Solved Please! I Need help and tips on how to properly clean and apply thermal paste to heatsink and cpu! Tags: Heatsinks Thermal Compound CPUs Last response: July 15, 2014 9:50 AM in CPUs Share rafaelpastrano July 15, 2014 8:48:20 AM Hello people! I recently started learning about fixing computers and I am replacing the CUP's Fan and Heatsink on my Inspiron 1564. I bought the parts new and I also bought the Artic Silver 5 Thermal compound kit with the cleaning solutions and stuff. I just want to know how careful should i be when cleaning the cpu? can i actually use the cleaning liquids on it? or how should I proceed? Any suggestions or things i should know? Thank you. More about : tips properly clean apply thermal paste heatsink cpu Reply to rafaelpastrano Best solution Minstedmaz a b à CPUs July 15, 2014 8:51:36 AM Here are the instructions on how to apply the thermal paste, and you can find isntructions on the cleaning too, I usually use Isoprophyl alcohol and one of those fiber cloths. http://www.arcticsilver.com/methods.html Reply to Minstedmaz Share rafaelpastrano July 15, 2014 9:50:31 AM thank you ! Reply to rafaelpastrano m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedWould I need to clean and re-apply new thermal paste? Forum SolvedHow to apply heatsink with thermal paste preapplied? Forum SolvedJust put thermal paste on CPU cooler and installed it, but had to take it out again to fit ram. Should I clean and apply again Forum SolvedHow often do I need to apply Thermal paste? Forum SolvedDo you need to re-apply thermal paste everytime you take off heatsink? Forum How to properly apply thermal paste Forum Solvedwhy do we need to apply paste on the CPU while removing the heat sink.please explain Forum Thermal paste. do you apply it to heatsink and cpu? Forum Is there a "correct" way to apply thermal paste to my cpu and heatsink Forum Solved[CPU] Do you need to apply Thermal Paste between CPU and CPU cooler? Forum How to properly apply thermal grease for cpu? Forum How To Apply Thermal Paste To CPU Forum SolvedHelp with left over thermal paste residue on my cpu and heatsink Forum Re-applying Thermal Paste on GPU worth it ? Need trick to remove heatsink also Forum SolvedPre-Applied Thermal Paste? Help Please! Forum Do I need to Apply Thermal Paste on CPU too ? (AC 7 Pro) Forum SolvedSpilled Thermal Paste cleaner on CPU! Please help? Forum SolvedNeed help please about thermal paste! Forum SolvedHelp! I cleaned my cpu coolers dust and dried thermal epox, now my Pc doesnt work properly Forum Solvedshould i need to put thermal paste on cpu cooler with pre applied thermal paste? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !