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very very light print of thermal under cpu HELP!

post #1 of 9
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Will this effect a system and can it be cleaned. I must have touched a bottom corner under the cpu somehow and it is a very light but white small finger print under the cpu. I don't know what to do.
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post #2 of 9
Do you mean you have some TIM touching the cpu?

Clean it with alcohol and a Qtip.
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post #3 of 9
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yes its tim on this part of the cpu
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post #4 of 9
Rubbing alcohol and a qtip..lightly
post #5 of 9
No no no no. Qtip will leave fuzzies. Use a very, I mean very soft tooth brush with 100% pure alcohol. Soak the brush real good and lightly brush it off with outward strokes. Dont rub it in.
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They all sound good. Is there a special very soft toothbrush?
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post #7 of 9
Not really, just make sure it is soft. Soak the toothbrush good, and lightly brush it out. Almost letting the alcohol do most of the work. I have had to clean a few CPUs this way when someone got a little happy with the TIM.
post #8 of 9
alcohol on a cloth you use to wipe your glasses with works very well too and solves the whole "fuzzies" problem. though i have yet to run into any problems with this method
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post #9 of 9
Not sure about pins, but for the other side of the cpu I use a coffee filter and alcohol which leaves nothing behind. You could carefully use that folded to a fine edge to clean in between the pins possibly.
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