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Windows 7: How do you clean CPU thermal paste off the cpu????

06 Nov 2009   #11
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexium View Post
I'm using etanol to wipe thermal grease out. Don't know if it's the best way but it works fine for me.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzzTNTzzz View Post
the best thermal paste is Arctic Silver 5
No, it's not the best. Arctic Cooling MX-2 or OCZ Freeze Extreme are better, and the best thermointerfaces are those based on liquid metal.
Etanol ok... is there a product you can buy??


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06 Nov 2009   #12
bytebull

Windows 7 Premium Retail
 
 

do you smoke cigarettes? if so you need to get a few caps of jel and keep them handy and clean your fan and sink about once a month. You will be amazed how much gets in there if your a smoker.

otherwise if you have a decent fan and sink your within the range not to worry to much. good jel will help but not that much.

Keep your vents open from debris and keep your comp clean.

but if you just feel compelled to replace your jel.... remember what I said. use a static wrist guard.

one little static electron and that CPU is GONE.
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06 Nov 2009   #13
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bytebull View Post
do you smoke cigarettes? if so you need to get a few caps of jel and keep them handy and clean your fan and sink about once a month. You will be amazed how much gets in there if your a smoker.

otherwise if you have a decent fan and sink your within the range not to worry to much. good jel will help but not that much.

Keep your vents open from debris and keep your comp clean.

but if you just feel compelled to replace your jel.... remember what I said. use a static wrist guard.

one little static electron and that CPU is GONE.
Fans are all clean nothing is blocked... and I dont smoke
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06 Nov 2009   #14
alexium

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gamer1238 View Post
Etanol ok... is there a product you can buy??
Can't you buy etanol? In pharmacy shop?
You can also use mere vodka, it's 40%etanol/60%water, works good too.
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06 Nov 2009   #15
Gamer1238

Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexium View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gamer1238 View Post
Etanol ok... is there a product you can buy??
Can't you buy etanol? In pharmacy shop?
You can also use mere vodka, it's 40%etanol/60%water, works good too.
Hmm ok what about isopropyl alcohol??
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06 Nov 2009   #16
alexium

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

My thought is alcohol may contain shugar or other unwanted substances, so choose with caution.
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06 Nov 2009   #17
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

You don't really need anything substance to clean the cpu. Use a paper towel and q tips. Lap it carefully after if you want to be extra nice.
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06 Nov 2009   #18
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gamer1238 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alexium View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gamer1238 View Post
Etanol ok... is there a product you can buy??
Can't you buy etanol? In pharmacy shop?
You can also use mere vodka, it's 40%etanol/60%water, works good too.
Hmm ok what about isopropyl alcohol??
Isopropyl is actually the best alcohol for these types of cleaning purposes because it evaporates completely without leaving any residue. Booze will obviously contain some non-alcoholic additives, even vodka(!), and ethanol (methylated spirits actually - you can't buy pure ethanol unless you work in a lab) leaves crud behind when it evaporates.

That's why isopropyl is used (by old people) to clean video and tape heads.

However, as torrentg said, I really don't think it matters in this context. A damp paper towel will do nicely.
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06 Nov 2009   #19
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
That's why isopropyl is used (by old people) to clean video and tape heads.
I know the feeling well, although I now have to consider myself "old." hah

Before I got my first cd burner when they were first available, I'd store my .mp3s to highest quality vhs tapes I could find.
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06 Nov 2009   #20
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
That's why isopropyl is used (by old people) to clean video and tape heads.
I know the feeling well, although I now have to consider myself "old." hah

Before I got my first cd burner when they were first available, I'd store my .mp3s to highest quality vhs tapes I could find.
Don't worry - I'm so old I've owned a "Walkman"

Now there's a once-ubiquitous term which has gone the way of the Dodo.
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