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What's the best way to clean the Intel stock heat sink?

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3 hours ago, Yhtjdhvhdhyckr said:

How do I take the plastic shroud off?

There are plastic clips. Be careful not to break them when removing the shroud. 

 

As in cleaning off the thermal paste? Rubbing alcohol, a paper towel, and some elbow grease.

As in cleaning dust? Compressed air, a damp rag, and q-tips.

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Just now, Speed Weed said:

A brush and an air spray compressor can. 

Ok thanks

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same as any other heatsink

 

dust: high powered air (air compressor, canned air, electric canned air)

thermal paste: alcohol and wipes

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When I want to thoroughly clean it, I remove the plastic shroud and wipe it with some tissue paper. I run the heatsink under water and let it dry by a fan.

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On 12/14/2018 at 5:12 PM, WoodenMarker said:

When I want to thoroughly clean it, I remove the plastic shroud and wipe it with some tissue paper. I run the heatsink under water and let it dry by a fan.

How do I take the plastic shroud off?

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3 hours ago, Yhtjdhvhdhyckr said:

How do I take the plastic shroud off?

There are plastic clips. Be careful not to break them when removing the shroud. 

 

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Also, make sure to quote a post or tag a member when replying or else they won't get a notification that you replied to them.

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