cleaning components

Forum discussion tagged with cleaning components.
  1. HarvestBirdy

    Question How to clean motherboard after liquid cooler leaked

    (Sorry if this is the wrong section, I wasn't really sure where to put my question) Hello everyone, So, a few days ago I discovered my liquid CPU cooler had leaked inside my computer. When the leak first started my PC turned itself on, and was on for about 20-30 seconds before I turned it off...
  2. J

    [SOLVED] Used Alcohol with moisturizer to clean cpu, should I be worried?

    HELP! Used Isop Alcohol with MOISTURIZER to clean Ryzen CPU. Do I need to redo and how much did I screw up Hello, I foolishly bought a 70 % Isop Alcohol with MOISTURIZER, and cleaned CPU thermal paste, PCB of the CPU, some parts of the motherboard, RAM golden contact pins, and of course the...
  3. simpalak

    Question Performance loss after applying new thermal paste

    After 2 years of using my PC daily, I finally decided it would be the time to change the thermal paste and clean it up a bit (never happened, I'm too lazy). So I ordered a Cooler Master IC Essential E2 thermal paste and an RGB fan for well, aesthetics I guess. I removed the CPU and the GPU fan...
  4. ciro_881

    Question What's the best air compressor to clean my pc?

    My pc doesn't have a huge dust buildup but I still want to take care of it before it gets really bad. So, what's the best air compressor? A regular old air compressor with a tank or one of those little dust blowers that you see on Amazon (do they have moisture too?) Which one is more reliable...
  5. KaiserPhantasma

    Question Questions About Cleaning My PC Case And It's Underlying Components

    I am about to "preliminarily" clean my PC case and it's various other parts (mobo,ram,CPU heatsink, fans etc) and I have a couple of lingering questions: 1. Can I use a material similar to a shoe brush, it's hairs are approximately 4-6 inches, will it induce an ESD shock to the component or do...
  6. J3eeso

    Question My CPU temps got higher after cleaning my PC even though I haven't touched the cooler

    So as the thread title says, I have cleaned my pc ( fans, GPU and upper part of the motherboard) and the CPU got like temps 5C-7C higher in idle and I had an underclocked profile and it was still like 5-6 C higher, at full load ( normal profile AKA creator mode ) increased 3-5 C, and here when...
  7. Markus15511

    [SOLVED] how thoroughly do you need to clean a gaming pc?

    Hi! I am kind of confused, I really don't want my computer to have a reduced lifespan because of not being cleaned enough, but how much do I need to clean it to keep it healthy? Is it enough to use canned air to blow dust away, and use cotton buds to gently remove dust from fans, or is it more...
  8. monkeybean1304

    [SOLVED] Cleaning GPU contact pins with rubber/erasor- myth?

    So, going from my previous post here looks like may GPU is dead, most likely a Vram failure. Only had it for 1 day so not exactly expecting issues already. I was hoping to start the process of getting it RMA'd or replaced this weekend, but Amazon support have been... interesting. Probably doing...
  9. M

    [SOLVED] How to properly clean your PC?

    Hi all, I have had my self-built PC for several years now and I have never come around to properly cleaning it out until now. As far as I can tell the main idea is to go around all your components/fans/grills with a can of compressed air to remove dust and blockages. What I'm looking for is any...
  10. A

    Question How to clean transistors?

    Longstory short, friend had a 6700k with a thin layer of "grime" on the bottom where the contacts are. It doesn't look like thermal paste and it was sitting out so who knows. I have some electrical contact cleaner from WD-40 and some 91% Iso, but I've never cleaned contacts before, only the lid...
  11. M

    Question Getting less FPS after cleaning the GPU

    My PC recently became quite noisy out of the blue, so I decided to clean the dust off the GPU. (I didn't have any FPS drops back then, just the noise) I cleaned it with the softer side of an earstick, and just around the ribs, I didn't took the card apart. After seating it back I noticed that...
  12. A

    Question Is it safe to clean the computer?

    I have never cleaned my computer, last time it was cleaned, that was 2014's autumn, when it started restarting and something bad happened, so it had to be taken to the computer repairsman. Anyway, recently i started fearing that my pc would overheat and die, so i decided to look at the cpu...
  13. G

    Question Tea spilled on the pc...

    Yeah I know I deserve what I get for even allowing liquid being near my machine... So some tea was spilled on my computer while it was running , I shut it off immidiately and started cleaning components. The computer is working now ( but the hdd feels quite a lot slower than before ) boot up...