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How to clean heatsink and cpu?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by lemonkettaz, 18 Feb 2006.

  1. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,158

    How can i get all the gunk off?

    safely
     
  2. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

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    i take it no one has ever done this before?

    ive cleaned the heatsink... damp cloth

    as for the cpu, the same? or not
     
  3. 4Qman

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Dec 2005

    Posts: 914

    Location: UK

    There is cleaning Fluid made by Akasa which is excellent.

    I just wipe down with a cloth or some baby wipes and it does the trick if i havent got none of that handy. Just
    make sure there isnt any Hair and its fine. :D
     
  4. easyrider

    Caporegime

    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

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    Location: Autonomy

    Isopropyl alcohol and cotton wool.Cleans all the gunk off and evaporates into the atmosphere leaving no trace
     
  5. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

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    where will i get that stuff from?
     
  6. Hyper

    Mobster

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    Location: Newcastle

    Why not just use a bit of vodka on some kitchen roll :cool:
     
  7. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

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    lol... vodka... easy to get that
     
  8. VaderDSL

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    Location: Manchester

    and use coffee filters :) they are execllent, no lint and you get about 100 for like 50pence
     
  9. easyrider

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    Location: Autonomy

    I got mine from an auction site for 3 quid.However you can get it from the chemist too.
     
  10. Nelly

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,986

    Location: Grimsby, UK

    Lint free cloth or tissue paper is what I use give both the CPU & Heatsink a good 5 min rub each, done the trick for me all the time in the past.
     
  11. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

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  12. eddiekain13

    Associate

    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

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    For the heatsink i use a compressed air dusters which removes virtually all dust frm the heatsink and also uses no chemicals wich get transferred onto the heatsink itself, as for the CPU i suggest a citrus based cleaner widely available from most computer shops
    try: No competitors
     
  13. lemonkettaz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

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    cheers... think ill get that akasa citrus stuff
     
  14. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    @eddie: think you're not allowed to post competitor sites here. Overclockers sell a citrus based cleaner too :)
     
  15. basmic

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    I clean my heatsink and CPU in the following fashion:
    • Clean again with Akasa TIM
    • Clean both with meths, using a bit of loo roll
    • Dry h/sink with loo roll
     
  16. Minstadave

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

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    Location: Rutland

    Ummm....I use tissue, never had a problem :)
     
  17. Wolf11

    Hitman

    Joined: 27 Aug 2003

    Posts: 582

    Ditto- seems to works fine
     
  18. antc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,755

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    cotton wool buds seem to do the trick hear
     
  19. builder22

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

    Posts: 3,724

    used a fag packet , seems ok lol