Forum discussion tagged with cleaning.
  1. J

    Question Cleaning an AIO Cooler

    Can I clean an aio cpu cooler without having to remove it? Can I just use compressed air to clean the fan and radiator? Does cleaning it regularly (once a year or more often) allow me to not have to do more intense cleaning which might include having to remove it?
  2. Yamaokka

    Question R9 290 not working properly after cleaning

    Hi guys , few hours ago i deep cleaned my r9 290 , blew away dust changed the paste (i have done it many many times in my years) and now when i turn on the computer and go into windows only black screen shows up , i tried dduing it through safe mode and installing new driversbut the problem...
  3. 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
  4. K

    [SOLVED] Question about cleaning TN Panel

    Hello! So I have the ASUS VG258QR monitor and was wondering how would I clean a TN panel? I saw some smudges and some are just very difficult to remove with just a microfiber cloth.
  5. xJesserX

    Question how to clean a curved monitor

    as the title says how to clean a 1500r curved monitor ? ofc i need micofibre cloth but can i do it with some water ?
  6. J

    [SOLVED] Should I try to clean the cpu and/or socket?

    So I did something kinda stupid. I now know not to use gloves, but since I get sweaty hands I used some to install my cpu. The only gloves I had on hand for some reason were lightly dusted and I didn't notice until it was too late.. My question is can the dust (I'm guessing it was cornstarch)...
  7. S

    [SOLVED] cpu pins and zif sockets.

    I'm assuming they wouldn't use them if this were the case, but can reusing or reseating a cpu repeatedly cause damage to the cpu pins (Ryzen btw) from the locking mechanism? Also what is the best way to clean dirty pins without bending them (also on Ryzen)?
  8. carson_e

    [SOLVED] GPU fan not spinning, won’t post, no signal, everything receiving power

    So, after cleaning out my PC via compressed air from an air compressor, all of the stuff in the title is happening. I have reset the CMOS via jumper and removing the battery. I have taken everything out and put it back in. I have tried running it without any memory and it doesn’t beep. I have...
  9. N

    [SOLVED] PC is slow after cleaning

    My computer has a tendency to act funny after I do generally cleaning on it every 6ish months. When it is unplugged from the outlet for an uncertain amount of time, when I plug it back in and boot it up, my computer becomes sluggish and really slow. Also, the case fans and my water cooler turn...
  10. Shaaxy_

    [SOLVED] PC cleaning gone wrong?

    So I was cleaning my pc Today, which I’ve Dan multiple times now. (With compressed Air) for the First time I took out the GPU, and cleaned that too. My pc chilled for 5 Hours before I booted it up, but nothing happened. Or my Fans are spinning and my GPU (lamp) is on. my keyboard mouse or...
  11. L

    [SOLVED] flush rad with tap water then use premixed coolant?

    hello, i am building my first water-cooling loop and i am having trouble finding distilled water, for some reason its especially hard to find in the UK, would it be possible to flush my rads with tap water as i am using EK premixed coolant with anti corrosives in anyway? or do i need to buy some...
  12. R

    [SOLVED] Alienware Aurora Fans and Noise

    Hello, I have an Alienware Aurora and I was wondering if it is bad to hear the fans while the pc is on. I would like to know how loud is it supposed to be, and if I should be worried if I can hear the fans. They aren't too loud, but i can hear them when my headphones are off and I can hear them...
  13. Zuce101

    [SOLVED] 70% medical alcohol for gpu cleaning

    I've recently bought a second hand rx 480 and i'm guessing the previous owner was a smoker and the card really smells. I'm planing on opening it up and cleaning it completely and replacing the thermal paste and pads. Would it be safe to use 70% medical alcohol? I know it's best to use IPA but...
  14. camjwilk

    [SOLVED] How to clean sticky substance off GPU PCB?

    There is a collection of some sticky substance on the top of my GPU, it almost looks like root beer or diet coke. I discovered the residue after a friend spilled root-beer on my desk and it dripped through onto/into my case. I've heard to use isopropyl alcohol but I worry since I feel like I...
  15. 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.
  16. [SOLVED] What caused these lines to appear on my monitor?

    I call them vertical lines but I'm not sure if that's the correct description. Anyway, you can see the picture to know what I'm talking about. This is a cheap VA monitor and the lines appeared in the first year of use. I suspect it either happened due to cheap design (is this what people call...
  17. SpaceyWarrior

    [SOLVED] The most efficient a safe way to clean a PC and install HW?

    Hey everyone! I have a now almost 2 years old PC and with the help of some of you guys i'll be hopefully be upgrading it to a killer machine soon. I'm replacing every single component but RAM and HDD. That means that it's also a good idea to give my case some cleaning. I don't have...
  18. georgens

    [SOLVED] Thermal Paste and Booting

    Right so I recently cleaned my heat sink fan with a nylon paint brush, and decided to take the heat sink off the cpu, drying the thermal paste, i put it back on and now the pc starts but doesnt show anything to the monitors, does it just need fresh thermal paste or have i messed up the cpu...
  19. X

    [SOLVED] How to clean blower style gpu?

    Hello, I have ASUS RTX 2080 Turbo, and I want to clean it (without taking the cover). Any tips? What should I be careful about? How to clean the motor? Any way to clean inside the card without taking off the cover?
  20. 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...