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is 70% isopropyl alcohol enough or is that two low of a percentage. That would mean there is 30% water in this bottle. I found it in my bathroom. Should i go and buy something with a higher alcohol content. Will that amount of water cause damage to the cpu.
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seemed to work fine for me. just after cleaning it really good go over it a couple more times or untill you can wipe it and not get any residue.
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what about paper towel is that a no no. only other thing i have on hand is a q-tip possibly a coffee filter.(seems like i heard that from some were on here.
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post #4 of 25
i would use the coffee filter mostly q-tip to get the edges. and repeat till you get no residue on the coffee filter and let it dry for a bit in case so an hour or so in a ventilated area.
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also i used paper towels and qtips on mine works the same, just that coffee filter leave less lint
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post #6 of 25
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sweet, so close to hooking up my new loop (Raystorm 420ex 6x 140mm push pull). I hope to see my temps come down from 38 c. to around 30 or lower on idle. Not to mention i can finally over clock this beast, not that it needs it anyways.
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seemed to work fine for me. just after cleaning it really good go over it a couple more times or untill you can wipe it and not get any residue.

This, i used 50% alcohol one for my gpu and cpu, you just need wipe 2-3 times to make just there isn't any left.
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post #8 of 25
I use a hand sanitizer. You can pick one up virtually anywhere. Squirt some on a q-tip and wipe the paste off. Works perfectly for me every time.
   
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post #9 of 25
Paper towel worked fine for me.
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post #10 of 25
Use 99% Isopropyl Alcohol and a coffee filter. Don't really use Q-tips or Paper towel or shirt or anything like that. They leave tiny things like lint and those little cloth strands.
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