Re-applying thermal paste- need suggestions for cleaning old layer - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-21-2005, 08:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 976
Question Re-applying thermal paste- need suggestions for cleaning old layer

I wish to apply a new layer of thermal paste for my CPU/heatsink (see below).

Would anyone here recommend Acetone for removing the old layer? I've read up that this is a substance that is used, an alternative being high-purity isopropyl alcohol.

Any knowledgable suggestions appreciated.


AMD X2 4400+ Toledo 1MB/Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe/2GB Kingston HyperX/SLI Gigabyte 7800 GTX 256MB/Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Plat w/ Creative Inspire 6.1 speakers /180GB Hitachi PATA/19\" AG Neovo F-419 LCD/OCZ PowerStream 600W PSU/WinXP Home SP2
DoomUK is offline  
Old 02-21-2005, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 242
Send a message via AIM to DyNaStY336

use the alcohol

• Antec Super Lanboy case
• Asus P4SD-LA Mobo
• Intel P4 2.6GHz HT @ 3.11/960fsb
• 1.75GB PC2700 DDR Memory
• 120g HD
• Atapi CD-ROM
• HP DVD Writer 300n
• Creative SB Audigy2 NX
• Logitech Z-640 5.1 speakers
• PNY 6800 GT @ 408/1.1
• Logitech Dual Action Game Pad
• Windows XP Home
• Mag Innovision 19\" Lcd Monitor [no ghosts :)]
CSS: {TF}Dynasty336
DyNaStY336 is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 07:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
Enterprise SCCM\SCOM
jseber1982's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Posts: 904
Send a message via ICQ to jseber1982 Send a message via AIM to jseber1982 Send a message via Yahoo to jseber1982

yup alcohol or acetone, long as it evaporates and its non corrosive
jseber1982 is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 03:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,937

I don't recommend acetone, use high-purity isopropyl rubbing alcohol
ekÆsine is offline  
Old 02-22-2005, 04:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 549
Send a message via AIM to bigtimeballer50

water? lol
bigtimeballer50 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.