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Old 19-09-2010, 10:33 PM   #16
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put piece of aluminum foil and put detergent again. this time 1/4 scope.

i dont understand this part, why do u need to put aluminum foil? for
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put piece of aluminum foil and put detergent again. this time 1/4 scope.

i dont understand this part, why do u need to put aluminum foil? for
The aluminiumn foil is to transfer part of it's shiny surface to the HS....
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Old 19-09-2010, 10:40 PM   #18
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Theoretically yes.. it does coat but is harmless coat lol.. before you throw the aluminum, you will notice that it's not as shining, infact is abit greyish.. the shine goes to whatever that's aluminum



I have tired on nickel black.. it ends up turning brown intead of black.. but without the use of aluminum foil..
Try on Noctua's nickel plated hsf??


Hope won't turn brown or what..
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Old 19-09-2010, 11:20 PM   #19
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very informative post. But what with we use coke after the whole cleaning process is completed? Will coke (being acidic) be able to restore more shine to the HS on top of the aluminium foil treatment earlier?
maybe should do this step without the last step of putting it to hotwater, detergent and aluminum foil..

the way I see it will be clean off the dirt first.. then follow by using coke.. maybe that will bring back the shine, but I wont advise to do it on nickel black. also side effect.. if this process that we keep doing it.. i affraid it might just bite off more metal, ended up with pot holes on the fins.. lol
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Old 19-09-2010, 11:46 PM   #20
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very very nice guide bro. imo tis shud be a sticky lawl!
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Old 19-09-2010, 11:56 PM   #21
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this is cool~
thank you for sharing kleozy

will be useful for bros, who wanna clean their hs.
for some hs at least.
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Old 20-09-2010, 12:16 AM   #22
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nice guide, possible to get a sticky for this??
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Old 20-09-2010, 01:15 AM   #23
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Sticky pls, a really useful yet simple guide to clean heatsink.
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Old 20-09-2010, 01:17 AM   #24
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I have a feeling it will get a sticky in "Hardware Clinic Knowledge Base" at most... XD

probably after a week o.o
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Old 20-09-2010, 01:51 AM   #25
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nw with tis guide im prolly goina clean the hsf..aft 3 mths ba..n finally save money from buying compressed air Lulx.
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Old 20-09-2010, 06:40 AM   #26
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awesome

coming weekend gona try on my noctua, last i clean it 1 year ago if i remember
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Old 20-09-2010, 08:17 AM   #27
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this thread shld move to Hardware Clinic Knowledge Base
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Old 20-09-2010, 09:23 AM   #28
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Thanks KleoZy for this wonderful guide.

Well deserve a place in our treasure cove, thread moved to Knowledge Base.
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maybe should do this step without the last step of putting it to hotwater, detergent and aluminum foil..

the way I see it will be clean off the dirt first.. then follow by using coke.. maybe that will bring back the shine, but I wont advise to do it on nickel black. also side effect.. if this process that we keep doing it.. i affraid it might just bite off more metal, ended up with pot holes on the fins.. lol
Yes.. I did some digging and aluminum + coke + copper mix can produce small amount of voltage...
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Old 20-09-2010, 07:39 PM   #30
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nice and detailed info.

thks, KleoZy.

btw, if the heat pipes are copper or copper coated, this method still workable?
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