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As everyone has said, use alcohol. If you dont have some (Which I really doubt =0) you can find some anywhere! like CVS, Walgreens, ect..
    
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Rubbing alcohol.



Q-tips.

My advice is to pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol (should be 90%+) into a small bottle, like a shot glass or similar. Then dip the q-tip into the small glass just enough to get the tip wet. Then dab at the paste on the cpu and heatsink. The rubbing alcohol helps to dissolve the paste, making it easier to remove. Go slow and make sure not to slop around too much. Just keep scrubbing off the old paste until you dont have any residue on the q-tips.

Then reapply a very very small amount of AS5, spread it evenly over the IHS with a credit card, razor blade, school ID card, etc. Any flat item of suitable size.

Carefully drop the heatsink straight down, and slowly tighten the screws alternating from each side.
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well thanx very much rep to u my man and im from scotland in the u.k so thats why i dont uderstand some stuff use say :] lol
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I'm not trying to be a smart-xxx, but what do you guys call Q-tips there?
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Originally Posted by Chim3ra
I'm not trying to be a smart-xxx, but what do you guys call Q-tips there?
cotton buds funily enough lol or ear buds lol
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can u use vinigar or lemon jusice ?? lol
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post #17 of 32
No, I'm not sure about vinegar, but I'm definite about lemon juice. It still contains some sugars in it. Best stick to alcohol as close to 100% as possible.
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post #18 of 32
CD cleaning fluid has a lot of alcohol in it. or if you have a plastic degreaser, that is what i used cuz i work in a garage. what do you do for work? im sure theres something around...
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well im 16 for a kick of and im a paper boy lol :/ getting a job in the summer :]
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Oh i see lol, Fair enough. I know it is hard to get hold of junk like this in the UK for some reason, i just never see it for sale.
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