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Old September 6, 2011, 02:07 PM
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Default MSI Develops “Dust Removal Technology” For New Graphics Cards

Layers of dust can be a death sentence for PCs. When dust builds up on heatsink fans, it reduces their cooling efficiency. Taking a compressed air canister to the innards of the PC on a regular basis is certainly a solution, but that takes time and effort.

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Old September 6, 2011, 04:59 PM
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I don't quite understand how this will help...

You'll end up with airborne dust all over your case, and once the fan rotates the other way, it's going to suck in all that dust.
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They've had this for ~ 4 months I am pretty sure. My GTX580 Lightning XE has this although I almost never shut my computer off.
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I don't quite understand how this will help...

You'll end up with airborne dust all over your case, and once the fan rotates the other way, it's going to suck in all that dust.
Dust goes airborn in the case.
Once the fan starts spinning thr right way, it sucks in only part of the airborn dust and the other fans in the case take care of the remainingm
Rinse and repeat.

After a while most of the dust that would have been picked up by the vid card ends up on other fans throughout the system. So now you have a "clean" vid card but hella dirty cpu fan or hella dirty ram fan, or whatever. That dust ain't leaving the case so it's'gotta go somewhere. Meaning your vid card may live longer, but your cpu might die early if its the cpu fan that ends up collecting the dust.

Thats my theory.

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between it just throwing dust every where else it still will collect dust from the static charge from the plastic blades just like house fans do
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I almost never shut my computer off.
Ditto. Even if it actually works, won't help people like us who never turn of their computers.
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Reversing the fan for a few seconds now is a "new technology"?

Gives a new meaning to suck and blow.
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only works if you are diligent enough to do you part in cleaning up your case.
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only works if you are diligent enough to do you part in cleaning up your case.
Which works probably about the same as if you are diligent enough to keep your parts clean in the first place, it's a catch 22.
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I expect the idea is make it unnecessary to disassemble your GPU shroud and fan in order to keep them clean. Dusting out your case is easy, dusting out the enclosed heatsink is less so.
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