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Old 06-09-2004, 05:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cleaning misplaced Thermal Compound?

My friend has given me a 1.4Ghz Duron and there is Silver/Copper thermal compound all over the cache and pads. I have tried giving it a light scrub with a q-tip and alcohol but don't want to damage the cache or anything. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to clean up the compound from inbetween the cache?

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Old 06-09-2004, 07:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What you are using is good. Just make sure you are grounded when cleaning up and don't rub too hard. You can actually use quite a bit of alcool to clean the mess up since it will not attack any copper or plastic. Make sure you dry your part before you reinstall them. INstead of the Q-tip, just use a small paint brush available in any hobby shop (approx 1/2 inch wide)with fairly stiff bristles well soaked in alcool. That's what we use in the shop and it works great If you can, use a magnyfing glass to make sure that there is no residue left on the contacts when your cleaning is done since arctic silver is conductive.
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