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hey guys

my thermaltake duorb cpu cooler arrived today, and i just took it out of the box.

just to be sure, what percent rubbing alcohol should i use to remove the previous thermal paste that is currently on my cpu, i've read 91% somewhere, or does it REALLY matter?
thanks!

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The highest purity the better, 70% works good but 91% makes light work of removal. Nothing below 70% though.
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awesome,
just someone to second that and ill get to it

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Originally Posted by vwgti View Post
The highest purity the better, 70% works good but 91% makes light work of removal. Nothing below 70% though.
Beat to the punch

91% is ideal, but 70% works just fine... it just takes a second or two longer to evaporate and is a WEE bit less effective when dealing with heatsinks that have deep fine machine marks (like stock chipset coolers)
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ok cool, thanks guys
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91!!!!!! Gotta love filling a room with the aroma of super-clean!
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I use presoaked pads of 70% that I buy at the drug store for 5 dollars for a pack of 30. Work great for me.
    
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It doesnt matter at all... You can use anything.
    
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post #9 of 9
i use 99%, dabbing it its gone lol

read the back of the box lol, it calls itself another cooler, the gpu version, its name slipped my mind atm
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