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How To Clean Out Dust In PC Building Simulator

Learn how to effectively clean out the dust in PC Building Simulator and keep your virtual PC running smoothly with our step-by-step guide.

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In PC Building Simulator, dust accumulation is a real feature affecting the computer’s performance. As you progress in the game, dust will accumulate on the components inside the computer. This can cause the parts to overheat and malfunction, leading to crashes, freezes, and other problems. Therefore, you must learn how to clean out dust in PC Building Simulator. Meanwhile, check out how often you should clean your PC to avoid performance issues.

Key Takeaways

  • Watch for signs of dust accumulation on components to prevent overheating, reduced performance, and other issues that can cause crashes and freeze.
  • Compressed Air Can, Soft-Bristled Brush, and Screwdriver are essential tools to clean the dust.
  • Proper preparation is key to minimizing the risk of damaging components inside the computer and improving the effectiveness of the cleaning process.

Tools Needed For Cleaning

These are the tools that aided the cleaning process in my case. They are easy to use and work effectively in wiping off the dust. Moreover, avoid these mistakes while building a PC, especially if you are a beginner.

Compressed Air Can

It is a canister filled with compressed air that removes any loose dust or debris from the component, making it easier to clean with a microfiber cloth. The Air Can come in handy when cleaning out dust from the components inside the computer. Use the one specifically designed for cleaning electronics, as it will not damage the components inside the computer. Additionally, find out how you can clean a PC without compressed air.

Soft-Bristled Brush

To get rid of stubborn dust, I used a Soft-Bristled Brush. The gentle bristles won’t scratch or harm the components, making it a safe and effective cleaning tool.

Screwdriver

You might need a Screwdriver if you have to take out any components to reach tricky spots inside the computer. Keep in mind, though, that it’s optional and may not be needed for every cleaning job.

Vacuum

Finally, a Vacuum Cleaner can suck up any remaining dust or debris in your PC case. Vacuuming the PC case will assist in getting rid of any dust or dirt that may have accumulated on the back or bottom, giving it a fresh, clean appearance.

Preparing The PC

Properly preparing for the cleaning process helps minimize the risk of damaging computer components and enhances the overall effectiveness of the cleaning.

Shut Down The Computer

To prepare for cleaning, begin by shutting down the computer completely. I turned off the computer and disconnected it from the power supply to prevent unintentional electrical shocks. 

Unplug All Cables And Peripherals

Once the computer was completely shut down and had time to cool down, I unplugged all cables and peripherals, including the power cable, keyboard, mouse, monitor, and other connected devices.

This will ensure that the components inside the computer are easily accessible and reduce the risk of accidentally damaging any cables or peripherals during the cleaning process.

Remove The Side Panel

Next, I removed the side panel of the computer case using the following method: 

  1. Go to the Workshop area in the game > Click on the relevant PC case > Choose Remove.
    Remove Panel
    Remove Panel (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  2. Removing the side panel will give you access to the various components in your PC, making it easier to clean them. You can access all the removed components in the Inventory.
    Simulator's Inventory
    Inventory (Image By Tech4Gamers)
WARNING: Be careful not to damage any components inside the computer when removing the side panel and place it somewhere safe and out of the way.

Identify Components With Dust

Once the computer is open, identify which components have accumulated dust. In the PC Building Simulator, this can be done by hovering the mouse cursor over each element, and a percentage will indicate the level of dust. Components with a higher dust level will require more attention during cleaning.

Steps For Cleaning Dust Off Your PC

I used this step-by-step guide to clean dust in the PC Building Simulator, and by the end of it, the results and overall look of my PC were pretty satisfying.

With the side panel removed during preparation, start removing and cleaning the various components in your PC:

  1. Click on the desired component > Press Remove.
  2. Select Compressed Air Can from the Tools And Software section > Click on the component you want to clean.
    Compressed Air Can (Image By Tech4Gamers)
  3. Point the nozzle at the component while holding the Compressed Air Can upright > Pull the trigger on the Air Can.
  4. Next, select the Vacuum Cleaner from the same section > Click on the PC case areas you want to clean.
  5. Use the Vacuum Cleaner to remove dust or debris from the casing.
WARNING: Avoid touching sensitive areas or circuits to avoid PC malfunction.

Signs That Your PC Needs Dusting

By watching for these signs of dust accumulation, you can help ensure your PC continues operating at peak performance.

Loud Or Noisy Fans

A sudden increase in the noise level of your PC’s fans may indicate dust buildup. Dust accumulation on fan blades can reduce efficiency, prompting the fans to spin faster to maintain the same airflow. This leads to heightened noise levels and diminished performance. Besides, know how to clean PC fans with our extensive guide.

Overheating

Accumulated dust can obstruct airflow through your PC’s components, potentially causing overheating, which can, in turn, lead to reduced performance, system failures, and even permanent hardware damage. You need a proper PC case airflow for the system to run smoothly.

How To Clean Out Dust In PC Building Simulator
Overheating In PC Building Simulator – Credits [YT/ConnorIGL Too]
Tip: Monitor your PC’s temperature using tools like HWMonitor or CoreTemp in the PC Building Simulator. 

Reduced Performance

Dust buildup can also cause your PC’s components to operate less efficiently, reducing performance. This can manifest in various ways, such as slower boot times, longer loading times, and reduced game frame rates.

Visible Dust Accumulation

Finally, inspect the interior of your PC to look for visible signs of dust accumulation. This can include dust on your components, fans, and other internal surfaces. In the PC Building Simulator, you can easily open your PC and look inside using the View Interior button.

How To Clean Out Dust In PC Building Simulator
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A PC Building Simulator proved to be an excellent way for me to learn to clean my PC safely and risk-free. While the process was easy, I had to be super careful while handling components so as not to damage or scratch them. After cleaning, I put together all the components. Following the same technique on my real-life PC, I visibly noticed a faster performance. Apart from this, I also practiced to perform overclocking in the PC Building Simulator.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Often Should I Clean Dust In PC Building Simulator?

It depends on several factors, such as the environment in which your PC is located and how often you use it. Generally, cleaning your PC every six months or more frequently if you notice dust buildup is a good idea.

Is It Possible To Damage My PC in PC Building Simulator By Cleaning Dust?

You cannot harm your PC in PC Building Simulator by cleaning dust. However, in real life, exercising caution when cleaning your PC is essential to avoid damaging any components.

Can Cleaning Dust From My PC In PC Building Simulator Make It Run Faster?

It’s possible that cleaning dust out of your PC in the PC Building Simulator could improve its performance if dust buildup causes it to overheat. However, this is not always the case, and many other factors can affect your PC’s speed and performance.


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