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Is it safe to leave your computer tower on the carpet?

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Answered 2011-09-13 03:09:28

Probably not as the case needs the air to be able to circulate around it , a PC runs hot and needs to cool itself with the fans inside of it. Place it on a board if you must set it on the floor. A carpet is an insulation and will keep some of the heat in. Cooler is better with a computer.

Another factor that appears when a tower is located on carpet is dust. Carpet caches dirt and dust better than most people think. The airflow of your fans and cooling system inside your tower can suck this into the case, covering the delicate array of electronics over time. This may increase the running temperature of certain processors, including your CPU, GPU and NICs which increases their likelihood of failure. Dust covered circuits are also more prone to static buildup, which may discharge and short components during startup and shutdown of the tower.

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