type once in a month. I used mini-vacuum-cleaner with special end-gadgets to suck all dirts/dust in there and of course I have to open-up its housing/casing to the satisfactorily cleaning level. Especially for keyboard, must use vacuum cleaner to clean up those hidden dirts/dust.
• India
10 Oct 07
yes i used to clean my computer once in 6 months, on the "cleaning day" i usually deassemble all the parts, dust them and put it back. cleaning key board is the part which i hate most since it take lot of time compared to others. its a great fealing to use the computer after cleaning because it gives you an impression that the computer is running faster than before even though we have not done any thing to the software part. yep i clean the inside part aswell i want it spanking clean aswell!