- Sep 1, 2009
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I do this once every 6 months and today its my main Computers turn, cleaning the hardware of your Computer will ensure smooth running and efficient cooling and my main two rules are patience and follow ESD (electro static discharge) procedure. To start the Computer is disconnected and moved to my work bench and placed on a anti static mat, I remove Graphics Card, RAM. CPU cooler, and case fans that can be removed, handling components I use a static wrist strap, Fans are cleaned with a small brush surgical spirit and cotton buds, when a soft brush is needed I find a Lady's Make Up Blusher Brush works very well. Compressed canned air is used on all removed components, Optical Drives, Motherboard slots, back ports and inside the case, I also disconnect all power and data cables and blow out the connectors. I remove the old Thermal Compound (I find a wooden lollipop stick, surgical spirit and soft cloth works well) from the CPU and the CPU heat sink and replace with new (Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound). Replace all components and I'm done, this all takes around 3 hours . How do you go about your PC Maintenance ?