If you asked the average person what the most common cause of computer failures was, you would likely be met with some varied answers. Sunlight, drop damage in the case of laptops, electrical damage, overheating, or even moisture. What you won’t often hear is dust, when in fact dust is more likely to prematurely end the life of your PC than almost everything else mentioned.
Dust can seem so insignificant. When you see some on your keyboard you might wipe it away, and you probably vacuum around your computer tower from time to time, but have you ever considered the havoc that dust could be causing inside of your computer where you can’t see it?
A computer runs on electricity, and because of this it generates a significant amount of heat. The inside of a computer needs to be absolutely pristine to allow for adequate airflow and heat dissipation. An array of fans, passive cooling fins, and air channels ensure that when your computer was new, it was able to dissipate the heat that it produced and receive ventilation. When dust comes in to the picture, the cooling efficiency is greatly reduced.
When there’s too much dust inside either a desktop computer case, or in a laptop computer, performance can be affected and wear on parts is increased as they operate outside of optimal temperature ranges. Ensuring your computers are clean and dust free will help to keep them running longer, and better.
Evolution Tech performs Auckland computer repairs including dust removal and preventative maintenance. Talk to us today and let us help you to protect your investment so it’s always ready to go when you need it.