A quiet computer is a joy forever
August 26, 2007 10:16 AM Subscribe
Shut my computer up...what's the best way to stop making my computer's fans work so hard.
posted by melissam to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
About five months ago my computer started overheating. A nice technician opened it up and cleaned out all the dust. The result was amazing. The computer hardly had to use its fans anymore...it was cool and quiet.
Now I think more dust has accumulated and while it's not overheating, I loved not having my fans blowing all the time. I tried blowing compressed air, but I have a feeling that just moves it around.
What's the best way to get rid of dust without damaging the fans? Are there are precautions I should take if I end up opening up the fan area?