1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

need help cleaning heatsink fins

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by KainXS, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. KainXS

    KainXS

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,600 (2.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    501
    I have had a folding pc running in my basement for about 4 months now so i thought I would go check it for dust and it was horrible, the heatsink fins were full of dust so i cleaned that all out but theirs still a thin film of dust and i can't get to it, the fins are too thin to stick anything in them, the heatsink is a gemenii, anyone got any ideas of how to get that dust out.
  2. Josh81

    Josh81 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    60 (0.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Location:
    North New Jersey
    you can't fit a q-tip in there?
  3. KainXS

    KainXS

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,600 (2.21/day)
    Thanks Received:
    501
    no, they don't fit
  4. alexp999

    alexp999 Staff

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,045 (3.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    862
    Location:
    Dorset, UK
    Can of air :)

    Best invention for cleaning a PC.
  5. suraswami

    suraswami

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Messages:
    6,109 (1.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    806
    Location:
    Republic of Asia (a.k.a Irvine), CA
    +1.

    Your PC is back to new. I do every 3 months to keep them happy.
  6. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,066 (2.86/day)
    Thanks Received:
    905
    [​IMG]

    use that :)
    Crunching for Team TPU
  7. Evo85

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    459 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    36
    Location:
    Indy, IN
    If you want something to brush deep into the fins, try either a paint brush or a womens make up brush. (Wife never figured out what happened to the one I "borrowed") :roll:

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page