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Old 11-03-2006, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do I use to get the stock thermal pad off off a stock CPU heatsink. it is a Core 2 Duo E6600

I want to use Artic Silver 5 instead of the thermal pad.

Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just use some isopropyl alcohol.
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yeah, any relatively high purity alcohol (no not the stuff you drink) should do it. personally i use methylated spirits because it's cheaper. isopropyl is probably the best. don't confuse a thermal pad with thermal paste. it should be thermal paste on the e6600. different cleaners should be used for a thermal pad which is wax based.
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wait a minute i remember being told never use rubbing alchohol on a computer?

and isnt rubbing alchohal and isopropyl alcohol the exact same thing?
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rubbing alcohol is less pure than what would be branded as isopropyl. i don't know where you heard that but i doubt it. isopropyl is an age old solution, it's a solvent that dissolves only what you want and evaporates quickly. it doesn't get much better than that.
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