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Paintedeyes

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so i have a 7800gt and i've noticed it's getting pretty hot and thats a proly my fault i played aroudn with heat sinks. also it's pretty loud now, i've noticed when i spin the fan it makes noise the ball barring is going. my friend told me to use w/e is in nail polish remover to clean all over my vid card and he said it was safe, does this sound like something to do? i do wanna clean the whole card.
 
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I don't know if that is safe or not. I've never heard of anyone doing that before. Even if it is, why would you want to do that? A can of compressed air is all you should need to get any dust off of your components. Other than dust, what else dirty could there be on it?

Then again, if your one that is anal about your components appearance through your case window and stare at it with admiration...you might want to try something as odd as that.

By the way, if nail polish remover removes nail polish, what do you think it might remove from your video card?
 

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i'm not that anal about cleanliness, i just wanna it to be good,lol, and what can i do about the fan? there a way i can clean that to make it less noisy like it's much noisier than before, if i spin it i can just hear it squeeking sorta
 

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Paintedeyes said:
my friend told me to use w/e is in nail polish remover to clean all over my vid card and he said it was safe, does this sound like something to do? i do wanna clean the whole card.
Nail polish remover contains acetone... which attacks plastic. It also will remove all lubrication in the fan bearings. So, no it is not safe to use. If a can of compressed air doesn't clean it up, you might need to replace the fan or heatsink/fan combo.
 
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