After 6 months I opened up my case and gave it a clean...

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  1. DDsD

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    And look at that sexy insulating layer on my PAL8045 Heatsink :lol:

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    Unfortunately i didn't grab before/after temps, because the reason the pc was dissasembled was because i had some corrupt .sys files i was fixing.. so i figured id give it a clean while i was there.. boy did it need it :thumbup:

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  2. mute

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    Its good to give your case a good clean every now and then :)

    I used to have my PC on the floor (carpet) and it got dusty really quick. Now it's on my desk and all good.

    Another PC i have here which is a Celery 433 kept on giving off an alarm for CPU over temp protect. It was 80 degrees!

    Took off the CPU and gave the HSF a clean, now its down to around 40!
     
  3. Lulu

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    Why do you that of the case to fix software?
     
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    Since you asked..

    I had a corrupt Mup.sys file in my Xp install, which made it so that i was unable to boot into windows in any mode (or even get to a dos prompt) this, which was then exacerbated by the inability of the WinXP cd to repair the file using auto-repair (the installer just hung after loading the scsi drivers) meant that there was no way to get access to the hard drive without taking it out of the system and putting it in another..

    So the case opens up.. Hard drive comes out, goes into my external USB HDD case.. which was then plugged into my laptop and i copied a good version of the file over the corrupt one.. fixing the problem..
     
  5. Deeman

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    That looks like my old rig - you do realise you're supposed to have the fan on the PAL8045 blowing upwards? Mine used to get dusty, but only on the outer edges of the sink...
     
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    Yeah, i *used* to change the fan direction every month or two, to blow out, and suck out the dust which would inevitably gets trapped, Just this time.. it took alot longer to change than usual. Iirc the difference between sucking and blowing was about 5% Alpha has some thermal tests which illustrate in pdf format showing the difference on their site somewhere..
     
  7. MyDixiesNormous

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    Just goes to show you how much of the surface area is exposed to the fan/
     
  8. bsbozzy

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    I have to clean my slk900a every month or 2, exactly the same as that, dust layers
     
  9. hoopstar

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    Even more disgusting when you realise that 95% of dust consists of dead human skin.. :tongue:
     
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  10. Deeman

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    Skin?

    From dead humans?


    :sick:
     
  11. banshee

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    Dead skin, from LIVE humans... YOU! :wired:

    I think some research found that by the time a mattress was 10 years old, 70% of it's weight is dead skin that flakes off as you sleep. Dustmites just LOVE the smogasboard. :D
     
  12. Reaper

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    Aye laddy. Ye've got zombies for sure. I'd be putting a passwerd onto yer computer so as they cannae get excited by online videos of mummies undoing their wrappings.
     
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    An appropriate comment from the 'Reaper'! hehehe.
    :weirdo:
     
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  14. stroggos2k

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    I noticed the same thing when I had my Alpha, the best way to clean it was to simply wash it in hot water, bye bye dust!
     
  15. Deeman

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    That was what i did too.

    They stay warm for aaages too!
     
  16. stroggos2k

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    Yeah I only replaced my 8045 because the mounting nuts decided to thread themselves after a whole lot of remounts due to cleaning.
     
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    Heh, attack of the killer dust bunnies. As somebody else said, I chuck all my heat sinks into a tub of lukewarm water with morning fresh and go scrubadub. That is when I remember to. Heatsink cleaning is kinda like cleaning your pool - you can't be bothered with it until its too late and some monster composed wholy of some sort of blue green algal bloom is eating your neighbors cat.....or something to that effect. Its a crap job, but somebody has to do it, I wish we had Mexicans here.
     
  18. The Beast

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    Yeah works for my 8045 too, but the motherboard and CPU take AGES to dry.
     
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    comments like that are sure to confuse people who arn't quite familiar with the whole troubleshooting process
     
  20. stroggos2k

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    Good one :lol:
     

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