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Whats the best way to clean hardware?


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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

will vacuums do it for modern day hardware? Hand-held vacuum? Should I just use a dust can?

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

They sell cans of compressed air at most computer shops or even the electronics department at wal-mart. Simply attach the hose, hold it upright, and spray in short bursts. Don't spray to long because it will start shooting moisture after a bit (which is bad for computers) So if it starts shooting moisture out or the can feels really cold, stop let the can warm up, and continue.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:08 PM

To add to what patriot said, I suggest not using a vacuum at all as it could suck up something it shouldn't or it could pull a cord and cause damage that way. Also always remember to ground your self by touching the side of the case before opening or touching anything inside of a computer. :)
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

ok instead of starting a new post again, I'll just ask it here. Where do I plug in my case fans? I am planning on getting 2 more to fit all the fan spots.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:41 PM

What are your motherboard specs?
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:05 PM

I donno how to find that out. its a Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

ok instead of starting a new post again, I'll just ask it here. Where do I plug in my case fans? I am planning on getting 2 more to fit all the fan spots.


the answer depends on the type of plugs on the case fans ,

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103060 <--- this

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

This should help pp25
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:33 PM

the guide is hard for me to understand. I read somewhere, you can put it in your PSU but will it stay on even when your pc is off?

Oh forgot to mention I already have 3 fans. I can put 2 more in.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:58 PM

Im guessing you mean that if you plug a fan into your PSU that it will stay on even if the computer is off? No it wont the PSU shuts down when the computer shuts down so any thing plugged into it such as a fan will not run when the computer is off.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 12:14 AM

Any fan connected to the motherboard connectors you will be able to control the speed of, via the BIOS or fan controller, any fan connected to the PSU will run at 100% they will all shut off when the computer is shut off.

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:40 AM

the manual clearly shows 4 connection 2,- 4pin a 2,- 3pin connections and one of those is for the processor [cpu]so you ain't plugging all those fan in with out using Y adapters .like this type .
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=31670

Edited by caperjac, 25 March 2012 - 05:41 AM.

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