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I do that all the time, nothing wrong with that.

well the thing with that isn't so much an issue these days, but I have seen parts stop working afterwards, and its likely due to static electricity.
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I do that all the time, nothing wrong with that.

well the thing with that isn't so much an issue these days, but I have seen parts stop working afterwards, and its likely due to static electricity.

I normally rub my components dry with my wool jersey after giving them a good old scrub in the bath tub.
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That's interesting. I had my 970a-ud3 inside of my ol'ladys rig for a year or so and she smoked around it. Kind of tinted the white. Would be nice to clean it up. Maybe when I replace it with my current setup I'll give it a good cleaning to see how it comes out.

*As long as you're not running power through it and dry it off well you should be good. I'd use my DataVac to dry the thing off then let it sit for a few days.
     
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Nice man. Nothing like a good cleaning to get you feeling good about your stuff again.

And yea, a paint brush works cleaning all kinds of things. I use mine all the time to keep up with my electronics.

Good to know you got it all back together and I'm sure it's performing better because of it. thumb.gif

 

Thank you!

 

I'd guess the only things that might have been under-performing could have been my fans due to the extra weight on the blades, and that Push fan on my Thermaltake Frio due to the caked dust on the heatsink. Still, the feeling I have now is like the ultimate in Peace of Mind.

 

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That looks like what I wanted to do, but the dry time is far too long for me because I live at my computer. If only I didn't. Oh how I'd love knowing that my motherboard is truly brand-new clean. hehe :)

 

Fortunately, my motherboard looks brand new right now.

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I'd guess the only things that might have been under-performing could have been my fans due to the extra weight on the blades, and that Push fan on my Thermaltake Frio due to the caked dust on the heatsink. Still, the feeling I have now is like the ultimate in Peace of Mind.

Unless the humidity is excessive, I can completely dry a motherboard, or even a video card that has been submerged with the cooler still attached, in under an hour with a good blower and a hair dryer.
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Unless the humidity is excessive, I can completely dry a motherboard, or even a video card that has been submerged with the cooler still attached, in under an hour with a good blower and a hair dryer.

 

Hmm. That's good food for thought. If I ever decide to wash my stuff, I'll see about doing that. Thank you.

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