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Removing thermal compound (AC Freezer 64 pro)

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I'm putting together my first rig that I'm doing solely by myself (my previous one was built mostly by my stepdad)
Anyways, I'm ordering the parts I've listed at the bottom of this page tommorow

I've ordered an opty 165 and am pairing it with an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 pro.... I'm planning on using as5 instead of the thermal compound that it's supplied with...

So my questions are these:
1) How do i remove the stock thermal compound off the HSF and apply the as5?
2) Is this HSF small enough to not get in the way of my dual channel ddr500? the ram slots on my mobo are directly above the cpu


Thanks for the help in advance guys
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Rubbing alcohol to remove old thermal paste

not sure about the second question
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I've read many times that the stock thermal paste on the AC64 is as good, if not better, than AS5. Don't know if there is any truth to that.

It shouldn't get in the way(not my rig)

    
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I'd say leave the stock paste. It's AC's MX-1 and works very well.
    
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thanx for the info guys ^_^... i guess I'll only be needing the as5 for the gpu and north bridge after i mod the nf4-d to sli and sataII
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Xylene-based cleaner.

Do not use Goo-Gone or other citrus-laced cleaners, and NEVER use WD-40

As matt S989 said, rubbing Acohol will do also.
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If you decide to take off the stock thermal paste, rubbing alcohol and q-tips are your friend , I have as5 on mine, and it was only a 3C drop in temps, so you could leave the stock stuff on, it's pretty good
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