Not everyone is brave enough to clean computer CPU casing. This is really not an easy task, but someone should accomplish it. So, here are the tools you need to use while cleaning CPU. Take soft cloth, pre-treated computer wipes, computer cleaning fluid, safety glasses, vacuum cleaner, compressed air, and some special cleaning attachments. Store the CPU on a solid surface to permit proper cooling and minimize dust. Then, thoroughly vacuum all cooling slots. Be careful don’t use compressed air on these openings. Otherwise, large amounts of dust will penetrate into the CPU, which is akin to pouring fine sand into the processor. It’s well known fact that water and blunt impacts are the easiest methods to break your computer.

If you care about the longevity of your CPU, keep the vents clean. This will maximizes airflow for cooling. Processor failures are most commonly associated with the contraction and expansion of components and connections. You can reduce the extremes between operating and shut down temperatures by keeping the overall operating temperature low. This will increase life span of your processor. Never spray any cleaning solution directly on your office equipment. Always spray the cloth and then wipe the equipment. Use plain water or specialized computer cleaning fluid. Dampen the soft cloth in it and wipe down the casing.

If you decide to remove the casing and clean inside, only compressed air should be used. Direct the air out and away from the casing. This will prevent the dust from driving deeper into cracks and crevices. It’s very easy to cause permanent damage to the processor. You can do this by not properly using a slightly errant brush, cloth, or vacuum. Remove the cover for the casing and wipe down the inside. Before taking any office equipment apart, don’t forget to check your warranty. These are some basics for having a clean computer.