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What do i use to wipe it off a heatsink and cpu?
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I use a paper towl and alcohol.
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Agree same here.
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Isopropyl alcohol and a lint free cloth.
Make sure the rubbing alcohol is atleast 95% pure.
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I use the Arctic Silver thermal material remover...it works really well and smells good. .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100010
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post #6 of 15
I use cotton on IHSless CPU's. But coffee filters work good on processors with IHSes. I use rubbing alcohol (I think it's 80%, but I'm not sure), NEVER use fingernail polish remover, because it is an acetone.
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I used 70% with lint free clothes it worked fine with no additives.
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A lot of fingernail polish also has minerals in it to strengthen nails, good for nails, bad for processors. Like it was said above, try and get above 95%. Its hard because a lot of places only carry 70'ish% but if you try a lot of drug stores, your sure to find one. Make sure you really wipe the CPU off though because any lint or whatnot can spell trouble for your processor. I always use cotton swabs. Good luck!
    
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I use my wifes nail polish remover pads(cotton rounds), they are lint free. Don't cost much , and you can get them at any drug store.
    
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Uh oh.... Lol i read on arctic silver website and they told me not to use any liquids due to danger of it getting into the cpu needles or something like that. So i looked at the picture and i used a napkin like they did. So far so good as I am running my cpu, lets home nothing bad happens.
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