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I've always used an eraser, never had a reason to use anything else, works great, and also gives it that shine that nothing else can by removing all of the oxidisation thumb.gif
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Is this ram issue the one with your current ASrock board?
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Eraser off a good no. 2 pencil or one of those drawing white block erasers will do the trick every time. thumb.gif

Squishy soft erasers though; some cheap, old, hard, no. 2 pencil erasers make things worse. lol

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Noviets View Post

I've always used an eraser, never had a reason to use anything else, works great, and also gives it that shine that nothing else can by removing all of the oxidisation thumb.gif


I am referring to the actual memory slot not the memory.
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Originally Posted by benjamen50 View Post

Is this ram issue the one with your current ASrock board?

Yes.
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Originally Posted by timisyourfriend View Post

Eraser off a good no. 2 pencil or one of those drawing white block erasers will do the trick every time. thumb.gif

Squishy soft erasers though; some cheap, old, hard, no. 2 pencil erasers make things worse. lol

Cheers


I was referring the memory slot not the memory module.
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post #15 of 23
di-electric grease... non conductive/corrosive and should create a vapor seal by applying after installing the ram . The only thing I can think of that will actually prevent it from happening again and I've used to to clean contacts on solenoids before albeit they weren't gold...
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Just be sure the ingredients don't contain acetone and it should be OK.

Why no acetone? I have used that before to clean a CPU to get nail polish off. No harm done and it doesnt even look like it eats into anything. I assumed acetone was standard to use as cleaner since that is how you normally remove nail polish.
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Why no acetone? I have used that before to clean a CPU to get nail polish off. No harm done and it doesnt even look like it eats into anything. I assumed acetone was standard to use as cleaner since that is how you normally remove nail polish.

The thing about acetone isn't the metal, it's the plastic parts. Acetone dissolves/destroys plastic and if you happen to get it where it doesn't need to be such as on the plastic part of a PCI-E slot, CPU cooler retaining collar, ect, you'll have problems.

Best not to risk it.
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CRC QD Contact Cleaner works incredibly well for cleaning anything off of electronics. I find it a benching necessity thumb.gif
Edited by 636cc of fury - 9/30/13 at 4:53pm
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CRC QD Contact Cleaner works incredibly well for cleaning anything off of electronics. I find it a benching necessity:thumb:

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post #20 of 23
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I was referring the memory slot not the memory module.

I use a cloth piece dipped in alcohol wrapped around a credit card.

Jam it a few times inside the socket, then jam it dry (with no alcohol), and you're set.
   
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