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Old 12-30-2005, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,

I'm looking to get a AMD CPU that comes w/ heatsink. I was told that it comes w/ a thermal pad on the HS and that I should take it off and replace it w/ thermal grease. I ordered ARCTIC SILVER 5. So my question is......

How do you get off the thermal pad? What's the best way? Is it easy to do?

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Old 12-30-2005, 12:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Peel/scrape it off?
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w/ what?
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Rubbing alcohol!!
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I've been using this kit.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arcticlean.htm
Honestly, it's the most amazing stuff ever. A few drops and the TIM just breaks down and comes off in a few seconds. Then you use the surface purifier and clean off the residue. Totally clean in under a minute.

I've used Rubbing Alcohol, but sometimes it takes forever....
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Yes, rubbing alcohol, a credit card and a que tip is generally all you need
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