Journal #8506

Posted 5 years ago2015-02-16 14:31:11 UTC
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Public Service Announcement:
While some of you might have significant others, most of you probably could care less, February is the month of LOVE!

Show your computer some love by tenderly undressing it and exploring it's insides- cleaning as you go ;)

Get yourself a Vacuum, Compressed Air, old toothbrushes and some Arctic Silver!

Re-seat your ram, clean your vents and filters.
For god's sake, at the very minimum clear out your heat sink!
Let your processor go topless and breathe a breath of fresh air while you clean the mating surfaces and ensure maximum heat transfer into the sink.

Or you can end up like me and overtemping your processor to +90C and bringing your lovely machine to it's knees. I cooked the old thermal pad D:

Don't let this happen to you:
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7 Comments

Commented 5 years ago2015-02-16 14:39:17 UTC Comment #49612
"by tenderly undressing is and exploring it's insides"
Nice metaphor, but spelling and grammar needs work. B-
Commented 5 years ago2015-02-16 14:42:00 UTC Comment #49614
I hope your CPU didn't sustain any damgage! Wild shit :o
Commented 5 years ago2015-02-16 14:55:40 UTC Comment #49617
Ugh... That's not good Tet.

I clean my computer every 3 months everytime, so this won't happen.
Commented 5 years ago2015-02-16 15:22:28 UTC Comment #49611
Haha. Yeah I give it a visual inspection while i clean my case fans, but all this dust was hidden beneath the fan shroud. I couldn't actually see the dust.
I try to take care of my machine but I think I've learned a lesson and will be more vigilant in the future.

Quote - Capt:
I hope your CPU didn't sustain any damgage

Me too D: I'm crossing my fingers after I toss some fresh Arctic Silver on it tonight.
Commented 5 years ago2015-02-16 16:49:29 UTC Comment #49615
I gave mine some last year for xmas :)
Disassembled everything, washed everything with high proof alcohol (174 proof) it has never looked so good, even though i don't use it myself now it needed love. 2 of my servers need some loving as well :)
Commented 5 years ago2015-02-16 19:45:39 UTC Comment #49613
I can't take this computer apart as officially it isn't mine, however in the past I have had to take my girlfriend's apart as she was getting warnings about overheating, and it would shut itself down sometimes. Lodged in between the fan and the heatsink I found a block of cat hair, probably about 2cm thick, which had formed into a solid and impermeable block of felt. It turned out she had been leaving it on overnight, and her cat would sleep on it because it was warm.
As horrifying as that was, it was very satisfying to take all that out and get the thing working again.
Commented 5 years ago2015-02-16 19:55:58 UTC Comment #49616
Odd looking heatsink. My heatsinks tend to be bigger. Though the newest heatsink I have belongs to a Pentium IV. Got a laptop after that. Haven't taken this one apart yet.

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