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Tips on keeping workstation clean?

2021-01-08, 14:43 PM

Does anyone have any tips on keeping workstation clean and avoid a performance/thermals/acoustics hit over time ?

 

My current thoughts for a new P620 workstation are:

  • Use compressed air to clean the system fans periodically
  • Place the machine on a desktop rather than on the ground to reduce chances of dust getting in in the first place.

It feels like the above is a bit light. Appreciate any thoughts. Thanks!

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Re:Tips on keeping workstation clean?

2021-01-08, 14:59 PM

Welcome to the Community

 

You're probably going to get a lot of great tips :)

 

My tower sits on the floor. Not far from it is an air filtration unit that has UV and O2 functions. The latter two are just for me, though I'm told the O2 generator causes more dust to fall to the floor than to remain airborne. Not sure I actually see that. The filter picks up a lot of dust before the computer can get to it. Doesn't alleviate the need for periodic cleaning, but lengthens the time between cleanings and keeps the air better for me (and the two parrots who are usually in the room when I'm working). When cleaning the computer, make sure to take all of the usual precautions to make sure there's no damage from static electricity. When I'm hitting internal fans with compressed air, I work from the inside out, so the dust is coming back out the way it came in. I have a small shop vac to make sure the loose dust doesn't settle back in the  computer. 

 

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Re:Tips on keeping workstation clean?

2021-01-08, 15:31 PM

Some general info from Lenovo here: How to clean the desktop computer components? and Keeping your computer clean – Notebooks, All-In-One Desktops, Tiny-In-One, and Monitors


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Re:Tips on keeping workstation clean?

2021-01-08, 16:30 PM

I'm not sure I really have a better answer for you here other than what you already pointed out.  

 

- Use compressed air to clean the system fans periodically. 

- Place the machine on a desktop rather than on the ground to reduce chance of dust getting in in the first place. 

 

 

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Re:Tips on keeping workstation clean?

2021-01-08, 16:33 PM

Those may seem light, but those are definitely the top 2 primary, and easiest, things you can do. Be sure your work area or office and desktop are clean, and your home air filters are cleaned regularly as well. Additional air filters in the workspace can always be helpful for both you and your system but I do not feel as though they provide any critical extra help for the computer and are really just a personal preference.

Congrats on the new system!

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Re:Tips on keeping workstation clean?

2021-01-08, 17:16 PM

In addition to the suggestions above, you could also use a brush to scrub off caked dust or get rid of pet hair. Alcohol wipes are also a good option but you may need to wait until the alcohol completely dries up before closing the system. In case you decide to go for a cleaning spray, avoid spraying it directly on the computer surface and use a cloth to spray it on instead.

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Re:Tips on keeping workstation clean?

2021-01-09, 12:52 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. Compressed air + vac + occasional brush it is then.

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