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Dunking an NH-D14 into a bucket filled with water and isopropyl alcohol for a minute

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Bad idea?
Or are there other ways to safely remove odours from heatsinks? This is honestly all I can think of
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Just wondering, what type of odors are you getting out of your heatsinks?
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It's pretty funky... smokey.... I've come to conclude it's the packaging the heatsink was sent in, likely those little styrofoam pieces or an odour in the bubble wrap - both smell worse. It's actually pretty strong, I'm fairly concerned about the odour spreading through my house with the comp on and fans blowing through it
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Just wondering, what type of odors are you getting out of your heatsinks?
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its alcohol on metal, i dunno if it will make the smell go away but id say give it a shot. maybe febreeze it
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It's nickel plated. You're good. Heatpipes are sealed, fins will evaporate the water off.
    
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i think no, it will corrode
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I'm kind of worried about using febreeze.... how quickly does it dry? Does it have any static cling of sorts to it?
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Ah, I was expecting something like pet hair or whatnot heh. I have a 5+ year old AMD Shuttle comp my dad uses in his garage and I haven't cleaned it out in years but it doesn't do heavy workloads, just general browsing and watching videos. But he smokes all the time and one day I expect it to reek of tobacco and yellow/brown colored dust all over when I decide to clean up the insides. Wish I can help you with your problem though, maybe an alcohol bath would help, but I have no clue.

It is nickel plated, but I don't know the corrosion rate on it. At least it doesn't corrode as fast as copper.
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post #10 of 42
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Now that I think of it, it does seem to smell like pet hair... though I don't see any visible on the cooler itself. Must be the bubble wrap or the packaging...

Perhaps I'll just throw it in and in case the odour spreads into the room, I'll just febreeze the entire room then
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