May I ask how you got fingerprints on the CPU inside the notebook?Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02
This has nothing to do with my carputer but i was wondering if i can clean a processor. My notebook has been overheating and i think its as a result of fingerprints on the cpu. Can i clean it with rubbin alcohol or will that ruin it? Thanks.
By not wearing gloves?Originally Posted by 0l33l
Basically he says that he opened up his notebook (laptop) and touched his CPU. I just find that weird.Originally Posted by Laidback
Anyway, he would need to clean the CPU and the heatsink with rubbing alcohol and then apply some thermal paste (arctic silver) very conservitavely (the less the better).
Hey, people have different needs!Originally Posted by 0l33l
Sounds like you got more problems that just an overheating CPU if you got fingerprints on your CPU.
Hmmmm, well you can clean electric components with WATER as long as its either DISTILLED. Cuz water doesnt short out stuff, water with salts in it does, soooooo blech.
You can wet down circuits all you want, as long as its not powered on and dry when you do turn it on.
Not useful i know but useful to know.
Alkeeehol is good too i guess. But you shouldnt be cleaning circuitry anyway, just dusting it is fine.
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Like what?? What have you people got against people touching their cpu's - it's not against the law!Originally Posted by sdashiki
lol @ jokes. Nah something is overheating and has been for the last month or so. I get random crashes and the like when the computer has been in use. I'm in the midst of determining what it is exactly, but as for temp fixes ive been removing my heatsink and cooling it. That works everytime but overtime the cpu has received some fingerprints. I actually had this problem before and ended up replacing a mobo/processor because of it (damn dell laptops!) I'm open to any ideas of what may be causing the overheat but i know the processor needs cleaned in the meantime.