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Old 11-04-2006, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is it ok to use 70% isopropyl alcohol instead of high purity isopropyl alcohol, which is 90% and up, to clean the thermal paste off my CPU and GPU?
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Old 11-04-2006, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I do, so it must be :freak:
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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so 70% is fine?
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Old 11-04-2006, 09:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not gonna buy you a new CPU if it turns out it's not okay. But I do it. So it should be, as far as I know?
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Old 11-04-2006, 11:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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70% just means thats it's intesity is lower than something like 98% (which i use). I imagine that if it does anything, it will just be harder to clean with. I doubt it will screw up your cpu if you know what you're doing.
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it does matter. and 70% doesnt mean its intensity. it means wat percentage of solvent is 70% isopropyl
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I use 70% all the time and it work's fine,It doe's the same job as the higher percent one's,It just take's 1 extra second to dry.
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so wait.. when you wanna take off liek a chipset cooler .. how do you go about that? liek on an old rig today ijsut twisted it off bc its getting junked .... im taking it to class so the teacher can sho the class slot mobos and slot cpus...
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Okay. Thanks for the info Shumway
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