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09 Nov 2014   #821
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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So, today I decided to do some digging and see why the CPU cooler in my AMD system has been getting so noisy the last while, the fan has been going crazy for some reason.

The problem, as it turns out, was a year's worth of dust build up..

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To be honest, stripping and cleaning this CNPS9700 wasn't half as difficult as I expected, those screws are tiny.. But it came apart real easy and went back together again with hardly any trouble at all.
I don't mean to be disrespectful or anything but for me it looks very hilarious to be a guru in computing but have that dump of dust in the computer.
Out of sight, out of mind? Distracted by other projects or life in general? Keep in mind that even the most knowledgeable gurus are going to have some gaps in their knowledge.

Edit: Oopsie! Andre and I posted around the same time.


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09 Nov 2014   #822
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

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Out of sight, out of mind? Distracted by other projects or life in general?
Much like that, yeah.. I'll admit I am somewhat embarrassed by the fact that I let it get this bad, but I guess posts like that also serve as a general reminder of PC cleaning. Pretty sure many of you sneaked a peak at own your air coolers after seeing that.
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09 Nov 2014   #823
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BorisTheAnimal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZaLiTH View Post
So, today I decided to do some digging and see why the CPU cooler in my AMD system has been getting so noisy the last while, the fan has been going crazy for some reason.

The problem, as it turns out, was a year's worth of dust build up..

Attachment 339784

To be honest, stripping and cleaning this CNPS9700 wasn't half as difficult as I expected, those screws are tiny.. But it came apart real easy and went back together again with hardly any trouble at all.
I don't mean to be disrespectful or anything but for me it looks very hilarious to be a guru in computing but have that dump of dust in the computer.
Out of sight, out of mind? Distracted by other projects or life in general? Keep in mind that even the most knowledgeable gurus are going to have some gaps in their knowledge.

Edit: Oopsie! Andre and I posted around the same time.
Hey, I'm not saying that we all are perfect, my point of view is that we are all bound to make a small mistake sooner or later because I think that it is what makes us human. Otherwise we would be like a robot or an AI.
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10 Nov 2014   #824
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

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Out of sight, out of mind? Distracted by other projects or life in general?
Much like that, yeah.. I'll admit I am somewhat embarrassed by the fact that I let it get this bad, but I guess posts like that also serve as a general reminder of PC cleaning. Pretty sure many of you sneaked a peak at own your air coolers after seeing that.
I think i should be under treatment, actually. I'm one that like it tidy!

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Step 1: Stop the obsessive cleaning in its tracks by relaxing first
Any form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) thrives on stress and anxiety. The activity is carried out as an unconscious attempt at assuaging stress. Perhaps there's a superstitious sense that "if only I can clean enough, I can avert disaster or make things better!"And sometimes the cleaning itself may serve the purpose of exhausting the person into a state of much-longed-for peace of mind and body. But there are easier ways to relax.Shirley recounted how she'd spend the whole day cleaning their two-bedroom home whilst her husband was at work. Eight hours of furiously cleaning an already spotless house. Finishing, then starting over, again and again; seeking a perfection that was never found.During our first session together, I told her on no account must she clean any less yet; but I did teach her to relax. She told me she couldn't recall the last time she'd felt so rested. I gave her a relaxation CD to listen to and told her to do this before she started cleaning in the morning. And you know what?It got her feeling so relaxed at the start of the day, she found herself feeling less like frantically cleaning. She still cleaned, but the intensity and need to do it had been discharged, to some extent, through relaxing first.You'll find a free bit of audio later in this article which you can use to get a taster of this kind of relaxation. So relax before you clean.
Step 2: Break up the obsessive routine
With drawing from obsessive cleaning needs to be done in a way not completely dissimilar to withdrawing from a drug habit: bit by bit. Stopping cold can feel too overwhelming (and, after all, some cleaning is desirable!). Shirley was breaking her obsessive pattern by relaxing deeply before she got going on it.Next I suggested that she start cleaning twenty minutes later than usual. Then the order in which she cleaned changed. I even suggested hypnotically that sometimes she'd forget to clean something altogether, remember later, and then decide just to leave it for the next day. She felt an almost delicious thrill of naughty delight when she later described this.So very gradually, we just started to play around with the old pattern. Playing around in the way you might play with a tight knot until you find it loosening, gaining slack.Think about how you can just get a little more creative with your cleaning habit. Changing the order or the time you do it, gently starting to loosen its grip.
Step 3: Look at your wider life
Obsessive cleaning may be symptomatic of wider anxieties. Once these anxieties are 'put to bed', the obsessive cleaning may diminish through lack of 'fuel'.Shirley described a marriage as devoid of life or warmth as an icy tundra. Her husband, it seemed, didn't want to talk to her or even appreciate her in any way. He'd constantly criticize her. She, in turn, found herself wanting to please and appease him, constantly treading on perfectly polished eggshells.We worked on helping Shirley improve her assertiveness and speak to her husband more openly about what she needed from him. As a result, she felt less inclined to clean compulsively. He began to talk to her, to suggest they go out - things started to move in a direction that would meet her (and his) real life needs.Are there wider anxieties you suspect may be powering your obsessive cleaning? If so, you may find other articles on this site useful.
Step 4: Do you have a fear of contamination?
Sometimes obsessive cleaning is carried out as an attempt at assuaging fear of contamination, but the feeling is that no matter how much you vacuum, polish, and scrub, there is still 'dirt' somewhere, even if you can't see it - the invisible, all-pervading 'enemy'.I don't want to be too symbolic (and 'psycho-babbleish') about it, but we could view Shirley as desperately trying to scrub clean a marriage that wasn't working. The trouble was, because she was trying to mend something by focusing in the wrong place, nothing could ever be clean enough.If you feel obsessive cleaning is wholly or partly maintained through a fear of contamination, it might be a great idea to seek help from a solution-focused therapist skilled in the use of therapeutic hypnosis who'll help you overcome this fixation.
Step 5: Focus on what you are really afraid of
What really drives you to clean obsessively? Sure, it might be a fear of contamination, a sense of wanting to make an 'impossibly perfect home'. But let's go a little deeper.Think for a moment; now strongly imagine (close your eyes if it helps) not cleaning. Perhaps even just for a day. Seriously think about the reality of not cleaning. What does it feel like? If it makes you feel a little anxious, then anxiety is driving the obsessive cleaning. When the anxiety diminishes, you take back the reins and begin to dictate when and where you clean. Once you feel calm with the thought of not cleaning so much, you've taken many steps along the road to recovery.Really get into the habit of focusing deep within your mind on not cleaning and feeling relaxed about that -
Of course you need to clean a bit, but you also need a life. By starting to relax with not always cleaning, you'll relinquish time in which to build opportunity for real satisfactions...
Step 6: Get yourself a life
Shirley started to clean less, bit by bit clawing back her life, slowly at first, then finding herself starting to use the freed up time constructively until it felt natural to clean five times a week, then three times, and then just once. Her husband was unsettled; the system was changing. But he coped. As I said, he made efforts to build up a life with his wife. They started doing things together. She needed other stuff to do. She did a course, got a job, and met new friends.She still took pride in her house, but as she told me, "I have a life now, not just a cleaning schedule. If there's a sock lying around or the carpet needs vacuuming, it can wait until I've finished doing something more interesting. And who wants people to have nothing more to say at their funeral than: 'She kept a wonderful home; she polished well!'"Getting over compulsive cleaning doesn't happen overnight (although it can do, on occasion). But when you find the doorway out of the compulsion (which is closer than you think), you'll always be pleased you did. SOURCE
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13 Nov 2014   #825
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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Did you see mine lol, if it can withstand 15G's why not abuse it.
Haha, link me to the picture?
http://i.imgur.com/Yn0yMto.jpg
cables saying to the SSD... hey just hang in there

@ rest of the posters

Impressive Rigs Everyone!
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13 Nov 2014   #826
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A little Velcro has got to be better than cable hanging.
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13 Nov 2014   #827
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

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A little Velcro has got to be better than cable hanging.
I was just thinking the same thing.. Looks like there's a nice little gap towards the back just below the CPU backplate cut out begging to be used.
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13 Nov 2014   #828
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Velcro dots is what I've used or you can even use blue tack or the like.
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13 Nov 2014   #829
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I fixed my SSD with Velcro but I put it out front as a feature.


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13 Nov 2014   #830
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Very nice, I'm seeing lots of rigs with one or even banks of ssd featured.
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