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Dust, the ultimate overclocking tool

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#1
.... so ya i cleaned out my rig, was a bit dusty so got in there and its lookin all nice now.. try to boot up and get bsod's.. drop the 24/7 stable clock 3.7ghz down to 3.6 and it boots no problem... what the f :banghead:
 

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Reseat your HS/F, seems like you may have knocked it a bit.
 
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my temps r still about the same tho?
 

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Never heard of that one before.... Didn't break a capacitor off did you? I can't think of anything other than heat. Or the odd chance that the dust was creating a pencil mod like effect.
 
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Check all your wires and make sure you didnt pull 1 loose.
 

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I have learned dust is semi-conductive (sadly) from experience. Don't let JC fool you, it could be a strange phenomenon. I have had dust make my capacitor explode... I did a controlled test on my breadboard... it was scary.
 

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#8
without knowing your dusting procedure, we're just guessing.

One common thing i see is people take the ram out to dust it, and then put them back in a different order. The order of ram sticks can easily affect OCability and stability.
 

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I have learned dust is semi-conductive (sadly) from experience. Don't let JC fool you, it could be a strange phenomenon. I have had dust make my capacitor explode... I did a controlled test on my breadboard... it was scary.
It would be strange, but possible. I agree that dust is semi conductive, it just MIGHT be possible that it was affecting something.
 
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#10
without knowing your dusting procedure, we're just guessing.

One common thing i see is people take the ram out to dust it, and then put them back in a different order. The order of ram sticks can easily affect OCability and stability.
nothing came out, just a little compressed air and wiping stuff like the gfx card down. It wasnt a major cleaning, just opened up the case cause i was gonna swap my dvd drive for a dvd burner, but lazyness got the best of me so it turned into a quick cleaning