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Should I vacuum my computer?


Before giving an answer to the question posed, let us outline the main components.

I think each of us has seen dust, a ridiculous question – well, of course! Whether it’s dust under a sofa, on a bookshelf, on a car dashboard, on a desktop, etc. And how much it accumulates in places that are not accessible to our eyes, and what a surprise it is when we finally get to hard-to-reach places and find something similar to pieces of wool. And involuntarily the question arises – "Where is she from here?". So what is dust? We will not explain in scientific terms here, it is very difficult to understand, but I think everyone can define dust. Dust is a kind of waste of something, the smallest particles separated from something large, whole, and through the constant movement of life processes, it settles, accumulates and takes on the form to which we are accustomed. We live and grow, life flows and changes, and dust grows and forms along with it. Dust is a substance of organic or mineral origin, i.e. consists of microorganisms, crystalline formations, etc. Most of the dust is formed from the air in which these microparticles are carried.

So, back to our "sheep", the system unit of a personal computer is a metal box in which all its components are fixed. Chips, boards, dynamic parts – fans and, accordingly, wires, all these parts connect and ensure their interaction. How does dust get inside the system unit? Very simply – along with the air that circulates inside the system unit, it circulates through the operation of the cooling system (fans).

How dust affects the system unit? Since dust is an organic substance, it is a good conductor of electricity, almost like copper, aluminum and any other conductors. Dust also retains heat well, due to the large amount of dust in the system unit, on microcircuits and the motherboard, the units can overheat, which will subsequently lead to computer failures. We are not talking about the moving parts of the unit – cooling system fans, readers (drives, CD / DVD-ROMs), which become clogged, which leads to their incorrect operation or failure.

I think we can draw a line and answer the question – "Is it necessary and is it possible to vacuum a computer?" – definitely, you need to monitor the cleanliness of the system unit. Before you start cleaning your "assistant", be sure to disconnect all power plugs of the system unit. Dismantled, looked and were horrified! It is best to clean with a soft-bristled brush so as not to damage the microcircuit power tracks. There is no definite sequence of who is good for what. In well-accessible places, you can also vacuum clean, but be careful not to suck in parts, capacitors and other necessary parts. And finally, I think the best way, but not accessible to everyone, is to use a blower, with a thin hose you can clean hard-to-reach places and blow out dust from there.

Well, in general, everyone decides for himself how to monitor his computer. But do not try to open the warranty "box", otherwise the warranty will pass. Thank you!

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