Forum discussion tagged with clean.
  1. tfbraingm

    Question Clean SSD With Isopropyl Alchohol

    Suppose you have a laptop that was exposed to steam and there was condensation on surfaces/walls in the room. You find signs of moisture on your ssd, you let it sit (with drying agent(s) such as rice, silica beads or damprid) for 24h but nothing visibly changes. Primary Question: Do you use...
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    Question Cleaning Out PC

    Hello, So I was wondering how often you clean out pc. Is it every 6 months? and can I use Compu cleaner and just blow all the dust-out and finish? Thanks Gerjaffers
  3. BeastHotDogGUY

    Question can I use an air mattress pump to clean my pc?

    Im trying to get into the habit of cleaning my pc every 4-6 months and its been 5 but I dont have any compressed air so I asked my parents if I could get some or an air blower but instead they asked me if I could just use and air mattress pump, and that makes a lot of sense since it does blow...
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    Question Defrag and Register Cleaner on a SSD?

    I have been told my others more knowledgeable than myself, that I should never use a Utility (ccleaner for example) on my Windows 10 PC, to defrag and/or clean the registry on my SSD PC. What says all of you?
  5. andrewasted

    Question processor came with weird gunk

    i bought a ryzen 5 5500 off of AliExpress 15 days ago and it arrived today with what it seems to be hardened thermal paste on the pins View: does anyone know if i need to remove that and how to remove that
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    Question How to clean the notebook from dust?

    hello! how can i remove the dust from the notebook? every time i open the notebook i find everything full of dust and i don't know how i can remove it... i wanted to try a hair dryer, however i am afraid of static electricity
  7. C

    [SOLVED] Accidentally touched the underside of my cpu

    Just asking this as a precaution incase I damaged my cpu cause I don't think I'll get any sleep tonight if I don't get an answer 😅😅. Ok, so I just got a Ryzen 5 5600x and when talking it out of its plastic case I accidentally, but very gently (thank God) touched the middle part of the underside...
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    Question GPU behaves weirdly after repaste ?

    To start with, I want to state that before doing any of this, my GPU was perfectly fine, with no odd behavior whatsoever. I've recently bought a used graphics card (yes, I know) as my previous one had died and I obviously needed a replacement since I couldn't live with a gt 730. Despite it...
  9. R

    Question Clean up tips/tricks for dog urine on computer ?

    Earlier this week, my cousin's dog urinated all over her desktop tower. She quickly unplugged and removed and side panels to allow the components to air dry. Last night I managed to pick up the computer and brought it home with me to see if I could fix it. Today I tried and booted up the...
  10. EsmaFingerpin

    [SOLVED] How Often Should I Clean My Computer?

    Question: How often should I turn off my computer to clean it ? Computer Spec's below Custom Built Tower Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor Drive: Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB Memory: Corsair DDR4 3200 2x8GB Graphics Card: Sapphire Nitro + Radeon RX 580...
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    Question Throttled/Slow download speed on MSI motherboard

    Recently, I decided to upgrade my CPU from AMD FX-8350 to Ryzen 5 3600. Alongside with it, came new RAMs and motherboard ofcourse. I went for MSI X470 Gaming plux max. The old one was Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P FX The thing is, my download speed is slower then with gigabyte board while using the...
  12. xse7enx

    Question Using WD-40 for cleaning pc case

    Can I use WD-40 to clean or as a maintenance for a pc case? (inwin 301)? TY
  13. gordonmousedeer

    [SOLVED] Can I clean my PC with a hair dryer?

    I am currently unemployed and I do not want to spend any money if possible. I want to remove dust from inside my desktop computer. A hair dryer sucks air in from one end and shoots all that air out from the other end. I plan to use the suction/intake end of a hair dryer to suck dust out of my...
  14. Atix

    Question Why does my ssd not show up when Im using PartedMagic?

    Hello! Im trying to erase my nvme ssd because Im not able to boot into any of my windows usb installation disks, they always freeze or not boot at all. I read somewhere its because the windows is corrupted and the drive has to be cleaned. It makes sense because after I shut down the laptop while...
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    [SOLVED] How can i clean a Macbook charger cable?

    How can I clean a Macbook charger cable safely? My cable is pretty dirty at the moment I read that rubbing alcohol damages the protective layer of the cable and makes it dry. Using other chemicals on the cable also damages the cable in the long term.
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    [SOLVED] Is it safe to vacuum the OUTSIDE of my PC?

    Hey, I know that it's not recommended to vacuum the inside of a computer. But what about the outside? There's obviously no problem with vacuuming the chassis itself. But what about the openings and vents? Those are especially important to clean up. Is it safe to hold the vacuum nozzle directly...
  17. N

    [SOLVED] Best way to do a clean reinstall?

    Hello my PC is full of junk. Whats the best way to do like a clean reinstall of everything? IS it enough with the windows 10 media creation tool? Please tell me your opinions, thanks :)
  18. System32_76

    [SOLVED] Air Compressor Safe To Use For Cleaning PCs?

    Hello everyone, I'm wondering if it's ok to use an air compressor for cleaning out PCs? I know using vacuums have ESD risks and since I'll be constantly cleaning out PCs, I don't want to keep buying canned air all the time.
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    What equipment/s can I use to safely and properly clean my monitor?
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    [SOLVED] Clean install with removing existing active partition

    I've got a new comp with an active (bootable) Windows partition on HDD and need to clean install Windows onto SSD only. I want my HDD to be a pure storage disk, with one 4TB partition. What is the right sequence to install? Do I need to disconnect my HDD and why? And when? My friend tells me to...
  21. hassan334

    [SOLVED] How to clean my razer death adder elite

    I have a razer death adder elite , it began to leave some dirt from my fingers , is there anything do i buy to clean that stuff or just use piece of cloth and little bit of water sorry if it sound stupid , i just don't want to ruin it , and thx in advance
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    Question Did my cheap PSU burn my 24-pin connector?

    Hello, recently I bought some new components to upgrade my PC: new MOBO, CPU and RAM. I decided to keep a ~2 years old tacens radix Eco 750w PSU that I had been using with my old setup. Bad idea, but it worked like a charm during the first day. The next day, I was enjoying Forza Horizon 4 and...
  23. D

    [SOLVED] Correct way of organizing cables/parts?

    I'd like some tips or some info about arranging the wires inside the case, like are there parts that they shouldn't touch? Or just ways that my PC might burn out so that I can prevent it, before I set up my PC Also any other management tips, like how to clean it. Parts list if you need it...
  24. R

    Question Gpu flashes random colors during driver install

    I was reinstalling my gpu driver after unistalled it by ddu and amd clean up . And during the installation some flashing and random colors was happening on my screen. I know that flashing it is normal , but flashing with random colors it's normal ? After the installation and reboot I have...
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    Question How can I reinstall Windows 10 on an ASUS GL552V?

    I'm going to help somebody reinstall Windows 10 on their laptop this weekend, as in a fresh OS install from the ISO USB drive. I was wondering, is there anything specific I need to know about doing it with this laptop? I've done it with an XPS 15 before, and there were a lot more drivers...
  26. T

    Question Cleanest computer, with these components?

    Hey guys! I need some help for my coming pc. I use the parts from my last pc. These are the parts: Asus Strix 1080 Asus Z370-f I5-8600k Corsair H110i GTX (maybe buying the Enermax 240mm rgb cooler) Corsair RX650m Pm961 128gb NVME Kingston A400 240gb SSD Intel 256gb SSD I also need help...
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    Question Win10 running slow even after formatting

    Hi everyone! I'm by no means a computer expert, so here I am asking your help. My laptop was running pretty slow, not fluid, so I tried formatting it (following the Step-by-Step option in "Settings"). It got better, but STILL feels like a fresh clean Win10 laptop should run better. It's a...
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    Question Windows install media driver and product key error

    Hello I am trying to install windows 10 (tried both enterprise and pro) via a flash drive (16 gb) I do not have access to any usb 3 / 3.1 flash drives, i am using a usb 2. I just completed building my system : Mobo: asrock z390 pro Storage: samsung nvme ssd 970 500gb on m.2 slot Ram:16 gb...
  29. KseMpArKoS

    [SOLVED] Gaming PC build

    Hello everyone ! Im interesting to build a gaming pc and i really want your opininons/suggestions ! Already bought rtx 2070 and im trying to figure out with motherboard , cpu , tower , ram :D So far picked those parts : http:// Im only missing a motherboard but i have no idea what to pick...
  30. K

    Advice On 2 AiO Desktop PC's

    Hi This is for my friend who has sold has Macbook Pro 2015 to get a AIO Winodws Desktop, Tbh I tried to put him off All In Ones mainly due to their lack of upgrade options, but he doesn't want a tower unit & wants the AIO form factor. The two units he is interested in are both HP (he just...
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    VRM heatsinks on Gigabyte AX370 Gaming K7 enough with CLC?

    Hey guys, I'm running a Ryzen 1600 and want to add a CLC I already have, Thermaltake Water 3.0 240mm, with a wicked OC. Great cooler btw. Since the stock cooler will be removed, along with the downdraft air flow, will the VRMs be cooled enough? The heatsinks don't look beefy enough? In the...
  32. C

    Motherboard power on and then off again repeatedly when the CPU power is plugged in.

    As I said in the title, my motherboard (a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R) will power on for about three seconds and then turn off again repeatedly when the CPU (a Xeon W3520) 8-Pin is plugged in to the board. This problem then goes away when I unplug the CPU power. I am currently using the power supply...
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    Motherboard and processor upgrade

    Pls I ve a hp 2000 notebook pc with an intel HM75 chipset on the motherboard and an intel core i3 2.4GHz processor. I want to replace my motherboard cos is bad and also upgrade my processor to core i7 3.3GHz. Would this be possible on any hp 2000 motherboard replacement or would I also need to...
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    black dots on the socket

    Does anyone know whats that 4 dots on the TR4 socket?
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    Changed MotherBoard bought new ssd can i transfer Windows?!?

    I upgraded my CPU Mb and ram.. also bought an SSD! I have windows 10 that was installed on my Hard Drive and deactivated my account before selling the MB and linked it to my Account! I bought OEM Windows 10 USB from BestBuy a year ago. I finished building my pc and then turned it on, it booted...
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    Is my PSU dead?

    I disconnected all the components connected to my PSU and tested with multimeter there is only ~2.9V between green wire and black wire. Is this an indication my PSU is broken? Thanks.
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    will a6 7310 bottleneck a gtx 1050ti?

    same as title, i have a6 7310 cpu with 8gb ddr3, its a prebuilt system that has a 350w power supply, so i did some research and found the 1050ti was the best match for me, im just worriewd about potential bottlenecking, will this cpu bottleneck the card in any way? if so, by how much? should i...
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    PSU Cable Sleeving

    So I'm buying the Corsair CX750M Semi-Modular PSU, and I want to have the cables sleevedd Black/White. I took a look a this website: and got this So which of these do I buy? All of them?
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    PC not running as well as it should.

    Specs: Motherboard: MSI A78M-E35 RAM: Ballistx Sport Ram 8GB single stick CPU: AMD FX 6300 (Overclocked to 3.9) GPU: GTX 1070 PSU: Corsair CX600M I get bad frames on games and have no idea why, i get around 200 fps on CS:GO, 40-ish fps on Rust (when its not dropping frames), etc. I've...
  40. R

    Windows 8.1 build 9600

    I Found windows 8.1 build 9600 on the lower right of the computer screen. I have no idea why and I can't get id of it. However I tried to activate windows 8.1 but it would not activate, and I never deactivated it. How do I get windows to activate? and why did it deactivate in the first place...