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Old 11-01-2005, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the name of that thermal compound that you guys always talk about using on your CPU or GPU to help bring it down a few degrees?
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Exactly what I was lookin for, thanks as usual PZEROFGH.

Using rubbing alcohol to get the old stuff off won't hurt my chip right?
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yes...rubbing alcohol
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What I found to be useful is the 409 stuff u clean your kitchen with. You can basically wipe AS5 and other thick thermal compound by applying a wet towel and using a twisting motion to clean it,

I used to wipe it horizontally and vertically but it just spreads farther apart, if you apply firm(but not too hard) pressure on the thermal paste and twist it, the stuff comes off instantly. I used anything from Pine-SOl to water and they all worked fine.
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Eww not water... Rubbing alcohol because it evaporates quicker.
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Old 11-01-2005, 10:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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and since water does not evaporat like alcohol you risk a shorting you comp
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