heatsink removal

tehczar

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well i decided to get a new hsf as the stock amd one that came with my 3800X2 was a peice of shit. After removing the hsf what should I use to clean the thermal compound off the processor. the video on the amd website just said a wipe does that mean just any old generic wipe or what??
 

AnonymousI

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Use a Xylene based cleaner like GooOff - the odor is strong so use in a well ventilated area. Its best on those hard to remove gunk from thermal pads. For best results, dampen a cloth with goo off and place it on top of the cpu die only and apply light pressure. After a couple of minutes, wipe the cpu clean. Then use high purity isopropyl alcohol using q-tips to remove any impurities.
 
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