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[SJ]ski9600

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Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« on: July 08, 2009, 01:02:04 am »
http://simjunkies.org/photos/sj-ski9600/photos/dust-on-video-card-and-cpu.htm

Here's some photos.  How should I go about replacing the CPU fan (socket 775) and cleaning VGA blower (8800GTX card)?

Thanks in advance,
Steve

[SJ]Minorshunt

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 02:50:38 am »
To clean the inside of my rig I use a small air compressor with a blow off nozzle and blast away, then suck out the leftovers with my shop vac. Industrial but effective. lol

[SJ]ski9600

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 03:50:39 am »
To clean the inside of my rig I use a small air compressor with a blow off nozzle and blast away, then suck out the leftovers with my shop vac. Industrial but effective. lol


I don't have a compressor, but could use canned air.  That's kind of expensive though, unless I steal it from work.... :?:

Marcus

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 04:17:32 am »
Take the card to work so you don't have to steal?  :)

[SJ]Minorshunt

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 05:20:38 am »
Back in the day before I had a compressor, we had a vacuum cleaner that would blow as well as suck. A few times I duct taped a small diameter length of hose to the blow outlet to create a cheap high pressure blow off gun. It worked.  :D





Yeah I know. This post sucks and blows. Where's Aunty Lard off to then?  :blue rinse:

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 07:43:34 am »
i get off away with a small toothbrush and a vac attachment, just be careful not to let the fans run backwards in the suction  :handbag:
once you've got it all cleaned you might want to consider some filters for the inlets of your case.
its a lot easier to clean a sponge filter once a month than heat syncs and fans

[SJ]Jarkko Rantajoki

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 10:51:02 am »
I take the whole gfx card away, hold the fan with my finger and use my lungs to blow the dust off. Looking at the CPU cooler.. i reckon canned air is propably a good option.
And yes get some filter.. you can find them almost anywhere and cost very little.
Ill never ever get a gfx card with regular cooler btw.. im sick of them.. noisy, ineffective and collects dust.

[SJ]hendrix

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009, 12:06:33 pm »
I bought some  extractor fan filters  that are used above stoves ... cut it up and just replace them once a month.

Its a  two minute job with  no blowing  and sucking involved  and it was real cheap :)

[SJ]Grimwart

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 12:13:50 pm »
Its a  two minute job with  no blowing  and sucking involved  and it was real cheap :)

This was supposed to be a thread about cleaning, and you are just filling it with filth :tut:

[SJ]Cato Larsen

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009, 12:18:37 pm »
Its a  two minute job with  no blowing  and sucking involved  and it was real cheap :)

This was supposed to be a thread about cleaning, and you are just filling it with filth :tut:


Who will ever pay for a two minute job without sucking or blowing involved. EVEN though it was cheap.

[SJ]hendrix

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2009, 12:30:55 pm »
Its a  two minute job with  no blowing  and sucking involved  and it was real cheap :)

This was supposed to be a thread about cleaning, and you are just filling it with filth :tut:


Who will ever pay for a two minute job without sucking or blowing involved. EVEN though it was cheap.



Opps omg that sounded like my sex life ;)  lol  sorry

[SJ]Stein

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2009, 04:07:48 pm »
Did someone say "Cheap"!!?



and btw.. i'm frank


tele2 reclame born to be a cheap

[SJ]ski9600

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2009, 12:06:58 am »
Very funny Frank!

Also thanks for the good suggestions, my case already has filters and they were clogged pretty well but I got that sorted.  The reason no dust was building up (on the outside where the filters are) was cuz the filters were clogged and one of the fans had failed....

Anyway, how does the CPU cooler come off again (in case there's no directions with the new cooler)?  Is it a quarter turn to the left, a step to the right, with your hands on your hips, You bring your knees in tight, But it's the pelvic thrust that really drives you insane?


[SJ]Stein

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Re: Cleaning CPU/VGA fan
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2009, 04:21:27 pm »
I found 4 screws around it... i even found them in fastened condition once steve!

Just make sure if you do, that you have the cpu cooling paste handy, Strip off the bit that's still stuck to the bottom of the cooler, then reapply in roughly the same spot, unless ofcourse your cpu went for a ride..



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