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How often do you do your "computer chores"

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-cleaning/dusting your pc - Never done that.

-defraging your hard drive (if you have one) - Haven't done that.

-doing virus scans (if you don't have complete confidence in your interwebz skillz) - Again, never done that.

-cleaning out and putting new fluid in your custom loop - I don't have a custom loop.

-taking off your key caps and cleaning your keyboard - I don't have a mechanical keyboard

 

Do I not take care of my PC?


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whenever I clean my room I usually do dusting and clean monitor. I only shake keyboard upside down and spray air otherwise I don't take caps off. I never de frag but I probably should at least twice a year. Never check for viruses because I have never had one in 8 years and I probably never will. Just be careful and use common sense.


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can cleaning my browser history be considered a "computer chore"? :P


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-cleaning/dusting your pc

Once every 6 months or whenever I need to open the case.

 

-defraging your hard drive (if you have one)

Scheduled to run by itself.

 

-doing virus scans (if you don't have complete confidence in your interwebz skillz)

Scheduled to run by itself.

 

-cleaning out and putting new fluid in your custom loop

I don't have a custom loop

 

-taking off your key caps and cleaning your keyboard

Haven't done it once in 4 years, I'm careful to not get junk/food in the keyboard, so at worst it's only dust, which can be cleaned off easily.


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Almost never because I'm veeery lazy, I should be doing an interview at this moment, am behind schedule (or how thats written, too lazy to google). I do check the dust filter every months or so


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Cleaning/dusting: I clean out the air filters 1-2 times per month. Open and clean the inside maybe every 3-4 months.

Defrag HDD: Don't have one, only had SSDs in my computer.

Virus scans: AVG, CCleaner, Mwarebytes once a week.

Custom loop: Don't have one.

Keyboard: Dust the top once a week. Never cleaned the keycaps themselves.


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I was wondering how often you guys do your "computer chores". That would be stuff like

-cleaning/dusting your pc

-defraging your hard drive (if you have one)

-doing virus scans (if you don't have complete confidence in your interwebz skillz)

-cleaning out and putting new fluid in your custom loop

-taking off your key caps and cleaning your keyboard

Do you do this stuff often/are ocd about it? Are you extremely lazy about it and never do it?

-only if there is a problem

-this is irrelivent since win7 it does it all automaticly

-nope, only if something is acting up

-dont have

-have open key k70...quick black of compressed air and im done...even then its seldomly ever.


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I clean my PC of dust when I'm installing something new

I defrag whenever I start to feel that my computer is slow

I repair permissions when my computer starts doing weird things

My computer does virus scans automatically

I clean under my keycaps, almost never...

I clean up my desktop when there is so much stuff I can't see my background anymore

I delete old crap when i run out of space

I backup whenever I need to use my external hard drive

I do disk repair every now and again or when I pull something out without ejecting

I uninstall stuff when it starts annoying me or I start running out of space

I archive old programming projects when I'm sure I'm done with them

 

That might be it (I have a MacBook Air as well as the PC in my sig in case you were wondering about the permissions repair thing)


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  • Every 6 months

I don't have a drive that has files read/written to it frequently

I run malwarebytes if I feel something is acting strange. But I don't have an active AV. I only browse 4 or 5 sites.

I don't have a custom loop.

Every 2 months

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Clean - Never, positive pressure baby.
Defrag - SSD no likey, HDD gets reimaged too often for me to care.
Virus Scan - Only if other people use my machine, I don't go to weird places (other than LTT).
Cleaning Custom Loops - NH-D15 master race
Cleaning Keyboard - I don't eat at the computer so, no issue


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Cleaning and dusting - At least once a month.

Defragging - Never, though I should.

Virus scans - I have confidence in myself not getting into sticky situations, so never.

Custom loop maintenence - Doesn't apply, and I don't really like WC anyways.

Cleaning keyboard, removing keycaps as well - Not often, usually once a few months when I get some disposable time that I don't want to use on the internet.


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I used to do them once every week, but now since I never have a computer in 1 piece for long, never.


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I was wondering how often you guys do your "computer chores". That would be stuff like

-cleaning/dusting your pc

-defraging your hard drive (if you have one)

-doing virus scans (if you don't have complete confidence in your interwebz skillz)

-cleaning out and putting new fluid in your custom loop

-taking off your key caps and cleaning your keyboard

Do you do this stuff often/are ocd about it? Are you extremely lazy about it and never do it?

1. Once a month, In winter its every 2-3 months

2. SSD

3. Once a week

4. Air Cooled see #1

5. Once a year, I have non removable keycaps so I have to disassemble my G510 Which is a pain in my A$$, If its bad, Ill do it every 6 months.

 

Can I recommend a Poll possibly, it would be easy to see what people do.


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1. Once a year if it's lucky, it's a bit of a pain taking it outside.

2. Can't remember the last time it did this, though I rarely delete stuff so my drives aren't very fragmented anyway.

3. Automatic, I should probably take more interest in it, but it not like it finds anything.

4. None of that fancy water cooling stuff going on in my PC.

5. I took all the caps off once and cleaned it, but that aberration apart, I just use a duster and for stubborn in-between key dust a bit of sticky tape wrapped around a bit of cardboard.

 

In my defence my PC is old and decrepit, I'll take better care of next one.......at first.

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I clean my keyboard werry thurouqhly each weekend (k70rgb brown)

I also run anti virus every day


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-cleaning/dusting your pc

I haven't dusted the PC before, but I clean the fan filters every month or so. I will wipe down some excess dust inside the case when I'm readjusting a rattling hard drive though.

 

-defraging your hard drive (if you have one)

I think that's was automatic on Windows by default anyway

 

-doing virus scans (if you don't have complete confidence in your interwebz skillz)

Windows defender does whatever it needs to do and I leave it at that.

 

-cleaning out and putting new fluid in your custom loop

Woosh goes the air.

 

-taking off your key caps and cleaning your keyboard

these membrane caps are very hard to remove you see...


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My PC could use a good dusting. Waiting for the snow to clear and temperature to go above freezing before I carry it out to the shed though.

 

I never defrag my SSD because there is no point. Virus scan nightly, my cooler is an AIO so I don't need to clean it out, and in fact can't. Just got a new keyboard.

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with an I7 running a virus scan doesnt detract at all from performance, so I run one every day. Why not. 

 

Every now and then I'll run Glary Utiliities' "1-click fix" thing which cleans regsitry, broken shortcuts, deletes temporary files etc. and generally de-clogs the computer. I know this works, because it made a mate's computer (found over 1000 registry issues) go from near-unusable with freezing to near-perfect. So I swear by it. 
 

I'll probably de-dust my computer with an air-can three or four times a year. Had a toshiba hdd, never reformatted and it's over 4 years old. just checked - 2% fragged. So I pretty much never, EVER run a defragment.


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I clean out my dust filters every couple weekends, and give the whole pc a good blow out every few months, whenever I notice dust accumulating inside. My antivirus does weekly scans for me, so I don't have to bother with that, and I don't think I have every cleaned out this keyboard (looks down and sees how gross it is. Excuse me while I clean it...oh god so many crumbs...oh fuck what is that?...oh lawd how did so many things get into my keyboard?)

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1. Once a month, In winter its every 2-3 months

2. SSD

3. Once a week

4. Air Cooled see #1

5. Once a year, I have non removable keycaps so I have to disassemble my G510 Which is a pain in my A$$, If its bad, Ill do it every 6 months.

 

Can I recommend a Poll possibly, it would be easy to see what people do.

I will try to remember to do this next time I am on my desktop (to lazy to do on mobile).


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My system seems to never collect dust. Not using any filters. Every time I check, it is as clean as it was when I put it together. I think it helps that 1) it is in a separate room where people don't usually enter 2) it is off of the floor 3) floor is tile.

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I was wondering how often you guys do your "computer chores". That would be stuff like

-cleaning/dusting your pc

-defraging your hard drive (if you have one)

-doing virus scans (if you don't have complete confidence in your interwebz skillz)

-cleaning out and putting new fluid in your custom loop

-taking off your key caps and cleaning your keyboard

Do you do this stuff often/are ocd about it? Are you extremely lazy about it and never do it?

for everything else besides refilling my loop once a month and for loop I do it twice a year since I change chassis and swap it with some older one I have lying around and it feels like building a new pc without spending a high amount of cash (besides for the distilled water) for barely 2$


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I clean my PC and keyboard every month. Other than that, not at all. 

I have automatic virus scans, so that doesn't bother me, and I have no watercooling. 


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