Extend Computer Life
I frequently run into folks who have NEVER cleaned the inside of their computer.
Take a look at my own computer! It was way overdue for a cleaning and these pictures show what I found.
- Dust build-up clogs creates heat problems in two ways:
dust adds a layer of insulation to electronic components that causes the components to become hotter (and maybe even burn out)
- dust can clog the heat-dissipation system, causing overheating and component damage
Desktop computers are a lot easier to clean than laptops, but laptops can accumulate dust as well. For laptops, the best method is to blow canned out in the opposite direction of the intake.