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Cleaning Out Ram Slots

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#1 NoviceTechie


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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:27 PM


I've read bout how people clean their motherboards. Some ppl actually submerge their motherboards in cleaning liquid. But I actually just wanted to clean out the RAM slots.

I wanted to see what you guys would suggest to cleaning them.

@tm I have jsut been using compressed air to clean debris, and isopropyl alcohol (99%) to clean the contacts on the memory modules, but can I use the same alcohol onto the contacts in the slots? I was a little hesitant to do that considered the ram slots are plastic.

What do you guys suggest?

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 01:18 AM

for my system, at most I use compressed air, normally, I actually rebuild my system every 6 months, remove everything blow it out, and put it back in, though thats a bit overkill, especially just for memory slots. I think I would simply remove the memory, blow the slots out using short controlled bursts from the air can, holding it to long can cause moisture build up which is bad, then simply clean the contact points of the memory off with a napkin or something similar. if its common dust, taht should more then do the trick, no need to dunk it in liquid (which is bad for it if the wrong liquid is used) or mess with alchohol solutions.

Edited by the_patriot09, 24 April 2010 - 01:18 AM.



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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:09 AM

Adding my two cents in here. :thumbsup:

I usually use a toothbrush when cleaning out a computer.

It helps remove embedded dust/lint form case fan blades and frames and it works wonders in safely removing dust from RAM slots as well.

Then I blow off everything with a can of compressed air.
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