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Removing the thermal paste

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G'day

 

A quick question...

In my haste to get my new rig up and running I realised that I didn't have any Artic Silver. So I just decided that the thermal paste that is already applied will be good enough. Now of course I have some ArticSilver and want to put it on.

 

Is it right that after a while, the paste generally 'melts' onto the surface and is very difficult to remove thoroughly? Or can I just use the good ol' rubbing alcohol to get it of before applying the new.

 

Appreciate any advice....

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There are three items in my arsenal for removing thermal compounds....rubbing alcohol (isopropyl), Acetone (nail polish remover) and lighter fluid. One of those will remove it, regardless of how long it's been on there.

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Yeah...Make SURE you use a Q-Tip. It seemed small at first, so I tried a napkin: bad idea. You get little bits of napkin all over and they are hard to get off.

 

~Ibrahim~

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