Originally Posted by Ozzy210
yes can of compressed air, but do u know how hard to clean the zalman just with air? when it has ALOT of dust? it gets inbetween the lets call em walls :S and it stays there no matter how much air :S
Second question: My 8800 is hot as hell, and im wondering the best way to clean it?
Quick Tips: Q-tips, Canned Air, Regular Maintenance.
Ozzy, I have a similar issue as yours (similar system, as well). I've found that regular maintenance helps. You don't have to go crazy weekly, but once a month or so, you can disconnect your PC, take the tower outside, and can-air the hell outta it. After all, you DID pay big bucks for a nice system, might as well not let it collect dust (pun intended).
For that hard-to-reach stuff (fins on Zalman heat sink) you can use Q-tips to break up the dust, then can-air the rest of it. The only time I saw a dramatic case of dust was in my friends (probably not cleaned in over 3-4 years) PC.
Removed the CPU heat sink.. Literally CAKED with dust. His temps in his poor computer were reaching nearly 80Â°.... CELSIUS hot damn.
Anyway - you should be fine with that. (Once more, remember the money spent on your investment)