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How can i remove G1 Thermal Glue from heatsink ?

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Hi guys,

I need to remove the arxtic cooling g1 thermal glue from the vram and vrm but i don't know how to do it without removing vram chips smile.gif it's super sticky like it's one piece with the heatsink. Any suggestions ?
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Originally Posted by I_shot View Post

Hi guys,
I need to remove the arxtic cooling g1 thermal glue from the vram and vrm but i don't know how to do it without removing vram chips smile.gif it's super sticky like it's one piece with the heatsink. Any suggestions ?

No experience with that particular thermal paste but in general I found 91% Isopropyl alcohol(can be bought at any drug store) applied with Paper Towels to be very effective at cleaning thermal paste. You can also try arcticclean.
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Hit it up with a blow dryer or a heatgun, just make sure not to cook anything while doing it, it'll soften the glue so you can peel it off pretty easily.
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what about thinner ?

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Hit it up with a blow dryer or a heatgun, just make sure not to cook anything while doing it, it'll soften the glue so you can peel it off pretty easily.

yeah i have a heatgun but what should be the temps ?
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Hit it up with a blow dryer or a heatgun, just make sure not to cook anything while doing it, it'll soften the glue so you can peel it off pretty easily.
This. Worked great when i removed mine.
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post #7 of 41
Try a heat gun.
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yeah i have a heatgun but what should be the temps ?
Not sure, if you're paranoid about using it just use a hairdryer.
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How cleanly does the glue peel off? One of my cards (PNY) doesn't allow any heatsink modification for warranty, so I'm worried about doing any aftermarket cooling for my new reference card.
   
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i've tried heating with hair dryer at least 70 C on heatsink but it never comes loose. What to do now ?
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