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I plan on applying new thermal paste onto my AMD HD 5850 GPU and need some advise since i've never done anything like this before. I have a few questions to ask before i embark on this adventure...

Which thermal paste should i get? I am considering Arctic MX-4, is that good? Also, would it be OK for me to use 70% ethanol to wipe of the old thermal paste? I've been hearing isopropanol but since i work in a research lab, there's HEAPS of 70% ethanol lying around

Help/advise much appreciated
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Yes, MX-4 is a good thermal paste. I would use isopropyl alcohol on cleaning it. That's what I use actually. I've done repasting a lot of times and Im using ICD7.
   
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video says all you need to know really. not a difficult task to accomplish
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I would only use 99.9% isopropanol.the 70% solutions contain water which could cause corrosion if it doesn't evaporate.It only costs about $5.00 for a half litre at the local drug store (at least here in Canada).
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