I need a way to clean old thermal paste off a cpu, I can't seem to get hold of any isopropyl, as all chemists near me don't have it haha, sucks, so what other ways are there please.
I also need a way to apply arctic silver 5 easily, I'm changing mobo, so need to change thermal paste at the same time, I'm going from the stock crap, to arctic silver 5.
I've heard the rice grain trick is put a bit of paste on the cpu, in the middle, rice grain size, then put the stock heatsink on top of it, and push it down twisting it slightly, is this the best method?
Thanks in advance
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I suggest using Isopropyl alcohol and cotton balls, you can buy both from just about any corner/grocery store. (No need for a chemist, they are household items for treating scraps etc..) Place the new thermal paste in the center of the heat sink about the size of a pea, no need to twist the heat sink that will just throw off the way it naturally spreads.
I've tried absulutly everywhere to get isopropyl, no where near me has it.
Or is this ok actually, didnt think of this and it'd be easier to get.
Dont waste ur money on that use surgical spirit No dbt that product is meant to remove
It's more that I'm not sure if the surgical spirit at my local asda is the correct one
Ohkay go fr the artic clean then
Use it with cttn buds
Dnt frget to close the post
I apoligise for opening this again, but I have some surgical spirits, but it has 2.5% castor oil in it, is this still ok to use?
No castor oil can frm a layer on the surface so its a big no
And no problem in that u feel free like contactin me u can even do me a PM so dnt wrry about dat
I attempted to, but it said your name was invalid, I thought surgical spirits were all based with a bit of caster oil, otherwise I'm not sure what to do, I can't get any isopropyl alcohole rub till Monday, and I need it for tomorrow.
Just go into the crrnt thread and click the mssg bttn u ll surely b able to
U can try it but my reccomendation would b nailplish remover fr now
I'm just a little bit concerned about that one, that's why I ask, as I know it could potentially corrosive, that's a bit of a concern. In my eyes, I don't want to damage my processor or heatsink, that's why I'm trying to find different ways of doing it.
Do u have vodka???
I don't, I'm 18 tomorrow haha, but I am able to go to novatech tomorrow and grab some of the arcticlean stuff, so I think tht should be ok.
Yeah perfectly more than ohkay Happy b day if u r turnin 18 tommorow
Thanks bud, got a new case and mobo for my birthday as long as that stuff will be ok, I'm sorted