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Hi. I was cleaning my system and some dust got in my CPU socket. What should I do? I've attempted to remove it without success. Any tips? CanI leave it?

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Maybe the cans that YouTubers use that blow air to take  out dust?

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Always leave the cpu in the socket when cleaning. Best to not take it out.

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3 minutes ago, Ausfernando said:

Maybe the cans that YouTubers use that blow air to take  out dust?

 

2 minutes ago, Br3tt96 said:

Always leave the cpu in the socket when cleaning. Best to not take it out.

So I can't leave it?

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Could try blowing into the socket, or getting a can of air from some sort of office store. I wouldn't leave the dust in there. That's the heart of your computer basically

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Just now, Br3tt96 said:

Could try blowing into the socket, or getting a can of air from some sort of office store. I wouldn't leave the dust in there. That's the heart of your computer basically

What I'm afraid of. The dust pieces just seem stuck. Lol. 

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make sure not to vacuum it, you can create static that way.

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1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

make sure not to vacuum it, you can create static that way.

Yup I'm aware. I was just dumb and got ahead of myself. Was cleaning my CPU. Forgot to take out a fan and dust came everywhere 

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10 minutes ago, RightSide said:

 

So I can't leave it?

insert the cpu (no need for the cooler) and make a boot and turn it off again. If it is successful there is a good chance it will work with the dust inside the socket. 

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Buy some compressed air and shoot it into the socket. Shouldn't damage anything. You don't want to leave any dust/contaminants in there, dust can be conductive in large amounts(idk how much you got in there and the whole situation is a little weird xD ) in the future do not remove your cpu to clean it, leave it in the socket. Just remove the heat sink and do it that way.

 

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