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Old September 30, 2009, 08:59 PM
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Setting up my new build, reusing water blocks. How do I clean them? I heard I was supposed to before redoing it. Do I have to remove the metal barbs?
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Depends on what sort of gunk you've got in them. If nothing, a little distilled water will be fine. If you want to go to the trouble of taking the block apart, you wash the copper parts (and ONLY the copper) with a little vinegar or ketchup. That's usually just cosmetic, though.
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What kind of block is it? Generally, the best way to clean it is to take it completely apart so that you can clean the individual tines inside the block. If you can't (or don't want to) actually take it apart, I suppose you could just empty a can of contact cleaner into it.....
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they seem clean to me, should I just not mess with it?
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Yes, no need to over do things. If nothing inside sticking to the metal, you will gain nothing with your cleaning effort.
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Yes, no need to over do things. If nothing inside sticking to the metal, you will gain nothing with your cleaning effort.
+1to that no temp gains at all
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