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Cool thanks guys. Going to order some up. Can't wait to build my loop.


Did anyone have tips for removing the thermal paste that is on those components right beside the processor die? The factory tim got on them a little bit.

I always dip a q-tip in 91% or 99% Rubbing alcohol, and lightly roll the q-tip over the areas until it is all picked up. Be careful, if you actually rub with the q-tip you could probably rip off the little transistors.
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I always dip a q-tip in 91% or 99% Rubbing alcohol, and lightly roll the q-tip over the areas until it is all picked up. Be careful, if you actually rub with the q-tip you could probably rip off the little transistors.

Okay thanks. Does the TIM effect those transistors if I can't remove it all?
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as long as it is not conductive TIM, then a little bit will be fine.
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Cool thanks guys. Going to order some up. Can't wait to build my loop.


Did anyone have tips for removing the thermal paste that is on those components right beside the processor die? The factory tim got on them a little bit.

I just switched from alcohol to this

Indigo Xtreme Clean Non-Conductive Thermal Surface Cleaner - 30mL (XC-01)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13256/thr-106/Indigo_Xtreme_Clean_Non-Conductive_Thermal_Surface_Cleaner_-_30mL_XC-01.html
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I just switched from alcohol to this

Indigo Xtreme Clean Non-Conductive Thermal Surface Cleaner - 30mL (XC-01)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/13256/thr-106/Indigo_Xtreme_Clean_Non-Conductive_Thermal_Surface_Cleaner_-_30mL_XC-01.html

There is no problem removing the tim on the components around the gpu. Use a toothpick to go between the small components. You don't need the kit mentioned by JackNaylorPE if you have access to high volume alcohol as it will do the exact same job.
Just don't use anything that is hard/metallic, toothpick, coffee filter and q-tips are perfect for the job. I never had any trouble cleaning my CPU or GPU. I would also advise not to use conductive TIM even if they perform better, when you will have to clean the paste you really really don't what that paste to spread somewhere hard to reach. Check also for a non-capacitive TIM. http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1680508

I personally use the MX-3 and IC7 (the diamond paste). I used both the MX-2 and MX-4, they are very nice and easy to use. I tried pretty much all the paste in past, from the most expensive to the lowest AS5 and I have to say MX-4 is all you need. I wouldn't use a diamond paste on an AMD gpu as it risk to scratch the surface.
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There is no problem removing the tim on the components around the gpu. Use a toothpick to go between the small components. You don't need the kit mentioned by JackNaylorPE if you have access to high volume alcohol as it will do the exact same job.

I don't know where ya got the impression it was a "kit".....Indigo sells a kit for their TIM which is a liquid metal type design. This solvent works for removing those but also works on any TIM.

Again, no kit, just a bottle of solvent / surface cleaner ..... best I have found to date....does better job than "corner store grade" alcohol. "It possesses higher solvating power than Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) and emulsifying cleaners (such as ArctiClea), yet leaves no residue" ..... I find alcohol loosens and dilutes it and lets you wipe most of it up, this sucks it up and evaporates much faster..... alcohol also leaves slight residue...especially if ya don't read label carefully and wind up with the 90/91% variety as opposed to the 99. But even that means 1% stuff ya don't want.

Don't get me wrong, I have used alcohol and it does a decent job. But this is OCN and therefore not about what ya need as a minimum smile.gif. When I'm doing a serious build or correcting a over paste job, I'll reach for this over the alcohol. It's simply a better product. Do ya "need" it .... no ..... but i don't "need" to overclock or have multiple GFX cards either smile.gif
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