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Why was the card covered in vaseline?
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Why was the card covered in vaseline?
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Yes, sub zero cooled, so covered in vaseline to keep the snow & ice off the components.

For the chainsmokers who sit in front of the PC, washing it is an option, datavac & dusters don't clean that nastiness.
    
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Yes, sub zero cooled, so covered in vaseline to keep the snow & ice off the components.

For the chainsmokers who sit in front of the PC, washing it is an option, datavac & dusters don't clean that nastiness.

Having had to clean a smokers 460 before, this is very true, that tar wont move nearly as easy as dust.

Although for most rigs, compressed air (with a nozzle for the smaller parts) will work perfectly
    
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Yes, sub zero cooled, so covered in vaseline to keep the snow & ice off the components.

For the chainsmokers who sit in front of the PC, washing it is an option, datavac & dusters don't clean that nastiness.

Yeah compressed air gets the job done to a point but once it gets bad enough, well you need more drastic measures. Personally putting the card under a faucet is a bit to drastic so I usually take the card apart and just wash the heat sink it self and at the same time oil the fan bearing and change the TIM. After that the card is as good as new ... well almost at lest biggrin.gif

Also FYI I don't smoke and even so the crap still manages to build up given enough time wink.gif
    
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This is the way I usually clean a dusty card.
If really dirty soap & water in the sink works too, just have to make 100% sure it is completely dry before letting it get any power. Yes, I've done it to clean a card covered in vaseline.
Why was the card covered in vaseline?

To protect it from condensation while using sub zero cooling, like LN2
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I usually remove the shroud from the card, it; easy usually just four screws. Use compressed air, hold the fan with a finger from the hand I'm holding the card in. Use a smal sable bristle brush to remove tougher dirt and get whatever I amy have missed. As on posted said, warm soap and water will work for super nasty stuff or if you happen to spill a drink on your computer and manage to unplug it before it starts to fry. devil.gif Some people recommend an oven at very low heat after doing this or if you live in warmer climes you can sit the part out side on a sunny day for a few hours while you are cleaning the rest of the components and computer.
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