07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
#1 way of keeping dust out of your computer...
KEEP IT OFF THE FLOOR AND KEEP IT UP HIGH!
All the dust settles to the bottom of your house. If you keep it up in
a space that doesnt get too dusty and off the floor then you won't have
that prob. I keep my comp up on my desk in a spot where it wont get too
much dust and i only half to clean it like 1 every 2 months...even then
i only half to clean it a lil bit...
07-10-2005, 12:58 AM
> KEEP IT OFF THE FLOOR AND KEEP IT UP HIGH!
> Tweak I know what you mean, Tweak ;) ... but there are always compromises to
be made. Here are a few things to consider;-
* the higher the box, the warmer the ambient air. Apparently, the worst
place is on a desk in a top-floor bedroom
* stretching whilst seated is an ergonomic no-no. Whether it's the
on/off swtich, CD and/or diskette drive.
* noise! I cannot imagine having a set of fans at ear level - it'd
drive me mad!
Better advice;- cold air is at the lowest level in a room, normally.
So, keep the box low for the best ambient temperature conditions. (The
top of my desk is currently at 23.2C, the (lower) desk shelf that my
box is sitting on is at 21.6C. That's where the main inlet fan/filter
is situated.) Also, keep the frequently-used buttons close and at waist
All of my boxes are about 2"/50mm off ground level and all the buttons
are within arm's reach of my mouse.
> All the dust settles to the bottom of your house.
> Tweak Apparently, "all" the dust settles mainly on flat surfaces. At whatever
level the flat surface is at! Otherwise, it settles on surfaces that
have static electricity buildup like screens, filters, fan blades etc.
Note: moving air causes static buildup.
Finally, the point about filters, dust caps and whatever is to trap or
prevent "in-flight" dust from getting into your box, i.e., before it
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