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post #1 of 13
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this is pretty old school question...but the prob is i can't get any kind of alcoholic stuff like even isopryl alcohol in here....u know why;)

so is there any effective way to do so?

i have bought Arctic Silver 5 cuz thats what i can get here but how much do i apply to my Q6600**...i am getting 3.6ghz stable..it does boot @3.8 ghz but the temps r horrible!!..so just want to change my TIM cuz my stock TIM is pretty BAD..

thanx:)
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post #2 of 13
Acetone will do. Solvent will too.

If you can't any of those... Well, rub hard with some cotton and it'll be alright.
   
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post #3 of 13
Toilet roll, work's for me.
post #4 of 13
Nail polish remover, I grab some from the missus and it works like a charm, tried cooking oil once, worked, but messy.... >.>
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post #5 of 13
Spit and toilet roll. No joke tongue.gif

Got me out of many situations.
post #6 of 13
Radio Shack, 2 part Arctic brand paste removal stuff... works like a champ. The above suggestions work too...

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3964625
 
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post #7 of 13
White spirit and a paper towel works well.
    
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wow nail polish,cooking oil...this is the first time i heard these stuffs but unless these works no prob for me..
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Originally Posted by westevilspirit777;12876015 
wow nail polish,cooking oil...this is the first time i heard these stuffs but unless these works no prob for me..

Hey dont judge me! It wasnt my fault i was stuck in a jungle with just a my sig rig, a bottle of cooking oil and some nail polish remover!

Edit: On a serious note, they did work though ^_^, but i dont recommend the cooking oil.. its too messy to my liking...
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quit-drinking-alcohol.jpg

Someone had to do it.
    
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