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hey guys can i wash my h50 rad? ill let it dry of coarse!! lol
its just that i tried vacuming the little dust thats on the rad but i feel it needs a wash is that ok?
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hey guys can i wash my h50 rad? ill let it dry of coarse!! lol
its just that i tried vacuming the little dust thats on the rad but i feel it needs a wash is that ok?
Compressed air would be a better idea, I'd think.
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Compressed air would be a better idea, I'd think.
i tried the vacume but i can still see like a "light dust residue" and i thought that it would help temps to fully clean it.??
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i tried the vacume but i can still see like a "light dust residue" and i thought that it would help temps to fully clean it.??
if youre woried about getting water on your equipment, get some isopropyl alcohol. its like $3 at a place like walgreens. i got some at a dollar store. works well cleaning things inside the rig. if you wanna take the rad out,you could run a faucet over it as long as you let it dry. I use the alcohol myself though.

if your rad is really dusty, cleaning helps temps.

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cheers for the idea & welcome
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I used the same tim every time even when I reseated it 4 times prior to lapping it. It's the shin etsu and I put a bit on the middle spread it with my finger.
Hopefully you had a rubber glove or some other thing on your finger when spreading it. Just the oils on your fingers and interfere with the function of the TIM

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if youre woried about getting water on your equipment, get some isopropyl alcohol. its like $3 at a place like walgreens. i got some at a dollar store. works well cleaning things inside the rig. if you wanna take the rad out,you could run a faucet over it as long as you let it dry. I use the alcohol myself though.

if your rad is really dusty, cleaning helps temps.

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Make sure if you buy isopropyl alcohol that it is at least 90% alcohol don't buy the cheaper 75% or less cause the other %'s is water which you don't want. The 90%+ evaporates very quick while the 70%- won't.
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I'm using 50% by Vol Isopropyl. It's not an issue unless you're one of those plug-n-play guys that just has to have it immediately mounted to your system. Even when I'm in that mode I make certain to wipe off the surface with a lint free cloth and then hit it with some air. Works fine.

Normally I go for the higher grade stuff, but this is what my Mother bought when I asked her to pick some up for me when she went across the river on one of her shopping excursions and I was stuck up here. She dropped it off and left without giving me the receipt. At that point it's a done deal. I can make due til this is gone. Got just a bit under half a bottle. Didn't feel the need to open the can of Guilt worms that came with it, by complaining. I did that years ago when I told her no onions on my burger. OMG you would have thought I threatened suicide when I made the mistake of reminding her about it. I got the old "just pick them off" lecture, nvm that the burger still tastes of onions.

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Hopefully you had a rubber glove or some other thing on your finger when spreading it. Just the oils on your fingers and interfere with the function of the TIM



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I just replaced my Push/Pull Antec Tricools with S Flex F's and I"m getting a considerable whining noise from the pull fan.

If I put pressure around the "frame" of the fan with my hand the noise goes away mostly. If I stop the fan I can't hear it coming from the Push fan.

I tried to search around for this issue but didn't really find anything. I saw one thread (not OCN) where the grill was cut from the pull fan to alleviate the issue. Could it really be turbulence or is the fan just not mounted properly?
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Kind of on the topic of h50s,
last weekend i had the bright idea to try lapping for the first time. my cpu then h50. i ran out of mx-2 before putting the equipment back and decided to try mx-3 (for $5 more why not?). now i feel like i have higher temps than before by 2-4C. ive been reading around and people say that there is still a cure time for the mx-3 despite their claims of no cure time, so maybe i just need to give it some more time? also, i added another fan to the window so maybe i accidently screwed up the airflow in the case?

is this increase in temps normal for the first couple hours or did i royally f*** something up?
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There is a cure time...

How did you apply the TIM btw?
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