Spring Cleaning your computer by The Simpit

Shaun Cole On May 18, 2014
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To get the most out of any computer it must be clean and have good air flow.  Over time the fans, the filters, and the internals of the computer can become caked in dust.  This will effect your performance and how long the computer will last.  In this episode we show you how to clean out your computer and make it it runs strong.

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Frank Rico On 2014-05-20 23:59:14
Frank Rico

Great vid Shaun. 3 things I would add are:
1. When removing memory, video cards, etc., lay them down either inside the grounded PC case or on another metal surface. If that surface is not grounded, touch the PC case and the metal surface to be sure to drain any static prior to picking up the parts again.

2. Grab memory, video cards, etc., by the edges to minimize static even more.

3. If you MUST spin the fans with compressed air to clean them out, then unplug them first. Spinning them makes them act as generators and they will feed electricity back into the PC and cause more damage to the electronics than to the fan itself.

Frequent cleanings can eliminate the need to remove cards and spin fans which greatly reduces the chances of damaging the PC during cleaning.


Neville Britton On 2014-05-19 18:31:03
Neville Britton

Nice work Shaun :D Another great video!


Billy Graham On 2014-05-19 03:52:13
Billy Graham

Great info !!! I would like to see a show on the specs of your PC , race rig , wheel , pedals , button box , etc. It would be nice for us to know what you use when testing software .



Simulation Junkie On 2014-05-19 00:57:57
Simulation Junkie

Grass on the grill! 
Well done.


Debbie Shannon On 2014-05-18 22:14:10
Debbie Shannon

Hey Shaun,
Good for you on returning to your roots.  Keep the helpful tips coming!


Simon Knight On 2014-05-18 21:47:37
Simon Knight

thx for this, been meaning to do it for weeks.


Ray Mattison On 2014-05-18 15:53:27
Ray Mattison

What the hell kind of computer is that!!! It is huge. Specs please.


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