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Cleaning GPU?

post #1 of 7
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issue here:



Hey all, this dust build up on the heatsink of my VisionTek R9 290x is super annoying and i cant find a good way to clean it. Afraid of using compressed air at point blank at a weird angle because sometimes i see like some frosty weird stuff coming out of compressed air cans, dont want to damage anything sensitive. Might buy one of those super powerful electric duster/blowers for computers... any suggestions on this though?
post #2 of 7
Manually taking the gpu heat sink appart, cleaning it up then reapplying new thermal paste is the best solution I reckon
post #3 of 7
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if i could just take the fans off it woul dbe so easy to do some minimal cleaning
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http://www.overclock.net/image/id/12188288
You can use the small size screw driver, then if you undo the screws the fan will come off, and if you go to the back of the card and screw about 4 screws off then the whole metal cooler will come off

Becarefull with the fans so you don't break the cable
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Originally Posted by Iwamotto Tetsuz View Post

http://www.overclock.net/image/id/12188288
You can use the small size screw driver, then if you undo the screws the fan will come off, and if you go to the back of the card and screw about 4 screws off then the whole metal cooler will come off

Becarefull with the fans so you don't break the cable

last time i tried to take out the GPU i couldnt, I unscrewed the PCI slot screws, but couldnt pop out the Levers that hold the other end of the card in, felt like i was gonna break the clip, or break the motherboard. so i just gave up
post #6 of 7
I think the gpu is connected to one or two screws onto the computer case that locks the gpu in place, then you have another leaver on the motherbord,
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WESTERN DIGITAL 250 M.2 2280 WINDOWS 10 64 CORSAIR SF600 LIAN LI PC-O10 
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