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How to clean AS5 off of HS and CPU?

post #1 of 13
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Do i just take isypropyl alcohol with a q-tip and rub the AS5 off or what?
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post #2 of 13
Thats exactly right, Or you can get some of the Arctic Silver Thermal Paste remover and purifier. Either or will work.
    
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post #3 of 13
Yes,you can use standard alcohol and a q-tip. The preferable method though is to use a higher percent purity than the standard alcohol(70),typically 90+percent is used. Ive also seen acetone used.
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post #4 of 13
Alcohol and a q-tip. The only thing I hate about cleaning the stuff is that it can get messy if you are not careful.
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post #5 of 13
I prefer to use a cotton ball first to get most of the AS5 of, but then go bakc with a Q-Tip later for anything hard to get off. (As said above, if you don't have any rubbing alcohol, acetone or nail polish remover will work, too.)
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post #6 of 13
Also, keep rubbing the metal until the qtips are clean. Even after the AS5 is gone, you'll need about 2-3 qtips before they stop coming off black.
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post #7 of 13
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Ok thanks for the input guys
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post #8 of 13
The best thing to use is a coffee filter...absolutely lint free...I never use anything else to clean the remainder of AS5 off.
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post #9 of 13
I just use a paper towel to get all the bulk as5 off

Then go back with a paper towel with alcohol on it.
    
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post #10 of 13
I've used q-tips and rubbing alcohol before but I've found that by far the best method involves ArctiClean and coffee filters.

Arcticlean is a 2 part solution the first step cleans off any thermal material... it literally disolves it to be wiped away. the next is a purifier that makes sure it gets everything off in preparation of new AS5 or other thermal material.

Also, coffee filters are better than q-tips because they never leave anything behind and they are easier to work with.
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