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How often should I clean the H100 and how should I do it? Blow compressed air into it? Do I have to remove it from the case to clean it? If I remove it, do I have to reapply some thermal paste or can I just put it back on with the same used thermal paste?
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I don't clean mine very often. I do have dust filters on the fans, though. You should probably remove it and blow compressed air through it or just use a towel to get the dust off. And use new thermal paste, don't use the same thermal paste more than once.
 
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Originally Posted by vitality View Post

I don't clean mine very often. I do have dust filters on the fans, though. You should probably remove it and blow compressed air through it or just use a towel to get the dust off. And use new thermal paste, don't use the same thermal paste more than once.

^Yep, be careful with the fins on the radiator though. They can be bent easily if you aren't careful!
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