Cleaning compound Tags: CPUs Heatsinks Last response: October 6, 2010 4:49 PM in CPUs Share deadremix October 6, 2010 9:26:34 AM i was wondering if its ok to use alcohol swabs to clean cpu and heatsink. also can i use regular paper towel to clean the stuff off if not what should i use? More about : cleaning compound arkadi October 6, 2010 10:02:25 AM You can use ether one....but make sure it is soft and wont scratch the surface deadremix October 6, 2010 10:07:39 AM oh ok thanks Related resources Ethanol for Cleaning Thermal Compound - Forum Cleaning old thermal compound - Forum Compound and Cleaning Questions - Forum Cleaning Thermal Compound from CPU's - Forum CLEANING THERMAL COMPOUND ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer LePhuronn a b à CPUs October 6, 2010 10:39:36 AM The only thing I'd say about paper towel is that it can leave fibres on the surface as you wipe. You're much better off cleaning up with a lint-free cloth. tonkatuffmofo October 6, 2010 11:46:44 AM Baby wipes brother, one benefit to having kids jaguarskx a c 441 à CPUs October 6, 2010 3:48:16 PM I use rubbing alcohol and metallic scouring pad... I mean a towel. Gekko Shadow a b à CPUs October 6, 2010 4:49:50 PM i use alcohol and a lint-free cloth =P works great for me. Just don't do what my friend did once...don't use a screwdriver to try to "scrape" it off Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forumcleaning cpu? (old thermal compound ) ForumCleaning heatsink compound from CPU ForumClean and apply thermal compound ForumHow to " Clean " and apply "Thermal Compound " on a 8800 GTS 640MB GPU? Forum¿ Cleaning compound ? ForumDo I have to re apply thermal compound ? ForumRemoving pink thermal compound Forum@ About Thermal Compound ForumThermal Compound Roundup 2011 ForumThermal Compound ForumWhich thermal compound would you use? ForumReplacing old thermal compound ForumWhere can I find a good mechanical keyboard? ForumCleaning the HP HDX 16 fan ForumCleaning heatsink More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !