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Posted · Original PosterOP

How to clean a motherboard and gpu ?

only pcb no socket ...

and what type of liquid and cleaning tool should I use .Is there a high chance that I will damage something? 

dont confuse me pls 

suggest me good 

thanks

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Dishwasher... like legit.. not joking.

 

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

Dishwasher... like legit.. not joking.

 

 

haha

why not i try in big mixer grinder?

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Canned air and an anti static brush should do the trick.

18 minutes ago, Skiiwee29 said:

Dishwasher... like legit.. not joking.

 

 

What kind of state does your motherboard need to be to think 'yea, dishwasher is the only solution left...'???

Although I have seen motherboards from cat owners and Chainsmokers, so maybe that's why?


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Higher percentage isopropyl alcohol (lower water content is better) and soft cleaning tools like makeup brushes, paper towels and cotton swabs.

You really only gotta watch out around SMD components (the tiny little rectangles) as they're a bit fragile with their small solder connections. Otherwise it's just a bit time consuming. A large makeup brush to get rid of most of the loose dust works really well, follow up with alcohol and paper towels, cotton swabs to get into the small places.

 

For the gpu if you know how to take the whole thing apart, take the whole thing apart, the entire cooler as well. Set the pcb aside and clean that like you would the motherboard, then run all the cooler components under warm tap water with a brush of any variety to break up more dense dust. 

Let everything dry throughly, a day at minimum, move things around and shake out any water in the fans or heatsink every so often until it's all bone dry.


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21 minutes ago, calculator said:

How to clean a motherboard and gpu ?

only pcb no socket ...

and what type of liquid and cleaning tool should I use .Is there a high chance that I will damage something? 

dont confuse me pls 

suggest me good 

thanks

Compressed air can or something 


 

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Compressed air.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
20 hours ago, Genwyn said:

Higher percentage isopropyl alcohol (lower water content is better) and soft cleaning tools like makeup brushes, paper towels and cotton swabs.

You really only gotta watch out around SMD components (the tiny little rectangles) as they're a bit fragile with their small solder connections. Otherwise it's just a bit time consuming. A large makeup brush to get rid of most of the loose dust works really well, follow up with alcohol and paper towels, cotton swabs to get into the small places.

 

For the gpu if you know how to take the whole thing apart, take the whole thing apart, the entire cooler as well. Set the pcb aside and clean that like you would the motherboard, then run all the cooler components under warm tap water with a brush of any variety to break up more dense dust. 

Let everything dry throughly, a day at minimum, move things around and shake out any water in the fans or heatsink every so often until it's all bone dry.

alright 

Im wondering if this alcohol would work.

https://www.apollopharmacy.in/doctor-s-choice-isopropyl-rubbing-alcohol-u-s-p-100ml.html

which area should i clean my mobo or go for full?

because this 99% isopropyl

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2 minutes ago, calculator said:

alright 

Im wondering if this alcohol would work.

https://www.apollopharmacy.in/doctor-s-choice-isopropyl-rubbing-alcohol-u-s-p-100ml.html

which area should i clean my mobo or go for full?

because this 99% isopropyl

Really anything 70% or higher works, you just need to wait longer for things to dry with higher water content.

The most important areas to remove dust are around any chipset components and power delivery. If its just for maintenance and you dont care how it looks you can ignore the larger flat areas and the spaces between expansion slots as dust there doesnt matter much. But around the cpu socket, the rear i/o, power inputs, the main chipset, thats the stuff you want to properly clean the dust off of. Everything else will be fine with just a light brushing.


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The 10 commandments of the modern tech support forum:

-Do not use the "home" edition of any OS and then complain you cant do something OS related.

-Do not update Windows 10 if it functions normally at the time.

-For the love of god dont update Nvidia drivers beyond 10 versions past release, if it doesnt work normally by then its just screwed. If you keep going its going to eventually perform worse than it did before.

-Always update AMD drivers as for some reason they are the polar opposite and cant get their drivers to work on release but they work great 5 years later.

-Do not download any Antivirus software, Windows Defender is adequate at keeping you from being stupid, other than that you only need Common Sense 2006 edition.

-Google your problems first, the helpful people on tech support forums are just people who know how to use google.

-Dont discuss irrelevancies on tech support forums, an answer to OP's question must be the first line of your first reply to a thread, follow it with whatever.

-Dont use any software that claims to fix registry errors.

-There are more brands out there than Corsair and EVGA, at least try and be original.

-Read your own posts before you post them.

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