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Cleaning dust-AMD Sempron 2800+

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a b à CPUs
August 30, 2009 9:22:16 AM

Can any one help me, to show me how to clean dust out of cooler

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August 30, 2009 10:47:42 AM

Unplug everything from outside the case.

Unless you already have a small air compressor (like the ones used for airbrushes), get yourself a can of spray air. Use something to stop the fan from spinning (the spray air could make it spin faster than it's meant to). Spray away! You may want to do this outdoors to let the dust-bunnies go free and avoid the dust getting in your eyes and up your nose.

You can use cotton wool buds on sticks ("Q-Tips") to get to awkward corners, in conjunction with some isopropanol or tepid water with a miniscule amount of washing-up liquid if there is any stubborn dirt build-up. Be sure it is has thoroughly dried out before switching on.

Remember to clean the PSU too, something non-metallic like a cocktail stick should reach the fan to stop it spinning.

Don't use a vacuum cleaner: a lot of static is created at the nozzle. This can be fatal to a computer.


a b à CPUs
August 30, 2009 1:28:11 PM

+1 what Andy2008 says.

I use a spray can of compressed air to blow away the dust. I usually buy three packs when they are on sale at a local office supply store.
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a b à CPUs
August 31, 2009 10:27:32 AM

Thanks, some people told me to use vacuum cleaner but I didn't.
Thanks again! I did it.
August 31, 2009 1:35:31 PM

I use a Air compressor at no more than 50PSI.