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Best way to clean a RAM slot?

By rift1alts9444 ·
Tags: Hardware
i recently bought new RAM, but the slots in which I want to put them are very old and have never been used. I would like to clean them in case there is some kind of corrosion.

i've read that cleaning them with a moistened RAM with contact cleaner and taking it in/out the slot a few times would do the job, but I'm afraid that with the friction i could set it on fire, or is it very unlikely?

This is the contact cleaner that I'm going to use. (i've no other choice)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnHZ58Dd0HI
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Provided that the M'Board has not been subject to fluids

by OH Smeg In reply to Best way to clean a RAM s ...

Then what you are asking is not necessary.

By all means **** out the sockets with some canned air if you like but as the sockets on all but the most basic M'Boards contacts are gold coated cleaning them is not necessary as Gold Doesn't Corrode.

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Using Painting brush

by architroymail In reply to Best way to clean a RAM s ...

It would make more sense to clean your RAM slots and remove all the dirt using a dry soft painting brush.

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