Computers get dusty. It's a fact of life. They're easy to clean, but a few parts — like the video card — may require a deeper shining once in a while. The folks at LinusTechTips show us how to clean the dust bunnies out of your GPU for fast, cool and quiet performance.
How much it will make a difference depends on your level of dust, of course. Their card didn't improve much, which is actually a good sign that they cleaned it before things got rough.
You'll need a small set of tools to take the card apart and some compressed air, but if you're careful, you can keep the card in good condition without too much work. Oh, and the more you prevent dust from getting into your computer in the first place, the less often you'll have to go through this!
Video Card Running Poorly? Clean Your Video Card Cooler! [LinusTechTips]