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    Is your PC overheating this summer? We ask 'why!?' - part 1

    Part one of two on how to avoid an overheating system now that summer is here

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    So quick question, will removing your side panel actually help in cooling your system or not really logic says yes but as we know logic doesn't always prevail. I'm strictly talking about a system that only has one intake fan blowing over the CPU and then the PSU exhaust fan above the CPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlainStack View Post
    So quick question, will removing your side panel actually help in cooling your system or not really logic says yes but as we know logic doesn't always prevail. I'm strictly talking about a system that only has one intake fan blowing over the CPU and then the PSU exhaust fan above the CPU.
    No.
    Altering the intended airflow of the case by removing a panel for long-term open use is not a solution.
    Besides... that would just allow dust to freely enter at all points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheunis View Post
    No.
    Altering the intended airflow of the case by removing a panel for long-term open use is not a solution.
    Besides... that would just allow dust to freely enter at all points.
    Quite correct.
    You will actually notice in older Bios settings there is a case open warning.
    Having you're case open disrupts the airflow.
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    I think it's about time I do some dusting again. I can hear my CPU fan working hard in this hot weather.

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    I usually borrow the blower they use to clean PCs at work and use that to blast any dust out of my computer.
    It does put out quite a jet of air.
    My room is unfortunately rather dusty.
    =|This space for rent|=

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    one should not use cloths rather use a blower or compressed air cans. The problem is with cloth you can break small things that one woudn't notice immedality and then you have bigger problems than dust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weasley View Post
    one should not use cloths rather use a blower or compressed air cans. The problem is with cloth you can break small things that one woudn't notice immedality and then you have bigger problems than dust.
    I normally clean mine with a vacuum cleaner not sure if it is fine

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    We had an air compressor at my previous job... was awesome to use, would make the innards of my pc look brand new...

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    Why does your computer overheat? Because its summer, you're in Africa and its f$#@@^g hot.

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