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Just got RAM from an OCN member and it smells a bit like cigarettes and is slightly dirty. Was wondering what the best way to clean it is? Will of course test it in my machine to ensure it works and then clean it. Was thinking of using some alcohol but was wondering if I just soaked it in that for a minute or two would it damage anything?

Checked online for cleaning solutions and generally it just says use high grade rubbing alcohol.
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What ram is this?

If you're comfortable, i would remove the HS and rub with rubbing alcohol.
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Yeah, just try them first and rub the HS with rubbing alcohol at first, no need to remove the HS.

Only remove the HS if you think the smell is stuck on the inside.
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Alright figured as much. Will give them a quick cleaner later, isn't really that bad.
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Alright figured as much. Will give them a quick cleaner later, isn't really that bad.

Don't let them sit too long, you might get used to the smell and it will scare away all the chicks in your room.

No srsly, i'm fairly sure that if you have enough airflow, it will take care of the smell.
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Don't let them sit too long, you might get used to the smell and it will scare away all the chicks in your room.
No srsly, i'm fairly sure that if you have enough airflow, it will take care of the smell.

Even when I was a smoker, I couldn't stand the smell of a computer OF a smoker. (I never smoked near mine)
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