HOW DOES DUST AFFECT MY PC AND ELECTRONIC HARDWARE?
Dust is by far the main cause of PC and other electronic hardware malfunctions and failures as it has been proved to be the cause of more than 70% of all hardware performance issues. Be it directly or indirectly.
The heat that components produce in the computing process needs to be dissipated in order for these parts to operate at its best. The vast majority of systems use a combination of heat sinks and air to do this.
Heat sinks were designed to drain the heat away from its source and transfer it to the moving air that will dissipate it further. The air that fans draw into the computer case, to do this, may contain everything from dust, smoke, dirt and even small insects. All of this gets drawn into the case and although some of it may leave the case through exhaust fans, the bigger and heavier of these particles will gradually build up on the inside of the case and between all components. As dust accumulates in the nooks and crannies of your computer normal airflow will be obstructed which will cause more and finer particles to be trapped. Components and parts that provide and assist with the cooling function, are the worst affected as it was designed for most of the cooling air to flow over and through these parts. This includes fans, heat sinks, air-fins, ducting and radiators.
Unless you are in a dust proof room, the buildup of dust and dirt cannot be prevented and air will continuously be drawn towards and through your PC (or Mac) as a result of the flow caused by the fans. Heat will slowly build up in components and inside the case and because computers are running for much longer periods of time now, when compared to the past, the problem is multiplied.
The affect that this has on the operation of the computer is dramatic. The user may notice that the computer becomes sluggish or freeze more often. Fans may start to become noisy and if left, may eventually grind to a halt, leaving the machine with no cooling at all. This leads to an unpleasant computing experience, frustration and needless repair bills.
The easiest way to stop the continuous buildup of dust and to keep your computer working at its peak, is by keeping the dust out in the first place and the easiest way of doing this is by fitting DEMCiflex Computer Dust Filters to the outside of your computer case. You do not need any tools, screws, glue or even special skills to do this as DEMCiflex PC Dust Filters fits to the outside of your computer case by a built-in magnetic frame that will keep the filter securely in place.
It will stop dust from entering the case without affecting the airflow adversely, so heat can dissipate freely from clean components and allow your system to perform at its best all the time.