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hey guys well lets say this
my noctua nh-d14 is very very dusty and i have no vaccum or other stuff to clean it so i was thinking about cleaning it with a water...taking off the fans and just clean the Aluminum...can i do that without damaging my cooler??
Edited by someonewhy - 5/11/11 at 1:41pm
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post #2 of 8
Water probably won't take all of the dust off.
I suggest using some kind of cleaning solution with it. (nothing too strong that will damage the aluminum)

Allow it to air-dry outside or in front of a fan before putting it back in for use!
    
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post #3 of 8
take it off the mobo first and yeah you can dunk it in water and polish it up. just make sure its very dry. haha. the water wont corrode as long as you wipe it all off well
 
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post #4 of 8
Just wash it in warm water and use a hair dryer between the fins for a good amount of time. Worked perfectly for my Corsair H50 and my TRUE.
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allright thanks everyone i will do that!
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Good Luck wink.gif
Edit: Once dry, clean the base is alcohol rub to remove any dried water marks that are visible or not visible for that matter.
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post #7 of 8
Try dipping it in a vat of rubbing alcohol(91%) type. Itll remove the dust, plus evapourate quickly so it wont corrode. For my sinks I use this, or brake cleaner. Brake cleaner evapourates super quickly, and leaves nothing behind.
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post #8 of 8
It is hard to corrode aluminum with soap and water.
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