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Originally Posted by maple_leafs182;13858329 
Hey, I just bought a 212+ and i was wondering if I could use hydrogen peroxide to remover the thermal paste because I don't have rubbing alcohol. I will go buy some if I need to but if I can get away with using hydrogen peroxide then I'll use that.

it's like $1 for rubbing alcohol....
and they have them everywhere
post #12 of 39
Why? I'm pretty confident you can get 90-100% Isopropyl alcohol form the same place you picked up the Hydrogen peroxide. Use that... and get some lint-free wipes while you're at it
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I just went to wal-mart, got some Isoproylm, its only 70%. Is that good enough?
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I just went to wal-mart, got some Isoproylm, its only 70%. Is that good enough?
That's fine.
    
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post #15 of 39
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It shouldn't, but I'm no chemist. I always use alcohol.
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post #16 of 39
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I just went to wal-mart, got some Isoproylm, its only 70%. Is that good enough?
After you clean it just let it air for 2 minutes. I think the purpose of 90-100% is so that it evaporates quickly.
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post #17 of 39
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90-100% isopropyl alcohol
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Or

70%-100% isopropyl alcohol will be good enough.
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post #18 of 39
Thread Starter 
cool, one more question, what is the proper way to apply thermal paste?
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post #19 of 39
Shoulda got S-L-X Klean-Strip denatured alcohol.
    
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post #20 of 39
For my 212+ I just put a small dot in the center of the CPU and put the heatsink straight down onto it without twisting or anything. Worked out fine, I had my E8400 at 4.2GHz and my Q6600 at 3.4GHz (only thanks to a weak motherboard)
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