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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:31 AM
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Yikes, Your heatsink looks like it's coated in dust!

Don't worry about trying to tighten it up, It probably is ok. Just need to clean out the dust.
Yeh its all dusty, my comp sounds a bit less louder than before, but there are still some dusty parts in there, what should i do about the bits that can't be dusted away, but have to be wiped clean?
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:38 AM
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Is your 6200 onboard or a PCI-E?

Either way, 40C is more than cool enough.

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Yeh its all dusty, my comp sounds a bit less louder than before, but there are still some dusty parts in there, what should i do about the bits that can't be dusted away, but have to be wiped clean?
Easiest way, I usually remove the heatsink from the PC and get a vacuum cleaner to clean out the heatsink.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 10:59 AM
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Is your 6200 onboard or a PCI-E?

Either way, 40C is more than cool enough.



Easiest way, I usually remove the heatsink from the PC and get a vacuum cleaner to clean out the heatsink.
My mobo is agpx8 i have no PCI-e only 4PCI but 1 being currently used.
How do u remove the heatsink?
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 11:04 AM
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If i havent posted it yet heres my mobo layout
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 11:08 AM
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My mobo is agpx8 i have no PCI-e only 4PCI but 1 being currently used.
How do u remove the heatsink?
Alright think It's time I call it a day. Not sure why I asked that..

Heatsink just needs to be unscrewed (4 screws), And then wiggled off. Though, before you put it back on it's Highly Recommended to reapply a layer of thermal compound. So before you try removnig it, Make sure you have some spare, or go buy a tube of Arctic silver.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 11:17 AM
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Alright think It's time I call it a day. Not sure why I asked that..

Heatsink just needs to be unscrewed (4 screws), And then wiggled off. Though, before you put it back on it's Highly Recommended to reapply a layer of thermal compound. So before you try removnig it, Make sure you have some spare, or go buy a tube of Arctic silver.
Too complicated, too much hassle, i think i'll just spray the rest of the dust off, also umm how would i get rid of the dust that won't come off when i use the air can.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 09:54 PM
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If you mean on the heatsink, You will need to pull it out to more thoroughly clean it using a vacuum cleaner or something (since it's NOT safe to use it in the PC).
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 12:34 AM
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no i do not mean the heatsink i mean the rest of the computer, do i wipe it off?
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Old June 3rd, 2007, 01:39 AM
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