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post #11 of 21
use a razor blade, then take paint thiner/enamel remover and scrape it off.
post #12 of 21
Vegetable oil, 3-in-1 oil, or WD40. If it's more sticky than greasy, oil generally removes it easier.

Then use dish soap and water to get the oil off.

Then finish cleaning it with high % isopropyl.
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Just use a paint scraper or razer blade.
    
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What about Goo Gone? It works great for me anyway .
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Just use a paint scraper or razer blade.
That won't remove what has worked it's way into the groves/imperfections of the heatsink. You need a solvent too.
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post #16 of 21
Yeah i had the same problem under my Northbridge HS. Try using a PLASTIC putty knife so that you don't scratch up the bottom of the HS. Acetone, Alcohol, and all that good stuff don't work very well (I actually have no solution >_<). BUT whatever you do, do NOT use paper towels or anything that will leave lint; the lint will get stuck to the pink goo and its nearly impossible to get off.

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That won't remove what has worked it's way into the groves/imperfections of the heatsink. You need a solvent too.
nothing works too well though...i'd go for burning it off for gasoline
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try using a hair drier or a heat gun to soften it up.
    
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I just took a bunch of that off of my northbridge heatsink last week. That stuff is next to impossible to get off, but I did end up finally scraping it all off. Believe it or not, I used my fingernail to scrape it away at first, then I used a lot of rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs. You have to be quite aggressive with the cotton swabs.

Thinking about it now, I probably should have tried using a little razor to scrape it away at first. Also, the warmer that paste is, the easier it is to get off. Perhaps try using a hair dryer during the process.
 
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post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 
oooookkkkiee

I decided to sand it off and now I have the goo gone and a (poorly but still flat) lapped heatsink

yay (I hate lapping though. It takes forever)
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