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Best way to clean off old thermal compound?

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If there's small amounts of old stuff in the micro fissures, will it effect performance?

I got some Antec Formula 7, Nano Diamond, is it any good? (It was the best they had)
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Cleaning, Acetone and coffee filters. they're lint free.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Cleaning, Acetone and coffee filters. they're lint free.
Thanks, off to get some Acetone smile.gif
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Polypropynol or something with alteast 90% alcohol works great.
Also the articclean kit works very well.
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Is acetone not as good as polypropylene?
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They didn't have polypropylene so I went with acetone smile.gif

Thanks guys
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I heard isopropyl alcohol was good to... it's what I use anyways.
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I just use ispropyl alcohol, with tissue paper, since I don't have any coffee filters. Just make sure not to leave lint behind.
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I use a paper towel and am very careful to airdust the board and socket out after the cleaning of the cpu if I pull the cpu out of the socket. coffee filters are indeed lint free. but they do cost some money comparable to a huge roll of paper towels. so paper towel+canned air and you should be golden
 
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