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My evga p55 was sent in for a rma so the cpu i7 860 was keep out and now somehow got dirty( it was kept in a clean box) on the pin side help!
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Compressed air and pour small amounts of alcohol over the pins. repeat until clean. Don't use any cloth or fiber/paper/tissues. These will snag on the pins and rip them off.
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5 seconds too late listen to previous poster...
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Alcohol wipes... easiest but smells...
EDIT... Intel has it so the pins are on the mobo so ull be fine with alcohol wipes
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Quote:
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Alcohol wipes... easiest but smells...
EDIT... Intel has it so the pins are on the mobo so ull be fine with alcohol wipes
NONONONO

The pin side is dirty, just use rubbing alcohol and keep pouring it over the cpu.

Also, it smells great, but I also love the smell of exhaust and my gas in my ATV lol
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Oh snap... ur right... DISREGARD MY POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... not used to intel...
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Alcohol wipes... easiest but smells...
EDIT... Intel has it so the pins are on the mobo so ull be fine with alcohol wipes
Baby wipes work too. Have tons of those around my house.
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Alcohol wipes... easiest but smells...
EDIT... Intel has it so the pins are on the mobo so ull be fine with alcohol wipes
I wouldn't touch the connection side of a cpu ever with anything.....
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post #9 of 13
don't touch pin sides...just pour alcohol and blow air on it.....
post #10 of 13
soft or medium tooth brush and alcohol. Be very gentle. With this method you can get down into the very small corners and wont leave any accidental lint behind. Works great for cleaning up a messy tim installation too.
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