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Old 10-21-2007, 06:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to clean some old thermal paste off a HSF and CPU and i have been told to rub it off with something lint free and im wondering if i can use these:



They are ear buds that you can clear your ears with.

I really dont have a clue what lint free things are so if you know any can you tell me please?
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's not lint-free. It leaves little pieces of cotton. Just use a tissue to wipe off the big mess. Then use a cotton shirt or cloth to finish it off. Use alcohol-water with the clean-up.
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A Q-tip? Never heard of one... lol

I really dont know I use industrial pos toilet paper with alcohol. I have had q-tips rip apart on me and tissues leave parts of itself behind. The crappy toliet paper is like sandpaper on the *** and doesnt leave anything behind. lol
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arctic clean kit + toilet paper = your best option
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The crappy toliet paper is like sandpaper on the *** and doesnt leave anything behind. lol
lmao.

I have heard people talk about Q-Tips but i always thought it was just a slang way of spelling 'cue tip' as in a tip of a snooker cue lol. But I suppose it is a brand in America or something?

Peter, when you say alcohol water, I suppose that i can use this as well?

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Q-tip is a popular brand of ear swabs in America. Yes.
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There fine use them , I did when re-applied my paste.
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I used a coffee filter when I cleaned mine off. We have some cheapy-brand q-tips at my house.. and they come apart way too easy >.<. If you're gonna use one, make sure it's a good quality one that doesn't break apart.
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cotton balls + iso.91 = my best friend
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Coffee filters and alcohol are what I use. I think it's actually suggested on arctic silver's site (might be wrong though) under the how to part.
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