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March 26, 2012 9:13:37 AM

What is the correct way to clean a graphic card . mine is a RADEON HD 6870 , single fan!

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a b U Graphics card
March 26, 2012 9:24:10 AM

Blow it out with air while holding the fan immobile. You will most likely need to remove it from the case to do this.
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March 26, 2012 9:26:08 AM

Best answer selected by Abhishek1025.
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March 26, 2012 9:27:26 AM

i used to clean the inside part of the card's fans with a moist cotton ear swab! is that safe??
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a b U Graphics card
March 26, 2012 10:00:11 AM

No problem with that. If you are going to open up the case blowing air will remove most of the dust. I wouldn't use a wet swab on the electonic parts, just the heat sink and fan.
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