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70% alcohol is fine.Available everywhere for cheap.
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I say go for it, after all, acetone vanishes reaaaally fast. And it makes things really cold and it smells nice
    
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Originally Posted by Khaotik55 View Post
I prefer people commenting that have actually used acetone, and not just saying don't do it because it's harsh with no experience whatsoever, as I do not have alcohol that is high percentage. I must use acetone... I mean unless I feel like going down to the store which I do not.
I've cleaned about 20 xbox 360 cpu/gpu's, about 10 pc cpus, couple northbridges and southbridges.. + my gtx 570.

Acetone is dangerous to some plastics IF you sink those parts in acetone.. in cleaning case, you just use it with a cloth of somekind.

I know this as i use acetone everyday in my work. Even wash my hands with it
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I just got finished using it, it ripped right through the gum-like stuff like it was fresh thermal paste.

I also cleaned the copper base of my CPU heatsink with it and I noticed it leaves residue although it evaporates extremely quickly, so I just used a q-tip with some water and wiped away any acetone residue.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Khaotik55 View Post
I prefer people commenting that have actually used acetone, and not just saying don't do it because it's harsh with no experience whatsoever, as I do not have alcohol that is high percentage. I must use acetone... I mean unless I feel like going down to the store which I do not.
I've accidentally crazed plastic with acetone, and without knowing the details of what's on the surface of a FCPGA type chip with no heat spreader, I'd be wary of using materials which might affect a polymer type material in a similar manner.

tl;dr I'm a bit paranoid
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Just use rubbing alcohol.
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Acetone is fine.
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