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    Lightbulb Spring clean your PC

    I noticed that my pc was getting noisier and and that it was slowing down. I never usually hear my pc when it is on, so I did what is my usual routine, used Glary etc to clean every thing on my system and did a complete deep defrag and optimise. Still it was making noise and still not as fast as it should be.

    The answer was that it was getting clogged with dust inside. So I carefully opened up my pc and using one on my wife's clean and unsued make-up brushes I removed all the dust from the processessor fan and the cooling fan and from any where else that it was laying. After I had done this and put everything back in place, I restarted and now my pc is back in quite tip top condition.

    I thought I would just pass this tip on to you all to try if you are having similar problems with your pc, try giving it a clean and see it that helps.

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    Thanks for the tip.

    Unfortunately this is something I should be doing, but never do

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    I'd even suggest placing Silica Gels inside cabinets for users especially in India. Looking forward to monsoons, here's something I had written last year for keeping your PC safe: Monsoon Computing | I'm Just Being Manan

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    ^that's useful suggestion seti, actually at my place, in summers, temprature remains above 42 degree Celsius....my PCs performance was also degrading, then i too opened it cleaned the dust n even a spider web is there.......then i checked the condition of the thermal paste, the paste was badly dried thus, the processor was not getting the full cooling effect from heat sink above it, then i put the new paste there and repack the CPU. after that the temprature of my PC comes down from 60-63 degrees to 40-42 degrees. And now its running fine....

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    Handy tip, Seti. I have recently cleaned up my PC (not Windows). Now, I need to do cleanup Windows. I am really lazy to do all these tasks.

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    I actually take ours outside and blow it out with the vacuum. I can reverse the air flow on our vacuum and it is a gentle air flow.

    You would be amazed at the amount of fluff that comes flying out.

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    Thank you seti for your suggestions.
    I ofted use air compressed to eliminate dust

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    How do you check Temp on PC? all i have is a CPU gadget as i am writing this my gadget is core 1 core 2 running at 0 to 5% & ram is 43% i have 2 Gigs Ram Vista what is the normal temp?

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    You may try Real Temp 3.0 app, it shows temprature details about your PC.

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    PC's are like cars,they need constant maintenance.
    Scans and whatnot.
    I use speedfan 4.38 to tell me my CPU & HD temps and fan speeds.
    Compressed air is the best method of dust removal.

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