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post #12341 of 28613
Quote:
Originally Posted by Enigma8750 View Post
Clean off the CPU with rubbing alcohol and a face cotton wipe and clean the heat-sink too.
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!!!

NEVER under any circumstances use Rubbing Alcohol to clean a cpu or heatsink. Rubbing Alcohol contains Glycerin (or some other petroleum by-product) used to prevent chafing while moving across the skin. The Glycerin (or other petroleum by-product) leaves an oily residue that acts as an insulator and prevents the Thermal Interface Material from working as it should. ONLY use Isopropyl Alcohol or 99% pure Denatured Alcohol to clean your cpu or heatsink. If you do use Rubbing Alcohol you will need to go back over the cpu or heatsink with Isopropyl or 99% Pure Denatured Alcohol to remove the residue which adds a LOT extra work Since Isopropyl Alcohol is actually cheaper than Rubbing Alcohol and is readily available at Drug and Grocery stores there is no reason not to use it.

And don't go by what Wikipedia says about Rubbing Alcohol. Like a large number of the Wikipedia entries it is completely wrong.
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post #12342 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Enigma8750 View Post
Okay. Hubwub. if that fixes it great. If it doesn't come back and let us help you more.
Okie dokie.

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Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!!!

NEVER under any circumstances use Rubbing Alcohol to clean a cpu or heatsink. Rubbing Alcohol contains Glycerin (or some other petroleum by-product) used to prevent chafing while moving across the skin. The Glycerin (or other petroleum by-product) leaves an oily residue that acts as an insulator and prevents the Thermal Interface Material from working as it should. ONLY use Isopropyl Alcohol or 99% pure Denatured Alcohol to clean your cpu or heatsink. If you do use Rubbing Alcohol you will need to go back over the cpu or heatsink with Isopropyl or 99% Pure Denatured Alcohol to remove the residue which adds a LOT extra work Since Isopropyl Alcohol is actually cheaper than Rubbing Alcohol and is readily available at Drug and Grocery stores there is no reason not to use it.

And don't go by what Wikipedia says about Rubbing Alcohol. Like a large number of the Wikipedia entries it is completely wrong.
I've been using Isopropyl Alcohol. So yeah.
 
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post #12343 of 28613
That's good. I see more people make that mistake and not understand why they are having a problem.
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post #12344 of 28613
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Originally Posted by AverageGai View Post
My 750TX had the same problem with the adhesive on it. I just got a piece of paper towel, damped it up with water, and gently scrubbed it off. I don't think it'll harm the PSU since the cables have a plastic coating around them. Just make sure the paper towel is not too wet that water is dripping all over.
Thanks so much Average Gal! I'll give it a try tomorrow!
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My Xigmatek fan faces the bottom of teh case, is that right? I see others whose fan is facing the front panel of the scout.. I use an AMD processor if that makes a difference
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My Xigmatek fan faces the bottom of teh case, is that right? I see others whose fan is facing the front panel of the scout.. I use an AMD processor if that makes a difference
if the fan is blowing air through the Xiggy to the top blow hole then yes you are okay. If it is blowing air to the video card down... You.. might.. be a Redneck..LOL
    
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Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!!!

NEVER under any circumstances use Rubbing Alcohol to clean a cpu or heatsink. Rubbing Alcohol contains Glycerin (or some other petroleum by-product) used to prevent chafing while moving across the skin. The Glycerin (or other petroleum by-product) leaves an oily residue that acts as an insulator and prevents the Thermal Interface Material from working as it should. ONLY use Isopropyl Alcohol or 99% pure Denatured Alcohol to clean your cpu or heatsink. If you do use Rubbing Alcohol you will need to go back over the cpu or heatsink with Isopropyl or 99% Pure Denatured Alcohol to remove the residue which adds a LOT extra work Since Isopropyl Alcohol is actually cheaper than Rubbing Alcohol and is readily available at Drug and Grocery stores there is no reason not to use it.

And don't go by what Wikipedia says about Rubbing Alcohol. Like a large number of the Wikipedia entries it is completely wrong.


SMurffy baby.. Hey I thought Rubbing Alcohol and Isopropyl Alcohol was the same stuff... You're right that's what I meant.. Really.. I mean it. Like you said..." Isopropyl or 99% Pure Denatured Alcohol to remove the residue"... You're right.. Right?


Edited by Enigma8750 - 8/29/10 at 10:47pm
    
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post #12348 of 28613
I thought they were the same thing too...but I clean with isopropyl and I recommend isopropyl
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post #12349 of 28613
Yea.. Me too.. I so pro..I so....isopropyl Alcohol for cleaning Guns... I mean CPU's I mean both.. Clean your laser.. Your slinky. your laser Slinky.. right.


Edited by Enigma8750 - 8/29/10 at 10:43pm
    
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post #12350 of 28613
No problems guys. I see a lot of people that make that mistake. Some just call it by the wrong name, but others will actually use the wrong stuff and I really hate it when that happens.
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