Originally posted by molsen
IMO there's no reason to buy arcti-clean. If it takes half the time of isopropyl alcohol then it takes 3 seconds instead of 6. not worth the price.
Have you ever cleaned an old thermal pad off of a CPU die or heatsink dude? It doesn't take just 6 seconds with alcohol. It takes a few minutes of loosing up and strubing to get all that stuff off. Plus then you are left with residue.
The arctic silver product gets the surfaces clean and spotless in under 20 seconds tops...
In my business on of the routine maintainence jobs I do on older systems that I service is removal of old paste and reapplication of AS5. On any CPU, along with completely cleaning the dusty nasty heatsinks & fans... So the more time I can save the better. I used to use alcohol.. it sucks... takes way too long.
If you've got all day... use your alcohol... i'll spend $12 freakin' dollars for the good stuff that will last me 20 to 30 times...
pffff... too expensive... right...