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post #1 of 11
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Hey all!
I just got my Noctua ND-H14 and i was wondering how i should go about cleaning the old thermal paste off of my CPU, as well as how much I should apply with the new thermal compund.

Also, anything i else i should know about this cooler or the process of mounting it.
post #2 of 11
Alcohol to clean it off.

I use the pea method, just a small dot in the center.
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post #3 of 11
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Can i use a cotton ball with the alcohol?
post #4 of 11
That might tear, I use a wash cloth corner.
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post #5 of 11
Cotton balls will leave 'lint' behind...use a clean terry cloth or lint free towel.
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post #7 of 11
If it's the white gunk, I use goo-gone to remove it, then clean it off with good ol' dish soap and water after the gook is removed. I've been doing it this way for a loooong time with no problems.
post #8 of 11
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This. Or use some type of lint free cloth with some ispropyl alcohol.
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post #9 of 11
Coffee filter works wonders.
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post #10 of 11
Coffee filter and isopropyl alcohol is cheap and effective.
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