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I have a 8800 GTS and i decided to clean the old fart. The sticker started to come off so i said why not just take the whole plastic cover off and clean it up. I took both stickers off but my only problem is that there is still glue on the plastic casing that i CANNOT GET OFF! I have tried submerging it in very hot water at least 3 times and i tried goof off but it doesn't want to budge at all!
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2nd part:
I also wanted to replace the tim and i noticed that the thermal pads were starting to show their age. What thermal pads would you guys suggest? Should i put tim between the thermal pad and the cooler?

Pics will be below in attached files.


Edited by jach11 - 3/19/11 at 10:57am
post #2 of 22
Go to wal mart and get something called "goo gone", works amazing I use it to clean everything from tree sap on my cars, the dealer decal glue, dirty dishes and things like that.. It's amazing.

That looks like it will have to soak in goo gone for about 5 mins but no problem after that, just a bit of elbow grease.
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rubbing alcohol could work, but I don't know if thats smart.
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right now i dont have the time to go out to walmart so i would have to buy from an online store. What about the thermal pads? Which should i use?
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rubbing alcohol could work, but I don't know if thats smart.
no don't use alchohol, use goo gone, it's way better and won't damage it.
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post #6 of 22
I've used alcohol and mineral spirits.

Here's a list of things that could work.
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right now i dont have the time to go out to walmart so i would have to buy from an online store. What about the thermal pads? Which should i use?
Thermal pads are reusable, you can use the same one.
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right now i dont have the time to go out to walmart so i would have to buy from an online store. What about the thermal pads? Which should i use?
Same thing, goo gone.. Don't use goo gone on actual Computer components like cleaning thermal paste on a CPU/GPU, use Isopropyl for that... how do you not have time to go to wal mart? lol your on OCN and going to wal mart would be faster than buying online lol..
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post #9 of 22
As weird as it may sound, try some unleaded gasoline.
Works wonders on stubborn glue.

Also great to remove those light scuffs on walls or such.
Just make sure you damp a rag lightly, then rub.

And clean it up after.

However, not sure if the gas would damage any of the plastic.
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DOT 4 brake fluid. Go Go GOOOO!!!
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