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Old 05-12-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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Hello, while I was away from home a friend of mine got rid of all the dust in my computer. He told me he used a wet piece of paper and used that to clean my GPU. Everything is still working, but I'm a little worried if it could have damaged my GPU. Am I safe or should I prepare myself for the death of my video card?

EDIT: He cleaned the chips with the piece of paper too.
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As a rule, I would keep anything that is even slightly moist as far away from the guts of my computer as possible.
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As a rule, I would keep anything that is even slightly moist as far away from the guts of my computer as possible.
So, I'm basically screwed?
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If everything works fine, you got lucky.
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Obviously he meant well but had no clue. If your case has a place for a padlock I'd put a small luggage lock on it. Next time you might not be so lucky.
Canned air and a small horse hair brush is all that gets in mine.
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You should be ok. If your GPU was damaged by the moisture, you'd know it by now.
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A wetpiece of paper? I don't mean to be rude but does your friend have any real knowledge of PCs?

As seti said, a can of air and a horsebrush is all that is needed.

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