air clean nvidia geforce gtx 770 2048 mb?

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  1. pianoman88 macrumors regular

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    Just air-cleaned the interior of my 5,1 and am wondering if I need to do anything with the graphics card.
    What about the power supply (apart from blowing from outside of the case)?

    Thanks

    Richard
     
  2. JronMasteR macrumors 6502

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    Depends of how dusty it is. I cleaned out my GPU after 1 year of use. There was quite a lot of dust inside the cooler shroud. On the reference 770 you should be able to open up the shroud without removing the whole cooler from the card.
    I experienced about a 2° drop in temps after it was cleaned.

    About the PSU, you don't have to worry about. If you'd want to clean it, you have to remove it.

    Hope this helps
     
  3. Macschrauber macrumors member

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    Make sure the fans cant spin from the compressed air. They can be mechanically overloaded or could feed voltage back into the boards.
     
  4. OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a

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  5. orph macrumors 6502a

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    i gave my gpu a quick clean once or twice a year, the dust bugs me.
    think it helps.

    OS6-OSX do i see an extra fan ^^
     
  6. OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a

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    Yep! That Vantec sits inside to blow across the PCIe cards to keep them and the overall temp down! :cool:
     

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