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How should I clean my motherboard, and how often should I do it?

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4 minutes ago, karksars said:

Some says that you should use air blower, which one should I opt for?

Just some canned air is by far the easiest and most practical way. Obviously, the PC has to be fully off, including the switch at the back of the PSU.

I am so confused, I have a motherboard, very dirty never cleaned it, My friend told me you should not keep your motherboard dirty and Then I did a YT search and I found this, I assume this is a prank sort of thing. But then I read some article, I found few of them. https://formulapc.net/how-to-clean-motherboard/ i found this one that says I can use Isopropyl alcohol. Some says that you should use air blower, which one should I opt for? 

 

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4 minutes ago, karksars said:

Some says that you should use air blower, which one should I opt for?

Just some canned air is by far the easiest and most practical way. Obviously, the PC has to be fully off, including the switch at the back of the PSU.

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That video is a joke. You don't ever need to clean your motherboard from a functionality perspective, but if you want it to look good you could spray it with canned air or use a paper towel (or qtip for hard to reach places) soaked in isopropyl

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3 minutes ago, RadiatingLight said:

That video is a joke. You don't ever need to clean your motherboard from a functionality perspective, but if you want it to look good you could spray it with canned air or use a paper towel (or qtip for hard to reach places) soaked in isopropyl

Qtips are those cotton swabs use to clean ears right? I'm not from the america so i'm just confirming. Thanks buddy :)))

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6 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

Just some canned air is by far the easiest and most practical way. Obviously, the PC has to be fully off, including the switch at the back of the PSU.

Okay, I think if air doesn't took of the dust, then only i should use alcohol right? BTW thanks my friend 🙂

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Just now, karksars said:

Okay, I think if air doesn't took of the dust, then only i should use alcohol right?

There is no need for that, other than if you just want to do it for the looks. Dusting it off with canned air is more than enough, a small amount of dust here or there doesn't break anything.

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Unless you leave your motherboard for many years without cleaning it there is no need to do anything other than blow the dust off now and again. Anyone saying you need to clean it from anything other than an aesthetic point of view is trolling/lying to you (Theo Joe is troll content btw) UNLESS you're doing LN2 overclocking and need to clean off Vaseline or other goop.

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11 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

There is no need for that, other than if you just want to do it for the looks. Dusting it off with canned air is more than enough, a small amount of dust here or there doesn't break anything.

Okayyyyyyyy, My board is 1.5-2 years old. I think I just need to clear the dust off. 🙂 

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