Hot Topics

Dark deposit from PC on Wall

  Gummomarx 16:30 08 Apr 2016

My HP Workstation is making grey deposits on the wall behind it (about five inches away). No doubt this is coming from the fan.

Any suggestions as to how to minimise this? Can filters be added to the fan?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:43 08 Apr 2016

clean the dust out of it regularly

wouldn't want to do anything that might restrict air flow as this amy case overheating.

  bumpkin 19:30 08 Apr 2016

As FruitBat but there will always be a certain amount of dust so you could place a sheet of paper or card behind it to prevent it marking the wall.

  wee eddie 22:23 08 Apr 2016

Is it possible that you have your PC close to the floor. Raise it up at least a foot. That should considerably reduce the amount of dust being sucked in.

  RV510 22:58 08 Apr 2016

Are you sure that the mark on the wall is not the shadow of your PC? I thought the fan pulled air (and the dust) in, not out. You could move the PC further away from the wall!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:18 08 Apr 2016

Air is usually sucked in from side and blow out through the PSU or rear Fans (it is on mine)

  Gummomarx 23:49 08 Apr 2016

It sits on a table 40mm from the ground.

  wee eddie 01:37 09 Apr 2016

Does the cat sit on it

  Gummomarx 11:16 09 Apr 2016

What cat?

  wee eddie 11:31 09 Apr 2016

Looking for the more usual sources of dust.

If there is sufficient stour coming out the back to mark the wall, then there is very likely sufficient dust to clog the fans and fins of the heat exchangers. A good clean-out is on the cards.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Mi 10 Launches Globally: Price, Release Date, Specs and more

Best Free, Deep Discounted tools for artists and designers 2020

How to get Apple's Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro free

Qwant moteur de recherche par défaut sur les derniers Huawei