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Old 08-09-2005, 08:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there an easy way to remove existing thermal grease so i can apply new grease?
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Put some rubbing alcohol on a Q-Tip and carefully rub the paste away.
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will that completely remove?
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If the old one is just grease then yes, if its that waxy pad then no you need a credit card to scrape it away.........
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i just use a paper towel, works for me
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I used a paper towel to remove the stock thermal grease from the heatsink AMD gave me. I then apllied an Arctic silver knockoff grease because the chemical components were the same!

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If the old one is just grease then yes, if its that waxy pad then no you need a credit card to scrape it away.........
is that that crap that's on some heatsinks when you get them?
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if it was a pad, you'd know it. if it's grease, it's not a solid. It's tough, and very sticky, but by no means is it a solid.

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Well, it was perfectly square, so I assume it's a pad.


thermal grease is cool stuff though.
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the thermal grease already with heatsinks is usually a perfect quadrilateral. Mine was. They use machines to apply that stuff. It's entirely possible it's grease, but that's not the point. scrape it off either way. Use a credit card on both if you want, but use a lint free towel to wipe the rest of the stuff off.

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