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You could use carburetor cleaner or nail polish remover to get that thermal off.....If its tough , use some highly concentrated acetone.
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Quote:
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You could use carburetor cleaner or nail polish remover to get that thermal off.....If its tough , use some highly concentrated acetone.
Arctic Cleaner (2 stage) works great.
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^^ I didnt even think to use carb cleaner - Ive got at least 3 cans in the garage. lol
    
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nice one well done!!
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post #15 of 31
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Arctic Cleaner (2 stage) works great.
Bare in mind its stuck on there with AS Thermal Adhesive, not AS5, lol.

That pic with the CPU stuck to the HS is pretty funny.

/me adds caption 'How i remove HS?!'
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Bare in mind its stuck on there with AS Thermal Adhesive, not AS5, lol.

That pic with the CPU stuck to the HS is pretty funny.

/me adds caption 'How i remove HS?!'
Arctic cleaner takes everything off.
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omg, hurry and post those temps, im half tempted to do it on a 2800 I have on the shelf!
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post #18 of 31
don't use nail polish. it contains acetone which will mess w/ the green i believe.
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Awesome!

Great documentation, and extra kudos for showing the depth of the cut with that box cutter. Invaluable info for those that may be considering this operation.

Good Job!

P.S. and you got away with just a scratch. Seen some pics of BIG slices...
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ok so Im all out of isopropyl alcohol to clean up the MESS I made when trying to mount the freezer 64 to the bare CPU die XD - I used the dot method, BUT I managed to move the freezer a bit to one side, so it smeared the damn AS5 all over the place, the temp in the BIOS was 50 when all was said and done, so Im going to have to do it all over again

All I have to clean the as5 up with is some nail polish remover, but I dare not put that stuff anywhere near my CPU diode (the nail polish includes such fun molecules such as: acetone, water, propylene carbonate, dimethyl adipate, gylcerin, gelatin, denatonium benzoate and sme colouring/fragrances) needless to say... this little project will have to wait another day

Believe it or not, I cut myself more when lapping the damn AC 64 than when removing the IHS XD - but its lapped down to a near-mirror finish (2000grit sandpaper) so very smooth and reflective
    
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