Discussion in 'Troubleshooting Help' started by Nitro_123, Apr 11, 2020.
Could just use metho.
I personally wouldn't use metho as it's a bit of an unknown as to what is added to the ethanol other than methanol. Can have MEK, acetone and other shit in it. Might be OK but might not.
Pure (well as pure as you can get) IPA is the go. I have submerged entire smartphones in it and resurrected from water damage without damaging any components. I'm like that dud in my big fat greek wedding with his Windex. It goes on everything !!!!!!! Well it used to, now I use my last litre as liquid gold
Bad luck, in 23 years I've only had a I think a i7-930 becoming a bid dodgy but pretty sure was from me overclocking it hard and then last year my 4690k fully died and motherboard showed cpu error light. The 4690k was a surprise as I only had a mild overclock on it but ow well 5 years use so felt like I got my money out of it.
anyone used this stuff? had my eye on it for a while (i mean ages) but never tried it. will it ruin my motherboard ?
i have a couple of small bottles of iso p. but apart from cleaning off some gunk and grime i dont see much point to it. it wont magically fix a bad solder or connection.
Should be safe to use, as that's what it's designed to be used on, just make sure to let evaporate fully before using components.
i suppose it might clean some socket contact points that may have become grimed up or something....ie bad contacts that are friction-fit type.
I have isopropyl alcohol from Bunnings, might give that a shot with a toothbrush. I can't comprehend how dust and stuff could get into a closed socket with a heatsink on top, but then again my PC randomly stopped working so who am I to assume
It's bloody unlikely honestly but worth a go. My days of testing defied logic and eventually when I saw what looked like bent pins (oddly reflected light) but the pins weren't bent I gave it a clean. I assume it was paste but was very small. Was blown away when it fired up straight away. It had actually worked for about 2 weeks before this happened so must have JUST moved into the wrong spot.
Hey everyone, thanks for all the advice. I did try the ISO trick as well, didn't work sadly.
I bought a replacement CPU and everything instantly worked just fine. Thanks for all the advice!
interesting. glad you sorted it.
Did you RMA the faulty CPU?
Yes I did, still in RMA. That reminds me, I should email them