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removing thermal paste

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i am thinking about getting a new heat sink for my computer but i need to remove the thermal paste and all i have is white spirits which im not sure if it will work

here are some photos of the bottle:
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is there anything else that i may have around the house work?

any help would be great thanks smile.gif
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post #2 of 19
Not sure about that but most use rubbing alcohol, 90% or more is best.
    
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post #3 of 19
Rubbing alcohol or IPA would work better. The purer the better too. You want around 99%

Otherwise if you've got sterilising wipes for injections, the kind I imagine a diabetic might have, I'm fairly sure they're also IPA.
post #4 of 19

I've always used 70%+ rubbing alcohol and it's worked. Personally wouldn't use anything else but that except for the cleaning solutions Artic Silver offers.

 
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RE: removing thermal paste

99% rubbing alcohol and coffee filters work great!

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post #6 of 19
Artic Clean (1 and 2)
or Alcohol 75%
post #7 of 19
I use 70% isopropyl alcohol with either paper towel or q-tips. Works great.
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post #8 of 19
99 isopropanol is good not that expensive either. Im not sure if paint thinner is a good choice.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by 8564dan View Post

99% rubbing alcohol and coffee filters work great!

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+1 for the coffee filter

...I have also used 70% rubbing alchol just make sure it dries thoroughly before put the thermal paste on.
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post #10 of 19
Even a plain paper towel works in a pinch.. probably with no performance impact at all.
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