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Cleaning Radiators, finned CPU coolers & insides of PCs


taz4950

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Pursuant to my response to "how often for cleaning my H100", I forgot to mention to always be very careful about static accumulation while using any kind of forced air (canned air, CO2 or reversed vacuums or shop vacs, anything). Air, like any other fluid , generates static electricity as it flows. Be sure to ground yourself while doing anything with forced air in or around your PC. A build up large enough for you to feel will kill your CPU! I always use a grounding strap on my wrist to a bare metal point of the case frame. A small accumulation can have the potential of upwards of 50,000 volts DC. Having been knocked off my feet twice in my life by a DC static shock, if static electricity can do that, it will kill your PC if you are not careful.
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