Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › CPU Thermal Paste Cleaning Question
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

CPU Thermal Paste Cleaning Question

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I'm installing a new fan for my CPU and need to clean off the old thermal paste. What can I use that is around the house that will work? I've wiped the majority of it off with a paper towel, but as we all know, there is still some there.

Also, now that I can see it, is KAB2E a decent stepping?

Thanks in advance for any help
GALACTUS
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 1.312 VID Gigabyte EP45-UD3P ATI 7850 1GB 2x2GB G.Skill DDR1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Black 640GB RAID 0 DVD Burner Windows 7 x64 Dell E228WFP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX520 Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
GALACTUS
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 1.312 VID Gigabyte EP45-UD3P ATI 7850 1GB 2x2GB G.Skill DDR1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Black 640GB RAID 0 DVD Burner Windows 7 x64 Dell E228WFP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX520 Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 19
rubbing alcohol...
PRONE
(19 items)
 
Cap't Crunch
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @ 5Ghz Msi X79A-GD45 Gigabyte Radeon 7950 Patriot Sector 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2xCorsair Force Series 3 Raid-0 LG DVDR/W Custom Water Loop Swiftech Apogee Drive II waterblock/pump 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech MCRES-Micro Rev 2 Larkooler 240mm Rad server 2008 RC2 HP 2207HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP Classic wireless PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High P... NZXT Phantom...again lol HP Classic wireless 
Mouse PadAudioOther
MicroCenter Onboard TBA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Maximus V Extreme Radeon 6950HD Avexir 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force 3 LG DVD RW Corsair H100i WIndowd 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 2159M Logitech CX750M Cosair Carbide 540AIR 
MouseMouse Pad
logitech logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
PRONE
(19 items)
 
Cap't Crunch
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3930k @ 5Ghz Msi X79A-GD45 Gigabyte Radeon 7950 Patriot Sector 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
2xCorsair Force Series 3 Raid-0 LG DVDR/W Custom Water Loop Swiftech Apogee Drive II waterblock/pump 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech MCRES-Micro Rev 2 Larkooler 240mm Rad server 2008 RC2 HP 2207HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP Classic wireless PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High P... NZXT Phantom...again lol HP Classic wireless 
Mouse PadAudioOther
MicroCenter Onboard TBA 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Maximus V Extreme Radeon 6950HD Avexir 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force 3 LG DVD RW Corsair H100i WIndowd 8.1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP 2159M Logitech CX750M Cosair Carbide 540AIR 
MouseMouse Pad
logitech logitech 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 19
yep rubbing alcohol thats what i use even a wipe but drain it first befor you wipe the cpu sqeeze all liquid out on a paper towel first then wipe the cpu. thats what i do.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 3500+ A8N-SLI (Nforce4) Xp home LG 17" crt 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Labtec Antec 480 2.0 True Power Antec TX 1088 AMG Microsoft Wheel/Optical 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 3500+ A8N-SLI (Nforce4) Xp home LG 17" crt 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Labtec Antec 480 2.0 True Power Antec TX 1088 AMG Microsoft Wheel/Optical 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
thanks you so much
GALACTUS
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 1.312 VID Gigabyte EP45-UD3P ATI 7850 1GB 2x2GB G.Skill DDR1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Black 640GB RAID 0 DVD Burner Windows 7 x64 Dell E228WFP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX520 Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
GALACTUS
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 1.312 VID Gigabyte EP45-UD3P ATI 7850 1GB 2x2GB G.Skill DDR1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD Black 640GB RAID 0 DVD Burner Windows 7 x64 Dell E228WFP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair HX520 Antec Nine Hundred Logitech G9x 
Mouse Pad
None 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 19
about 90% rubbing alcohal and a lint free cloth, then after its clean, dont touch those surfaces....
AMD Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Asus M5A99FX-Pro MSI GTX980 Gaming Crucial Ballistix 4x4gb 1934mhz @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
Audio
Logitech Z5500 & G430 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD Gamer
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 Asus M5A99FX-Pro MSI GTX980 Gaming Crucial Ballistix 4x4gb 1934mhz @ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung Evo 500GB Thermaltake Water 2.0 Windows 10 LG 27" 4k 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Huntkey X7 900w Thermaltake Urban S31 Logitech G500 Rocketfish Knockoff of Razer propad 
Audio
Logitech Z5500 & G430 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 19
Yes KAB2E is a good stepping. I've had mine at 2.8GHz and stable.
The Box
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 Asus P6T XFX 8800GT 6GB (3x2) OCZ Gold DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Raptor 74GB + WD 320GB Samsung SATA 20x DVDRW Linux x64 & Windows 7 x64 HP 21.5" HD Wide Screen 2159m 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard PC Power&Cooling 610W Antec P182 Logitech MX 1100 
Mouse Pad
Belkin 
  hide details  
Reply
The Box
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 Asus P6T XFX 8800GT 6GB (3x2) OCZ Gold DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Raptor 74GB + WD 320GB Samsung SATA 20x DVDRW Linux x64 & Windows 7 x64 HP 21.5" HD Wide Screen 2159m 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard PC Power&Cooling 610W Antec P182 Logitech MX 1100 
Mouse Pad
Belkin 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 19
Alcohol & Q-tips work good.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-57 lapped DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI DR 2x7800GT OC 2x512 PNY DDR600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
4x36gb Raptors raid-0 2000 pro HP P1100 20 inch Micro wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
Antic 550 True Control TT Armor Ge optical 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-57 lapped DFI Lanparty NF4 SLI DR 2x7800GT OC 2x512 PNY DDR600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
4x36gb Raptors raid-0 2000 pro HP P1100 20 inch Micro wireless 
PowerCaseMouse
Antic 550 True Control TT Armor Ge optical 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 19
q tips are a must
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 3500+ A8N-SLI (Nforce4) Xp home LG 17" crt 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Labtec Antec 480 2.0 True Power Antec TX 1088 AMG Microsoft Wheel/Optical 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Athlon 64 3500+ A8N-SLI (Nforce4) Xp home LG 17" crt 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Labtec Antec 480 2.0 True Power Antec TX 1088 AMG Microsoft Wheel/Optical 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 19
Black Betty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Cornrow Ah-Zues xtx666799gts Xtreme Gamer 16gb twin zeon suprise 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1gb samsung wtf is optical Microsoft Buggy Business Edition 10" Crt 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Electric TypeWriter Direct hookup to wall outlet Cardboard Box (with vents) Mickey Mouse Trackball 
Mouse Pad
80 Grit Sand Paper 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Betty
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Cornrow Ah-Zues xtx666799gts Xtreme Gamer 16gb twin zeon suprise 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1gb samsung wtf is optical Microsoft Buggy Business Edition 10" Crt 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Electric TypeWriter Direct hookup to wall outlet Cardboard Box (with vents) Mickey Mouse Trackball 
Mouse Pad
80 Grit Sand Paper 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by thenutty1
Also, now that I can see it, is KAB2E a decent stepping?

Thanks in advance for any help
Heh, yes, yes it is. I run mine at 3Ghz 24/7 with my Zalman 9500. I've pushed it to 3.21Ghz, stable in windows and basic use. It's held 3.1Ghz for SuperPI 1Mb run. This is all with a max of 1.55v, as that's all my motherboard will give.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › CPU Thermal Paste Cleaning Question