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Originally Posted by waqasr View Post
It will be fine, but ive never used anything apart from a normal tissue..sometimes loo role..i mean how much difference does it really make?
It doesn't matter what you wipe with as long as it doesn't leave anything on the CPU. I use paper towl, and make sure to fold it over so none of the edges are contacting the CPU, as the frayed edge will leave little bits on the CPU.
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ahh yes, what i meant was that i just use a paper towl straight, no alcohol or anything, although AS5 can be a bit of a pain to wipe off, so a quick spray of some perfume or cologne on the tissue works wonders as it contains alcohol.
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post #13 of 23
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ahh yes, what i meant was that i just use a paper towl straight, no alcohol or anything, although AS5 can be a bit of a pain to wipe off, so a quick spray of some perfume or cologne on the tissue works wonders as it contains alcohol.
I'm not sure I'd want to use that though. The additives to the cologne could leave some residue. Why not just pick up a bottle of Isopropyl? Its 3 bucks at the pharmacy.
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post #14 of 23
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I use the two stage articlean stuff, but yeah anything over 70% should work fine.
I use that as well, along with a lint free cloth.
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post #15 of 23
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ahh yes, what i meant was that i just use a paper towl straight, no alcohol or anything, although AS5 can be a bit of a pain to wipe off, so a quick spray of some perfume or cologne on the tissue works wonders as it contains alcohol.
Yeah I used cologne and Q-tips, since that was all I had on hand, and they seem to have worked OK for wiping off the Stock Intel TIM to replace with a new heatsink and TIM
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Ofocurse its fine..i mean whats the worst that can happen, your cpu wont get a friggin disease or anything!..at worst a degree or two between cleaning with isopropyl. Someone should really do an experiment.
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post #17 of 23
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I have a bad habit of never cleaning off the TIM properly lol
Same here, Ive always just wiped it off with a sock, or tshirt lol, whatever is handy. Never seen crappy temps either.. Maybe Im just stupid, or lucky.

I cant tell you how many of my shirts have a discolored part (TIM stains )
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ok guys i cleaned cpu and hs...

but heat sink has faint stain of the TIM and its annoying whereas cpu was cleaned in like 1 wipe lol... ***
    
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yup
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Yeah that is what I use
 
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