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or do i have to use 70% isopropyl alcohol.
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as long as the other 50% is distilled water, then you shouldn't have a problem. Problems arise when the filler, the parts other than the alcohol, has a petrolium base. The petrolium leaves a film that degrades the performance of the TIM.
    
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YES. It just takes longer to dry. Hell, you can even wash you cpu parts in water, just don't use it till it's 100% dry mind you.

But for cases like these, go to your nearest superwalmart and buy the 91% isoproyl alcohol for like 3 bucks a liter.
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it's the 50% isopropyl alcohol that's in the bottle, not the the little ones that comes in the package.
@hollwtek, i want to clean my cpu now though.
Edited by AWESOME_3_SOME - 2/27/11 at 9:21pm
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post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by AWESOME_3_SOME;12551126 
it's the 50% isopropyl alcohol that's in the bottle, not the the little ones that comes in the package.

Its fine. The 50% will only make it dry a short time slower.
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post #6 of 10
It will be fine.
Let it dry overnight if you're worried.
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If the other ingredient is water, and NO petrolium based additives, then you should be fine to do it now. Just make sure that the other ingredient is water, and nothing else.
    
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alright guys thanks, time to clean off my cpu smile.gif
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yeah i just check it says, Inactive Ingredient is Purified Water so i'm good to go.
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post #10 of 10
Safe, yes.

The best option, no.

I always use 91% isopropyl alcohol.

Another tip; use a paper coffee filter instead of paper towels, cotton balls, Q-tips, etc. They are virtually lint-free, which cannot be said of many other options.
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