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Suggestions how to clean this radiator
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Suggestions how to clean this radiator
The radiator is CM Hyper T4 and for the moment it's ok but the dust is slowly gathering and at some point it will start heating up my CPU instead of cooling it. I tried using a soft hair paint brush but it's no good - there's no paint brush with that long hair; the dust is between the plates and is unreachable. I also tried with a vacuum cleaner but it was no good either - the dust won't move at all. I ran out of ideas what to try to get the dust ouf there.

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#2
RE: Suggestions how to clean this radiator
Buy a can of air. Try that.
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#3
RE: Suggestions how to clean this radiator
Compessed air.
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#4
RE: Suggestions how to clean this radiator
A can of compressed air.

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#5
RE: Suggestions how to clean this radiator
Nice joke. But a can of air will be as helpful as a can of coke. And while I can drink the coke, I can't neither drink the air or use it to get the dust out of there. I'm asking serious, btw. I would take a picture of the radiator but my phone's camera isn't sensitive enough to capture the dust balls between the plates.
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#6
RE: Suggestions how to clean this radiator
Oh, and a set of feeler gauges should have at least one that will fit between the vanes, so you can poke out the junk.
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#7
RE: Suggestions how to clean this radiator
We are being serious. Compressed cans of air come with little straws that you can use to get into small spaces. They work great on things like for what you need.
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#8
RE: Suggestions how to clean this radiator
Sledgehammer.
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#9
RE: Suggestions how to clean this radiator
Former PC technician here.

Try compressed air (w/straw) first. If that doesn't work, an appropriately sized feeler gauge is your next step.

If neither works, toss it and get a new one.
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RE: Suggestions how to clean this radiator
(27th October 2016, 11:02)Atheist_BG Wrote: The radiator is CM Hyper T4 and for the moment it's ok but the dust is slowly gathering and at some point it will start heating up my CPU instead of cooling it. I tried using a soft hair paint brush but it's no good - there's no paint brush with that long hair; the dust is between the plates and is unreachable. I also tried with a vacuum cleaner but it was no good either - the dust won't move at all. I ran out of ideas what to try to get the dust ouf there.

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Shoot it. Isnt that the all purpose American answer.
Opinions are like arseholes.
Once somethings firmly in there its very hard to dislodge.





 








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