MAKE YOUR FALCON LAST
In order to increase the longevity of your PC, we highly recommend you keep the components free of dust.
Dust buildup can trap heat and lead to instability problems and even cause premature hardware failures. As a general rule, we recommend dusting out the system every 3 to 6 months. If you find that there’s not much dust buildup present after the first 3 months, try checking again in four months, etc. Extremely dusty environments may require performing dust removal maintenance more frequently.
To clean dust out of your system:
- A can of compressed air should be used for the dust removal process. You can find these at most department or electronics stores.
- Vacuums & air compressors should not be used inside your system, as either can cause harmful side effects and potentially damage hardware. It is generally safe to use a vacuum at any external vents; however, this alone is not sufficient maintenance.
- The stream of air can spin the fans faster than they are designed to tolerate. It is best to use short bursts or hold the fan still with a non-conductive utensil; such as a plastic drinking straw or chop stick.
- When cleaning, start by directing air from the inside of the chassis and out through any vents. Then, direct air in through the vents and inside the system. Repeat several times until no further dust is expelled.
- Cleaning the system can expel a surprisingly large amount of dust and has the potential to be a messy process. Temporarily moving the system to an appropriate work space is advised.