Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Cleaning my cpu
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Cleaning my cpu - Page 2

post #11 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by daltontechnogeek View Post
with alcohol, should i take it out of the socket or what?
Yes it makes it a bit easier to handle the CPU. Use a cotton ball, Q-tip, or Kleenex to wipe the TIM off.
post #12 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by daltontechnogeek View Post
with alcohol, should i take it out of the socket or what?
I just leave it in the socket. Don't have to worry about bending pins on accident.
'Pooter
(15 items)
 
Server
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 830 x4 Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H MSI GTX 460 Hawk 12 gigs (2x2 and 2x4) Corsair DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung  Samsung DVD-RW  Samsung DVD-RW  Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 ASUS VH242H 23.6" Logitech MX 3200 Wireless Antec Neo Eco 620 
CaseMouseOther
Antec P-180 Mini Logitech MX 3200 Wireless Crucial m4 128  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X2 210e Gigiabyte MA785GMT-UDH2 ATI Radeon HD 4200 G.Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ SSD Seagate SSHD Corsair A50 WHS 2011 
PowerCase
Antec Neo Eco 400 Antec 300 
  hide details  
Reply
'Pooter
(15 items)
 
Server
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 830 x4 Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H MSI GTX 460 Hawk 12 gigs (2x2 and 2x4) Corsair DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung  Samsung DVD-RW  Samsung DVD-RW  Cooler Master Hyper 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 ASUS VH242H 23.6" Logitech MX 3200 Wireless Antec Neo Eco 620 
CaseMouseOther
Antec P-180 Mini Logitech MX 3200 Wireless Crucial m4 128  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athlon II X2 210e Gigiabyte MA785GMT-UDH2 ATI Radeon HD 4200 G.Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
OCZ SSD Seagate SSHD Corsair A50 WHS 2011 
PowerCase
Antec Neo Eco 400 Antec 300 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 
Ok, thanks guys, any precautions while cleaning?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T@ 4.0GHZ 1.416v Asus Crosshair IV Formula Radeon HD5850 G.SKILL PI Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
WD Caviar Black 640 GB 6.0 Gb/s LG 22X DVD Burner Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10 CORSAIR HX Series 1000W 
Case
Antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T@ 4.0GHZ 1.416v Asus Crosshair IV Formula Radeon HD5850 G.SKILL PI Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
WD Caviar Black 640 GB 6.0 Gb/s LG 22X DVD Burner Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10 CORSAIR HX Series 1000W 
Case
Antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 27
Don't leave any lint behind.
post #15 of 27
Not really, I just use a tissue and White Spirit/Rubbing Alc as said a lot of people use Qtips too, but they leave lint as the guy above me just said, I just put a tissie tight to my finger.

There is not much that can go wrong, just don't pour the Spirit on the motherboard or apply a crazy amount of pressure, it's very hard to get wrong.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k GA-Z77MX-D3H Palit Jetstream 680 4GB 4 X 2GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (1600MHz/CAS8 @ 1.5v) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
60GB Corsair Force + 2TB RAID0 + 500GB Antec Kühler 620 w/AP-14 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell U2711 (2560 x 1440) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch (MX Blues) Corsair HX650 Lian Li PC-U6B Razer Deathadder 3.5G 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k GA-Z77MX-D3H Palit Jetstream 680 4GB 4 X 2GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (1600MHz/CAS8 @ 1.5v) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
60GB Corsair Force + 2TB RAID0 + 500GB Antec Kühler 620 w/AP-14 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell U2711 (2560 x 1440) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch (MX Blues) Corsair HX650 Lian Li PC-U6B Razer Deathadder 3.5G 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 27
I use an old junk board to hold mine while cleaning. The socket keeps the pins safe, and I'm not fussed about snapping anything off while I do my cleaning.
Ryzen 5 1600
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 MSI B350 Gaming Plus Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE2 OC 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LED, PC4-24... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Samsung PM961 Polaris M.2 NVMe  1TB Toshiba DT01ACA100 3.5" HDD, SATA III  Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 64 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Unicomp Model M 650W EVGA SuperNOVA G1, 80PLUS Gold, Full Modular Kolink Luminosity Cooler Master Reaper Aluminium 
  hide details  
Reply
Ryzen 5 1600
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 MSI B350 Gaming Plus Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE2 OC 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LED, PC4-24... 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Samsung PM961 Polaris M.2 NVMe  1TB Toshiba DT01ACA100 3.5" HDD, SATA III  Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 64 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Unicomp Model M 650W EVGA SuperNOVA G1, 80PLUS Gold, Full Modular Kolink Luminosity Cooler Master Reaper Aluminium 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks everybody, hopefully it all goes well
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T@ 4.0GHZ 1.416v Asus Crosshair IV Formula Radeon HD5850 G.SKILL PI Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
WD Caviar Black 640 GB 6.0 Gb/s LG 22X DVD Burner Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10 CORSAIR HX Series 1000W 
Case
Antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1090T@ 4.0GHZ 1.416v Asus Crosshair IV Formula Radeon HD5850 G.SKILL PI Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
WD Caviar Black 640 GB 6.0 Gb/s LG 22X DVD Burner Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10 CORSAIR HX Series 1000W 
Case
Antec 1200 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 27
Rubbing alcohol and paper towel or cloth and your set to go. Very simple process, just be careful.
AMD Rig
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3 3.8 GHz 1.4v Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X Overclock Edition 8 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Kingston HyperX Genesis 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W CoolerMaster HAF 932 AMD Edition CM Storm Spawn 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QcK Heavy Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
AMD Rig
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3 3.8 GHz 1.4v Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X Overclock Edition 8 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Kingston HyperX Genesis 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W CoolerMaster HAF 932 AMD Edition CM Storm Spawn 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QcK Heavy Asus Xonar DG 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 27
I'm surprised I'm the only person that uses acetone.

Some TIMs are quite the headache to remove with isopropyl. (shin-etsu and ic-7 are prime examples in my experience) Acetone almost instantly removes them with no harm to the cpu/heatsink...just, if you use regular nail polish remover (with acetone) you need to give it a little rub down with iso. to remove any scented oils/additives.

And I've been using it for years with no misfortunes.
post #20 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by mongoloid View Post
Acetone (nail polish remover - non fragranced, non moisturizing) and a q-tip or a lint free cloth.

*edit: I use straight acetone to clean off TIM...you can use nail polish remover, but follow up with isopropyl to remover residue left behind by the npr...some nprs have fragrant oils that can affect tim.
Why bother using acetone? Isopropyl alcohol works just fine. YOu're not getting anything "cleaner" by using acetone. If anything, you could potentially cause damage to the PCB. Acetone eats plastics.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimpleTech View Post
Yes it makes it a bit easier to handle the CPU. Use a cotton ball, Q-tip, or Kleenex to wipe the TIM off.
Just use a regular old paper towel. All of the things you've mentioned will come apart once they get saturated.
Quote:
Originally Posted by YangerD View Post
Rubbing alcohol and paper towel or cloth and your set to go. Very simple process, just be careful.
Pretty much this.

Here's a really easy and fast way to do it.

Grab half of a paper towel, wipe off the majority of the TIM dry. As you'll see, the metal will be "stained" from where the TIM was since most TIM is oil based. Then, take the other half of the paper towel, fold it over a few times, put some isopropyl alcohol on it, wipe the IHS and heatsink.

Then look at the CPU IHS at an angle towards the light an you'll be able to literally see the alcohol evaporate.

There's no more to it than that. It's not surgery, you're simply cleaning metal. Just be sure you're grounded when working on any of the components within the case.
Black Box
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-Vpro Evga 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D MX 518 Allsop Creative XFi Xtreme music 
  hide details  
Reply
Black Box
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770k Asus P8Z77-Vpro Evga 780 Classified Crucial Ballistix 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
A-Data 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Pioneer BDR-207DBK Corsair H80 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 pro 64 Hannspree 25" 1080p LCD 2ms Razer Lycosa PC Power & Cooling 760w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 550D MX 518 Allsop Creative XFi Xtreme music 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Cleaning my cpu