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You'd be fine with any form of Isopropyl. The percentage doesn't matter unless you feel the need to have your CPU dry instantly as opposed to in 30 seconds...
How do I know if my bottle here is Isopropyl?
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Here are pictures of it from all sides.
I hope the info is readable...

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I might just do that.
It"s not THAT expensive (although I would only get 2 30ml bottles) but still...
Just to be 100% sure I might do that, unless someone can give me a good explanation of why the thing I already have now will not do any harm.
I have them and I have used them multiple times for re-seating coolers and mobo changes and there is still a lot left. The bottles seem small but you only use some drops at a time. Also i would recommend some lint free cloths so you dont leave any residues on the CPU/Heatsink
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All alcohol is flammable but by the time you have your CPU up an running it would have evaporated
    
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I have them and I have used them multiple times for re-seating coolers and mobo changes and there is still a lot left. The bottles seem small but you only use some drops at a time. Also i would recommend some lint free cloths so you dont leave any residues on the CPU/Heatsink
Yeah I have a microfibre cloth a new one too. Just bought it yesterday.
I did have some old ones at home but I thought why not get a new one they're really cheap.
And I will get the ArctiClean by the way.
Thank you and everyone else for your help
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post #16 of 27
Camphor is an oil that is in there, don't use it.
I use regular 91% Isopropyl alcohol.
What you will usually see on the shelves is 71% , that is fine also.
But do not use an alcohol that has added things to it such as Camphor (which is camphor oil)
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How do I know if my bottle here is Isopropyl?
It will specifically state so. Go with 91%, else 71%. These are cheap and can be found at any drug store, supermarket or convenience store (next to the bandages). No aromatic additives (aromatics are mainly "oils" which is bad - might as well use peanut butter as your TIM on your CPU then). Check with Mom also - they almost always have a bottle hidden somewhere.
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It will specifically state so. Go with 91%, else 71%. These are cheap and can be found at any drug store, supermarket or convenience store (next to the bandages). No aromatic additives (aromatics are mainly "oils" which is bad - might as well use peanut butter as your TIM on your CPU then). Check with Mom also - they almost always have a bottle hidden somewhere.
There was no Isopropyl Alcohol in that Pharmacy (it contained a drug store as well)
I'll just order ArctiClean online, that will surely not harm my PC
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I use 91% percent isopropanol.
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I just wanted to make sure I put in all the details on the bottle.
And I do have doubts, because I do not know a lot about this, so I would prefer to get something that is 100% what I am looking for.
Would you recommend me getting ArctiClean 1 and 2 to do this (I could order them online)?
I would get the alcohol cos it is mad cheap ... and I'm a cheap kid

The ArctiClean will be fine and as mentioned above, will last you for quite a while. The Camphor percentage is small; however, I'd rather use Alcohol+water to be on the safe side. Propan-2-ol evaporates much faster than water, the higher the percentage of it, the 'faster' the evaporation process.

You can save what you have now for cleaning a wound sometime in the future or something
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