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Dust: A Silent PC Killer

a dust covered PC fan
A dust covered fan from a neglected PC.

Dust is all around us. It is in your car, your house, in the air outside; there is no escaping dust. Check under a piece of furniture that hasn’t been moved in a long time, there will be a thick layer of dust coating the floor. This same principal stands true for your computer; if left for too long, dust can completely coat the insides. Most people assume the insides of a computer will be fine because they are covered; as long as the PC works, there’s no need to open it up. Unfortunately, dust can still accumulate inside of a computer and while it may seem like there are no immediate problems, dust can do serious damage to a PC, if left unchecked. We’ll look at some negative effects of dust in a PC, and offer some tips to help maintain a clean and healthy PC.

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