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post #1 of 21
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Anyone know of a pink preapplied thermal compound that gets soft and sticky when heated?

It's on my Duron's heatsink and I'm having trouble getting it off

I tried Rubbing alcohol
Brute force
Dish detergent
Boiling water
...everything I could think of

The stuff looks like this

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post #2 of 21
Looks like a thermal pad to me. Usually held onto the heatsink by an adhesive.
post #3 of 21
O.O what the heck? never seen pink TIM before

tried acetone?
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post #4 of 21
im just taking a guess here but could it be the heatsink itself? thats what it looks like to me.
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post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by unknownSCL View Post
im just taking a guess here but could it be the heatsink itself? thats what it looks like to me.
It's not part of the heatsink. I'm 100% sure it's thermal compound because I can remove some of it but it's really hard

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O.O what the heck? never seen pink TIM before

tried acetone?
I don't have acetone :/
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post #6 of 21
get a metal scraper, i think they call it a putty knife? try to use the metal edge to sfrape it off, then once the main blob of gunk is off, try acetone or some alcohol. going to extremes, you could soak it in gasoline and burn it off, ut like i said...EXTREMES
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post #7 of 21
Use a credit card to scrape most it off. Then use acetone for the residue.
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post #8 of 21
fingernail polish remover has a high % of acetone........
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post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Use a credit card to scrape most it off. Then use acetone for the residue.
That sounds pretty good. Anything you use to scrape make sure its softer than the heatsink but harder than the thermal tape. Unless you want to refinish the HS bottom. I second the acetone or denatured alcohol
    
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post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Use a credit card to scrape most it off. Then use acetone for the residue.
The problem is it's impossible to scrape when it's cool (The stuff is like hard plastic when cool) but if I heat it up enough to make it soft, the heatsink gets too hot to hold and it cools very quickly
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