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Cleaning old TIM before applying the Hyper212?

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Hi,

I was wondering, how should I clean up the TIM on my cpu before I apply my hyper 212 +? For first boot before I got my hyper 212, I installed the stock CPU cooler. Now, I have to remove it but what should I do about the TIM resdue on the top of the CPU?

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post #2 of 8
Use isopropyl alcohol (91% is best, but 70% will do) and a q-tip or some paper towel if that's all you have.
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post #3 of 8
^^ agreed

also, if you don't have any lint-free wipes use a coffee filter. no joke.
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Yup, id remove it. Because once removed, it can form impurities in your thermal material which can cause hot spots to form on your CPU.
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Rubbing alcohol and paper towel or coffee filter.
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Who is this "TIM" you speak of?
    
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Who is this "TIM" you speak of?
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post #8 of 8
Use isopropyl alcohol and q-tips. For the alcohol, try to get 90% or higher concentration (less water on your parts). Or if you're like me and have a chemist for a mom, get her to "borrow" some 100% isopropyl alcohol and lint-free Chem-Wipes.
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