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Old 02-21-2005, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.

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yup alcohol or acetone, long as it evaporates and its non corrosive
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I don't recommend acetone, use high-purity isopropyl rubbing alcohol
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