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Old 03-18-2008, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am about to change my CPU fan has anyone ever used these:
Isopropyl alcohol 70% pads remove old thermal paste etc on eBid.net United Kingdom

and if so how good are they?

I can only seem to find Isopropyl alcohol at 70% here in the UK does anyone else know where I can get a higher alcohol content. Thank you
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you dont need a higher percentage
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I use the regular alcohol wipes. My mom's a nurse so i have tons of them sitting around.
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I just use over the counter isopropyl alcohol that you can get at any grocery store/pharmacy applied using cotton balls, it works just fine.

If you want a higher percent, get some Everclear, and if you are under age, I am just kidding.
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Should use a coffee filter rather than cotton balls. Cotton balls are likely to leave behind fluff.
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well I guess with these Isopropyl alcohol pads it will make it easier just using it as a wipe then cleaning it up.
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Should use a coffee filter rather than cotton balls. Cotton balls are likely to leave behind fluff.
I've always used cotton balls, and if there's any fluff (there's never much if any), you remove said fluff, lol.
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I've always used cotton balls, and if there's any fluff (there's never much if any), you remove said fluff, lol.
Or you can just avoid the fluff all together and use coffee filters, lol. That's what I've used, coffee filters/isopropyl alcohol.
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I use the regular alcohol wipes. My mom's a nurse so i have tons of them sitting around.
thats what i use is regular alcohol pads because my step-dad and neighbor are nurses and we have them everywhere too!
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I just use over the counter isopropyl alcohol that you can get at any grocery store/pharmacy applied using cotton balls, it works just fine.

If you want a higher percent, get some Everclear, and if you are under age, I am just kidding.
Same here, just have to make sure you don't leave any residue ! However having a higher alcohol content will not help you, it will raise the chance that the pad, cotton ball, soft-fiber, or whatever you chose to use will dry up and leave stuff you don't want on your heat sink or processor head.
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