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Cleaning heatsink surface

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I was just wondering- before I apply the AS5 thermal grease to the CPU, should I clean the surfaces of the CPU and HSF with ArctiClean? The CPU and HSF are both brand-new, so in theory the surfaces should already be clean, but I thought maybe if I use ArctiClean that might help remove some microscopic pieces of dirt or something?

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-EJ
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You don't have to, heck I don't. But it can't hurt it, right? You may aswell
    
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OK that makes sense- thanks
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