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post #11 of 25
i used a cotton t-****.
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post #12 of 25
Depending how dry the stuff is on the cpu/heatsink i used a pocket knife the back side (no edge on it) to scrape some thermal compound off the IHS of my gpu cores. (the amount that comes from factory is large and a lot) Went very fast and got a lot of it then went back and got the rest of with rubbing alcohol and paper towel.
    
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Tell your brother to wait, if he still bothers you, slap him upside his head.
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post #14 of 25
Most solvents and cleaning products leave residue on the CPU and heatsink that negatively affects the performance of any subsequently applied thermal interface material.

For adequate cleaning use high-purity isopropyl alcohol or acetone and a bit of careful rubbing. Do not use nail polish remover as it contains fragrance oils and other contaminants. (If you use acetone, do a final cleaning with high-purity isopropyl alcohol.)

Some of this information is taken from the Artic Silver web page.
post #15 of 25
I just use toilet paper with no liquid. It works well and temps are just as good. I dont see the problem with just wiping it off.
post #16 of 25
^^ same here, ive always just used a bit of tissue to wipe it off, ive never used alcohol or anything. Also the nail polish remover leaves behind some chemical or something which arnt very nice. Sometimes i use a few drops of water on the tissue, works fine everytime.
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post #17 of 25
It's not nearly as important as you're making it seem... Just wipe it off with a cloth and then wipe it clean with water.
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post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
It's not nearly as important as you're making it seem... Just wipe it off with a cloth and then wipe it clean with water.
That's what i did with mine, but it doesn't get it off 100%

So i was just wondering if nail varnish remover would work, but i guess not

Can't be bothered to do it tonight now, so i may just get some alcohol tomorrow or just wipe it off like i did on mine.
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post #19 of 25
alcohol works fine but for next time you can purchase the artic silver remover, this in in my opinion works the best its 5 dollars or so on newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100010
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post #20 of 25
wow I've never had AS5 be as difficult to clean as some of you guys are making it seem.
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