Giving your Mac a good clean

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Graeme43, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Graeme43 macrumors 6502a

    Graeme43

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    Hey guys :) I usually clean my Mac Pro every 6 months and its heat sinks are almost always blocked by the time I clean them! I use SMC fan control to turn my fans to 1000 rpm as it knocks temps down well :)

    I cleaned it out today and noticed my rear fan is really basically choked up but I can't get to clean it out without removing the heat sinks right? I have a march 2007 Mac Pro and I don't have the tools to remove the heat sinks so i cant get to clean the rear fan :( its almost got all holes blocked!!
    :confused::D
     
  2. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    +1
    I have that air cannister which i havent used maybe will try that.
    Just afraid ill blow something out of the case :)
     
  3. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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  4. Graeme43 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Graeme43

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    My north bridge, south bridge and front of cpu heat sinks was totally packed with dust!! I could put my fans to 2800rpm and hardly feel a draft from the rear :( it was shocking! but now it can breathe! :D
     
  5. goMac macrumors 603

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    I just take my Mac Pro out on my deck and hose it down.

    ...

    ....what?
     

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