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I have yet to damage any PCBs with Acetone. Then again, I am applying it with caution. It makes TIM removal quite easy in my experience...use whatever you're comfortable with.
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I have yet to damage any PCBs with Acetone. Then again, I am applying it with caution. It makes TIM removal quite easy in my experience...use whatever you're comfortable with.
I had a bad experience with acetone and plastics years ago, now I never get acetone around them.

But I agree with you, use whatever you're comfortable with.
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Why buy that for $10 when isopropyl alcohol costs $1 pretty much anywhere?
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Why buy that for $10 when isopropyl alcohol costs $1 pretty much anywhere?
I rather be safe then sorry. If i know 100% it will or won't mess up my cpu ill give it a shot.
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I use computer screen cleaning tissues, the CPU still works.
post #27 of 27
Honestly Arctic clean works flippin' amazing. If you take two cpu's that are fully cured with AS5 and use Arctic clean on one and Rubbing Alcohol on the other AC will pull out more TIM than the alcohol will. This all depending on how clean you want to get it, you probably won't notice a difference in temps at all between the two. I highly recommend using AC on for memory chips, the surface is rougher and more porous and holds on to TIM like nobody's business.
    
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