- Published in issue 3/1998 on page 0
Dust in the PC
Many older PCs have accumulated lots of dust inside the case and can benefit from cleaning a number of areas and essential components. Although the build-up of dirt, dust, grime and debris inside the PC case will rarely be the cause of immediate hardware malfunctions, it does obstruct to some extent the absolutely vital airflow inside the computer case. This, in turn, lessens the cooling capacity of ventilators, in particular, the noisy one at the most dreaded and ugliest side of computer: the back! Springcleaning PC hardware is often forgotten as most PC users seem to associate the term maintenance with orphan-DLL clearing, hard-disk defragmenting and the like.