Solved Must I remove old thermal compound? Tags: Heatsinks Thermal Compound CPUs Overclocking Last response: November 15, 2009 2:28 AM in Overclocking Share ruffhouseutah November 14, 2009 12:24:11 PM Bought some AS5 to re-seat my HSF... wiped the CPU and HSF clean of the other compound and am ready to go... MUST I use some special stuff to get all the residue off, or is a good wipe-down sufficient? More about : remove thermal compound Conumdrum a b à CPUs a c 86 K Overclocking November 14, 2009 2:19:12 PM Alcohol is just fine. m 0 l overshocked a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking November 14, 2009 4:03:55 PM A good wipe with alchohol is fine. m 0 l Related resources Using lemon juice to remove old thermal compound?? - Forum Did not fully remove thermal compound - Forum do i have to remove my cpu thermal compound? - Forum Hard to remove thermal compound - Forum Thermal compound mess - How do I safely remove goo - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Aneesh@4GHz November 15, 2009 2:16:18 AM Use alchohol to clean it! m 0 l Best solution spoofedpacket November 15, 2009 2:21:01 AM I like to use a coffee filter with a few drops of alchohol. Paper towels, rags, napkins, and tissues leave too many fibers behind for my liking. I also spread compound with some plastic wrap stretched around my index finger. Anal, perhaps, but the idea of body oils and paper bits between the heatsink and CPU kind of bug me. Share ruffhouseutah November 15, 2009 2:28:08 AM Thanks everyone! Alcohol worked great (not a coffee drinker, but that's what I'll use next time...) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedRemoving Heatsink from CPU with thermal compound Forum SolvedDoes removing the heatsink without reapplying thermal compound cause CPU throttling? Forum SolvedAre LCD wipes safe for removing thermal compound? Forum SolvedCleaning old thermal compound Forum SolvedNail Polish Remover With Moisturiser Safe For Removing Thermal Compound? Forum SolvedIs it ok to use old thermal compound? Forum SolvedOld CPU need new thermal compound help Forum Removing Thermal Compound From CPU Forum May I know how to remove the Thermal Compound from my CPU Forum About 6.5 year old thermal compound Forum Solved920 Thermal Pads/Compound Removal Forum Alternate methods of removing thermal compound? Forum Replacing old thermal compound Forum 2 year old thermal compound still viable? Forum cleaning cpu? (old thermal compound) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !