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heatsink cleaning help?

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so my old pent d 805 runs at 50c idle, up to 65 gaming, so im going to clean it. i can see the dust caked on the hs. can i use a qtip to wipe the dust off? swiffer mabey?
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Compressed air will blow much of it of. If you remove it, you can really clean it up. Take the fan off and wash it in the sink if need be. Replacing the tim will help temps as well, so I say take it off and give it a good cleaning, replace tim and enjoy your new cooler temps.
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thanks now i overclocked it to 2.85ghz and 15 mins of occt3 brings a
max of 50c. before it was 60 with no oc and 6 mins of occt. i just "dusted" the heatsink i will buy a hyper 212 and that should drop it more
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