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*URGENT* Cleaning off old thermal paste!

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Hi, I'm in the process of installing new cooling for the videocard and after taking off the old fan, I see this pink stuff very much like gum... so what should I use to clean these off or I just simply put the new thermal paste on?
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post #2 of 23
Get that **** off! I used a citrus based degreaser and alot of elbow grease. That stuff can interfere with the seating of the heatsink.
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post #3 of 23
If you have ArtiClean, use some of bottle 1 on it, rub it in and peel it off with a finger. Keep doing that untill it's off.
Use bottle 2 on where it was before.
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Hmm, I need something I can just grab one at Walgreen, no time for ordering.
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post #5 of 23
Something like 99% alcohol will do.

In one case, I used Vodka. It worked just fine It took me a little longer than with 99% alcohol, but it got the job done.
    
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Hydrogen Peroxide, Isopropyl Achohol, Moonshine.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
Something like 99% alcohol will do.

In one case, I used Vodka. It worked just fine It took me a little longer than with 99% alcohol, but it got the job done.
Sweet! I'm getting one right now.

Btw, if those stuff ( the pink stuff or alcohol ) get to the transitors besides the die, would it be ok??
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post #8 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by shajbot
Sweet! I'm getting one right now.

Btw, if those stuff ( the pink stuff or alcohol ) get to the transitors besides the die, would it be ok??
Alcohol will be ok, not sure about the pink stuff, whether or not it conducts electricity, just get it all off to make sure. And let it dry for 10 or so minutes before putting power through it. Alchohol evaporates very quickly.
post #9 of 23
If the pink stuff - No problem - if the alcohol - let it dry for 10-15 minutes.
Take a papertowel and put some alcohol on it (Pretty much) let it go all the way around the "gum" and peel it off with your nail.
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post #10 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chozart
Something like 99% alcohol will do.

In one case, I used Vodka. It worked just fine It took me a little longer than with 99% alcohol, but it got the job done.

ROFL! If I used Vodka, none of it would ever make it to the pink stuff!
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