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How do you get rid of the dust on the gpu ? I have just noticed lots of dust on the fan and stuff but can't clean it right. I got rid of some with cotton swabs but there is so much you can do .I thought of compressed air but wouldn't want to screw things up.ThanksVic

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How do you get rid of the dust on the gpu ? I have just noticed lots of dust on the fan and stuff but can't clean it right. I got rid of some with cotton swabs but there is so much you can do .I thought of compressed air but wouldn't want to screw things up.ThanksVic
I often use a long-haired soft paintbrush and vacuum-cleaner to get at the dust. Just keep the vacuum-cleaner some distance away from the circuitry, because there can be some static electric build up in the hose.

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Dust will more than likely be found in the heat sink as well, so you should concider compressed air. I think it's a very carefull way to clean electronics. I fit a narrow tip onto my compressor, so it'll reach in, and I have the vac.cleaner running nearby to remove the dust from the room completely. Bjorn

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I use compressed air...recommend no more than 40 PSI, and keep the nozzle a minimum of 3-4 inches away from the board. If it's very dry (less than 20% relative humidity) be careful to use short bursts, as a prolonged blast of very dry air can induce static charges.

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I managed to clean the fan just fine.now the sim seems smoother especially on final approach to airports like eham (it was stutterville before the cleaning ). I still get stutters when overflying the amsterdam area but not as bad.Thanks for the tips folks.Vic

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