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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, new here to LTT Forum. I'm finally upgrading my mid 2011, 27" Imac. Yes, It's the one with the crap video card. I'm going to upgrade to Nvidia geforce gtx880m. When I opened It up WOW!!! I'm surprised It didn't burn up from all the dirt and dust. I went and got some CRC QD electronic cleaner. Before I start going to town spraying all the parts. I want to know do you think It's safe? Air alone wont do It and, yes I removed every part from the Imac. Thanks for any help.

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Air will be plenty. Just because there is dust on stuff won't hurt it. Make sure you get the big stuff out, clean the heat sinks and whatnot. You don't have to scrub everything down though.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

It's not just dust. I use to smoke and the room I was in with It Is small. I also have dogs and cats. I mean It's not just dust It's actual dirt.

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That cleaner will be fine, it’s just an alchohol based cleaner, so you shouldn’t have any problems. maybe re apply thermal paste while your at it? Will make it quieter and cooler


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33 minutes ago, scuff gang said:

That cleaner will be fine, it’s just an alchohol based cleaner, so you shouldn’t have any problems. maybe re apply thermal paste while your at it? Will make it quieter and cooler

Agreed. Maybe want to grab a toothbrush too to get in the nooks and crannies. 


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10 minutes ago, Pickles - Lord of the Jar said:

Agreed. Maybe want to grab a toothbrush too to get in the nooks and crannies. 

Tooth brush works great for heat sink fins.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks yall I appreciate the feedback. I'm way ahead of ya on the paste, got me some artic silver 5. Should be better then the stock crap that they practically shoveled on.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Quick question. Should I use thermal pads for the vram or copper pads? It had thermal pads/paste. It was a different color then the stuff on the gpu. I don't know If that matters.

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On 4/7/2020 at 9:39 PM, MoparsOnly426 said:

I want to know do you think It's safe?

I think you’ll have too use special iBlower, just £999 😂 


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From what I remember, the PSU in those iMacs is exposed. Might want to exercise some caution around that.

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