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Hello. Actualy i am in need of a tutorial about Hardware clean up. I would like to know how to un-mount the whole cooler, and how to clean it. When i try to clean mine, it is so hard, and i only remove 50 percent of the dust. It's like burn dust.

 

If you know of any, please link me. Thank you in advance.

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Check your motherboard instructions manual for taking out the cooler. It usually requires you to lift the plastic pins (or what the word is) and basically lift the whole thing. To remove the dust from the cooler, use a vacuum cleaner, ear cleaners (sticks) and hair dryer is a good tool to remove the dust too. If you have a compressor for filling air in tires (pump) you can use that, cause it has more power than a hair dryer or a vacuum cleaner.

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Once you get it cleaned out, how about "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". In other words, are you giving your equipment plenty of clearance and air flow? Are you doing a little periodic housework? (Dusting.)

 

My sister burned up her hard drive because she had her tower so overloaded with junk and did not realize it needed a good flow of air. That is a lesson a person only has to learn ONCE. :(

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Once you get it cleaned out, how about "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". In other words, are you giving your equipment plenty of clearance and air flow? Are you doing a little periodic housework? (Dusting.)

 

My sister burned up her hard drive because she had her tower so overloaded with junk and did not realize it needed a good flow of air. That is a lesson a person only has to learn ONCE. :(

I used to think like that, but in work we have some computers that are 10 years old this summer. They've been in locked cupboards with no open front and only 2x cable holes at the back of the cupboard. They're still working perfectly to this day, admittadly slow, but we still have over 100 of them in use.

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High tech tools of the trade :D :

 

1 x Hoover

1 x Toothbrush

1 x Compressed Air Can

 

If its a custom build computer then we would need to know the make/model of the fan cooler in order to know how you woud detach it. If its not a custom build then let us know what your computer is as we could probably find out from that.

 

Important things to note. Do not use toothbrush or compressed air to remove dust on yoru cpu cooler whilst it is in the machine. There can be a lot of dust in these things and the last thing you want is to be blowing something into your board that will blow it.

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High tech tools of the trade :D :

 

1 x Hoover

1 x Toothbrush

1 x Compressed Air Can

 

If its a custom build computer then we would need to know the make/model of the fan cooler in order to know how you woud detach it. If its not a custom build then let us know what your computer is as we could probably find out from that.

 

Important things to note. Do not use toothbrush or compressed air to remove dust on yoru cpu cooler whilst it is in the machine. There can be a lot of dust in these things and the last thing you want is to be blowing something into your board that will blow it.

Compressed air hasn't caused my any problems, and I haven't heard of it causing problems in general. But I can see where you're coming from.

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High tech tools of the trade :D :

 

1 x Hoover

1 x Toothbrush

1 x Compressed Air Can

 

If its a custom build computer then we would need to know the make/model of the fan cooler in order to know how you woud detach it. If its not a custom build then let us know what your computer is as we could probably find out from that.

 

Important things to note. Do not use toothbrush or compressed air to remove dust on yoru cpu cooler whilst it is in the machine. There can be a lot of dust in these things and the last thing you want is to be blowing something into your board that will blow it.

 

Myself, I use a one-inch soft paint brush instead of the toothbrush. The paint brush gets into the little crooks and crannies better than a tooth brush. Instead of a vacuum cleaner, another possibility is one of those hand-held blowers used by people to clean out the inside of their cars. Those are powerful enough to blow away just about any dust. Combine that with gentle brushing and you will have a very clean computer in less than fifteen minutes.

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Myself, I use a one-inch soft paint brush instead of the toothbrush. The paint brush gets into the little crooks and crannies better than a tooth brush. Instead of a vacuum cleaner, another possibility is one of those hand-held blowers used by people to clean out the inside of their cars. Those are powerful enough to blow away just about any dust. Combine that with gentle brushing and you will have a very clean computer in less than fifteen minutes.

 

Ooooo might try that ... Cheers :)

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