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 m 0 l deadremix October 6, 2010 10:07:39 AM oh ok thanks m 0 l Related resources Thermal compound cleaning - Forum Stilll overheating after applying thermal compound (artic silver 5) and dust cleaning - Forum Cleaning thermal compound. Does it matter and do I have a problem - Forum Cleaning old thermal compound - Forum Ethanol for 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. m 0 l tonkatuffmofo October 6, 2010 11:46:44 AM Baby wipes brother, one benefit to having kids m 0 l jaguarskx a c 471 à CPUs October 6, 2010 3:48:16 PM I use rubbing alcohol and metallic scouring pad... I mean a towel. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Cleaning heatsink compound from CPU Forum Compound and Cleaning Questions Forum Cleaning Thermal Compound from CPU's Forum CLEANING THERMAL COMPOUND? Forum ¿Cleaning compound? Forum cleaning cpu? (old thermal compound) Forum Clean and apply thermal compound Forum Thermal Compound on Pins; Cleaned with Isopropyl Forum How to "Clean" and apply "Thermal Compound" on a 8800 GTS 640MB GPU? Forum Solvedhow do I replace the thermal compound Forum SolvedDirect contact cpu cooler needs thermal compound? Forum SolvedProper temperatures? Or too much compound? Forum SolvedCorsair H55 pre-applied thermal compound good for GPU? Forum SolvedBest compound for my CPU? Forum SolvedChanging thermal compound? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !