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Cleaning Out Ram Slots

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by NoviceTechie, Apr 24, 2010.

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  1. NoviceTechie

    NoviceTechie Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    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?
     
  2. oksteve

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    If in doubt,leave it out.
    Yes your right to ask about solvents and plastic. I'd contact the manufacturers for advise.
    Its probably ok as they were bound to have come into contact with solvents while being made, but... which one?
     
  3. win2kpro

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    High grade isopropyl or denatured alcohol is a pretty innocuous cleaner for plastics and most other products. For DIMM slots I really don't see the need to use anything other than compressed air.
     
  4. NoviceTechie

    NoviceTechie Thread Starter

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    Ty for the response. I'll stick to using only compressed air for the ram sockets.

    I was just concerned because I was using isopropyl alcohol (99%) to clean the ram's contacts itself. They were pretty dirty - probably dust. I was just curious if the dirt on the modules would be spread onto the ram sockets themselves, but I ran memtest and it didn't seem to make a bit of difference on the zero error result.
     
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