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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
My D14 came in a cardboard box. The whole thing is designed to be fully recyclable. No styrofoam.

Did a bird fly in your rig and poop on your D14?

I'd say dishwasher detergent, pre-dissolved. That stuff is designed not to leave marks. Air dry after rinse.
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I think I'm going to use pre-dissolved dishwasher detergent & water in a bucket. Only... what is pre-dissolved dishwasher detergent anyway? Not sure if have it
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get some lysol wipes or w.e disinfecting wipes you have around you and just run them through the fins - it's a lot safer than dipping it in the bucket LOL.
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I think I'm going to use pre-dissolved dishwasher detergent & water in a bucket. Only... what is pre-dissolved dishwasher detergent anyway? Not sure if have it
Dishwashing detergent for dishwashers comes in powder and liquid form. You can get it at Wal-Mart or your grocery store. If you go with powder, put it in near-boiling water and stir it until there are zero granules. If you go with liquid, just make sure it is evenly mixed with your hot water.
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I'm more worried about water going into the heat pipes.. but some people are saying its sealed so I dont know..
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I'm more worried about water going into the heat pipes.. but some people are saying its sealed so I dont know..
If the heatpipes weren't sealed they wouldn't work: they're vapor-proof and waterproof.
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post #28 of 42
Jus hang one of those car air fresheners in your case.

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post #29 of 42
Hot water and some dawn dish washing detergent and a tooth brush. And then compressed air or a hair dryer to evaporate the water out of it.
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Alright, just broke out the teapot and some liquid dishwasher detergent. Thanks everyone!
Smell isn't that strong anymore actually anyway
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