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Old September 15, 2007, 01:21 PM
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By the way have any of you tried to clean a heatsink while it is still attached to the cpu-ie blowing the dust out with condensed air?
Do not try this at home!!!!!!!

Air in a can is not moisture free. On top of that.... it comes out of the can colder than ambient temps so not only do you need to worry about the moisture in the canned air, you'll also get condensation due to the temp difference.

Not convinced???? Point your canned air in a safe direction (not at the computer!!!!), and spray it upside down to see what comes out.... see all that almost frozen water??????

If you feel you must do it, unplug your PSU and press the start button to completely drain the caps, and then let the motherboard sit for a while before turning on to ensure that it's completely moisture free.......
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