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7970 Theral Paste Removal

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So i am installing the ek 7970 wb and I removed all of the thermal paste off of the gpu itself but there is still very small amounts around the gpu (in between the small gold contacts/pieces). Does this all have to be removed also because it will be very hard to do so. If it does have to be removed do I just keep using the ArctiClean or what would be the best method to get everything if I needed to. Thanks cant wait to hearback and move on with my build biggrin.gif
post #2 of 4
You can leave it there if its already there.

But why not remove it all to do a clean job since you are already there wink.gif.
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post #3 of 4
An old toothbrush does a good job on that.
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post #4 of 4
Use cotton balls, soak with some isopropyl, and scrub the area with short strokes. Don't have to worry about damage unless you're doing it quite hard.
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