How to remove thermal paste

is it okay to remove thermal paste using spirit of ether.....plz help
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  1. You can remove thermal paste using rubbing alcohol or anything that is non-conductive. Any cloth that is non-conductive is usable to wipe it off, such as a coffee filter.
  2. I use some used Bounce Fabric softener sheets to wipe it clean and then use the rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip to make sure all the paste is clean off then wipe again with the another bounce sheet.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  3. Isoproply alcohol over %70
    not rubbing alcohol
    rubbing alcohol is diluted with fragrances and menthol
    for smell and soothing
    Isoproply is cleaner
    also can use coffee filters for wipe up
    clean paper with no fragrance chemicals

    remember that anything that can leave an oily residue
    inlcuding your fingers can affect the cpu

    also if the paste is dried on and cool on the CPU
    then heat up with a hand held blow dryer

    use an old credit card to scrape off thermal paste
    (plastic wont damage CPU)
  4. Go to your closest pharmacy and ask for Isopropyl Alcohol bottle..the one I use is 90%...Been using it to clean the paste many times.

    Encountered no problems.
  5. IntelEnthusiast said:
    I use some used Bounce Fabric softener sheets to wipe it clean and then use the rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip to make sure all the paste is clean off then wipe again with the another bounce sheet.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team


    Bounce Fabric Softener sheets? Are you joking?

    That's not a good idea, they're treated with fabric softener, that's probably why they're called Fabric Softener Sheets! :pfff:
  6. Alcohol Prep Pads for site injections is what I normally use, they're 70% Isopropyl Alcohol and Sterile Water, they're the perfect size and very convenient.

    If it's really bad you can use old school fingernail polish remover, which is Acetone and Distilled water, old school meaning it doesn't have a massive amount of additives, like Vitamin E, Fragrances, etc..

    Use Q-tips to scrub tough areas with the Fingernail Polish Remover.

    Finish with and Alcohol Prep Pad, and immediately dry with short spray of canned air which is normally co2, dries the alcohol instantly, and blows any loose fibers off.
  7. you can remove it through a certain piece of cotton with alcohol content... rub it slowly...
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