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how do i clean the cpu from the thermo paste thing so i can reapply artic silver 5
    
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I used rubbing acohol and a Q-Tip, and it worked for me.....I am not saying this is right.....but it worked for me
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rubbing alchohol sounds bad, i used to f**k up my cd's with that
    
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Yes, rubbing alcohal and a lint free cloth is the correct way to do it.
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no other alternative?
    
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post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by TrueNoob
no other alternative?
Go buy the product called "arcticlean" but 90% of us use the rubbing alcohal, its cheaper and easy to got a hold of.... trust me rubbing alcohal doesnt hurt metal...LOL
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post #7 of 23
Yup...some isopropyl(sp?) or rubbing alcohol works perfectly with some tissues or a cloth....
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post #8 of 23
yea, rubbing alcohol
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post #9 of 23
I agree with the above. Rubbing alcohol!! The 90% if you have but any will work. And don't worry about getting it on anything. It will not hurt the mobo or other parts!
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post #10 of 23
I spent like 15 min. trying to explain to a friend that Articlean is no better than just plain rubbing alcohol that you can get for $0.79 at Big Lots. lol

Rubbing alcohol works. Just make sure it's 75%+
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