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I applied to much TIM on my 6950 DCIIs, upda to the point were it spread out from the chip into the transistors, or resistors, not sure what they are.. It is a mess, and the problem is, it's artic silver..

How can I safely remove it from the pcb..?
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post #2 of 23
This is why AMD gpu's and Artic Silver dont mix....
As for removing it from around all the transistors. No clue man, Hope somebody can help.
post #3 of 23
Nothing to worry about - just use some isopropyl alcohol (or any certified TIM removal fluid) and a lint free cloth and rub it all away.

Rinse and repeat!
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Isopropyl alcohol with everything disconnected for a few min. And some paper towels.
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post #5 of 23
alcohol like everyone else said and some patience, did the same thing with one of my old 5850's took some time but i got it all clean.
post #6 of 23
alcohol (rubbing alcohol), and coffee filters, they are lint free. Did that with my 6950.
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post #7 of 23
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Thanks..!
I thought about it, but then again I though about isopropyl mixing with the compound and slipping thru the board.. Am I being too dramatic here..?
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post #8 of 23
what they said or AS remover.....the expensive same thing! hope they live bro!

edit..little dramatic, but it's a fair ol' investment so allowed

use cotton (alcohol coated) buds to lift it off ..?
Edited by Spacedinvader - 10/19/11 at 3:00pm
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post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by kpriess View Post
Thanks..!
I thought about it, but then again I though about isopropyl mixing with the compound and slipping thru the board.. Am I being too dramatic here..?
Isopropyl doesn't mix with TP. So it will not sip through the PCB. Take your time and work carefully, it will live.
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great news taking in consideration the situation..

appreciate all comments..
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