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there's a little spot on my CPU where the heatsink would go. I can clean it with rubbing alcohol, right? i don't have coffee filters or a lint free cloth though. what do i do?
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post #43 of 110
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there's a little spot on my CPU where the heatsink would go. I can clean it with rubbing alcohol, right? i don't have coffee filters or a lint free cloth though. what do i do?
No rubbing alcohol.
Isopropyl alcohol.
Just get a napkin and clean it?
What is the spot?
The metal cap of the cpu is fully touchable but the bottom is not.

You MIGHT want to get a new cooler for the cpu in the future, that one is subpar and barely keeps it under acceptable temps
    
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there's a little spot on my CPU where the heatsink would go. I can clean it with rubbing alcohol, right? i don't have coffee filters or a lint free cloth though. what do i do?
Q-tips and rubbing alcohol will remove the old thermal paste just fine. Make sure you use 98% isopropyl alcohol.

As for application, the credit card method has always worked well for me.

Search that name on Google and you'll find some very nice picture by picture threads detailing how to apply it.
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post #45 of 110
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might be the smallest spot of saliva lol from when i was blowing on it. it's hard to see
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post #46 of 110
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also, the tiny spot is close to the corner
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post #47 of 110
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Originally Posted by yomama07024 View Post
there's a little spot on my CPU where the heatsink would go. I can clean it with rubbing alcohol, right? i don't have coffee filters or a lint free cloth though. what do i do?
98% Isopropyl alcohol would be best.

Edit: Zen00 beat me too it
    
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post #48 of 110
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i can see the thermal paste on the heatsink won't come in contact with that tiny spec
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post #49 of 110
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Originally Posted by yomama07024 View Post
might be the smallest spot of saliva lol from when i was blowing on it. it's hard to see
What is this spot you're talking about?
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post #50 of 110
Just wipe up that saliva with a napkin it's perfectly fine
    
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