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 Post subject: Cleaning TRUE?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:56 am 
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Recently opened my P182 for the first time in several years. Dirty doesn't begin to describe the fans! But there was a good deal of cruft on the fan side of the TRUE cooler, as well.

Google seems to think that cleaning the TRUE has never been discussed in this forum. So three questions:

1. Has anyone ever done it?
2. How?
3. Did it do any good?

Thanks in advance

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning TRUE?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:06 am 
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Hi, I have cleaned heatsinks many a time, whether it makes much difference is another matter, if it's really clogged with dust and fluff then it probably will help. It will look better after though.
My technique is to remove the heatsink from the computer and remove all fans etc so just bare metal part(s) and 'slosh' in sink of soapy water, just using ordinary dish washing liquid. It needed to get in the fins use a soft hand brush, the type used with a dustpan, go gently though. An old toothbrush can also be handy for tight areas, not just in heatsink but fans and other parts too I find.

Rinse out with clean water and then dry and reassemble

good luck,
Seb

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:19 am 
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I usually just remove the case sides, carry the case out on the balcony and then go crazy with a manual air pump.

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If the owner of the system is a smoker the dust is sometimes sticky and brownish, then dishwater is the only way.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning TRUE?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:25 am 
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number one tip i give to people with dust build up inside their PC;

desktops belong on the top of the desk.

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