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Old 02-23-2009, 08:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Dont drink coffee and thats why i wet the q tips. I'll try filters next time i need to clean a heat sink.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't drink coffee either, but I picked up myself a package of filters, and they last forever lol.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:23 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well I am a coffee drinker, so I will ask.... and Im serious (for once).... Carnage, do you use the regular "bleached/white" ones ? They don't harm anything ? Because we use unbleached (brown) ones, au natural lol

I'm thinking theres no difference, but since we are on filters for cleaning, thought I'd ask ya.
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Don't think there's a difference. I use the white ones (have a 200pk of ShurFine 'basket style' ones that I use), and they work fine for me. I normally use a dry one to wipe excess paste off of both heatsink/CPU, and then wet either the other side or a new filter with alcohol, and then clean them off the best that I can.
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ok sounds good, thanks !
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No problem .
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i'm quoting from a post i made about a week or so ago
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run the cpu at a good load using something like prime95 for 5-10 minutes before removing the heatsink. that should loosen up the thermal grease. then try and remove the clips first and twist the heatsink a bit before trying to pull up. that should break the seal.
i was responding to someone who did the same thing.
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Nice Tip nite, Thanks! I will do that before I take one off next time and try it out
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Hmm, will have to remember that next time, Nite. Thanks for the tip.
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you're welcome, also it seems i forgot to mention to turn the computer off first, that might be a good idea :$

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