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Old 03-18-2006, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody!!! If I replace a CPU heatsink and fan do i have to clean off the old paste on the cpu before putting on the new stuff?
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Yes, you do. Take some alcohol and water on a Q-Tip and rub the old stuff off, careful not to get it into any of the components.
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You have to clean it every time you change the HSF. Ive heard this stuff works really good: ArctiClean. Or like macdude saide, use some alcohol and carefully clean off all the old paste.
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What kinda isopropyl rubbing alcohol should i use? Like the 99% stuff you get at the pharmacy or the 70% stuff on the grocery-store shelves
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Use the higher content alcohol, it evaporates much cleaner. I believe 91% is what is recommended.
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.......i meant yes..
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lol yeah, nice cover.

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I believe 91% is what is recommended.
99% baby Gets even the most stubborn pastes off and evaporates almost immediately.
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