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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.
I would not. H2O2 will evaporate leaving H2O behind on your board. Use rubbing alcohol. its cheap
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Grain of rice is the same as small pea. I have reviewed so many heatsinks, I cover the cup in a perfect circle from just shortvof the edge each and everytime. Like hitting 3 pointers when your on a roll.
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well i put a tad more then the picture above.
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Grain of rice is the same as small pea. I have reviewed so many heatsinks, I cover the cup in a perfect circle from just shortvof the edge each and everytime. Like hitting 3 pointers when your on a roll.
I understand, I was merely giving another example to relate to that doesn't have such a size variation.
   
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post #36 of 39
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well i put a tad more then the picture above.
That is fine, that was actually a little too little lol
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if he's using a conductive thermal paste
Care to name one?

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After you clean it just let it air for 2 minutes. I think the purpose of 90-100% is so that it evaporates quickly.
Yep, the reason we use alcohol is because it leaves no residue and evaporates quickly. Hydrogen Peroxide will not necessarily leave residue but it will take a long time to evaporate and can potentially leave something behind.
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90-100% isopropyl alcohol and apply tim like this:



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Dont apply tim like this for a HDT cooler like the 212. If you do this will occur.



You want to add the paste to the dividers in fine lines and let the pressure do the



When done like this you get this outcome which is what you want.



Thanks to benchmark reviews for these images and these tests that they ran.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...d=170&Itemid=1
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As stated above, depends on IHS (or die) size, and the HS base. There's no 'one size fits all' method.
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