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Old 03-15-2007, 06:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound. The instructions say that before i put the compound on the CPU, i should clean it with some sort of alcohol. I was wondering how necessary this was to get the full effect of the new thermal compound. Or if i do have to clean it, is there anything a little more household that i can clean the CPU with?

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Rubbing alcohol from your bathroom will be fine.

Make sure all alcohol has completly evaporated before placing CPU back in socket, and before applying AS5.

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Just make sure u dont get any of the rubbing alcohol on the MB, because rubbing alcohol is REALLY bad for your electrical terminals.
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i just use windex suits me, but make sure u spray on cloth not on cpu
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only use methylated spirits or isopropyl for this. i definitely would not use windex.
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