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Can I use regular household wipes to clean my CPU

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December 29, 2012 11:34:49 PM

Hi,

Just wanted to know if it was safe to clean the thermal compound off of my Q6600 using regular household wipes. :sol: 

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a c 156 à CPUs
December 29, 2012 11:37:14 PM

What kind of wipes? You probably can as long as they are no lint and won't leave residue behind.
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December 29, 2012 11:40:12 PM

You know, regular household antibacterial multi-surface wipes and yes of course, I will leave it for a good few hours to dry.
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December 29, 2012 11:52:13 PM

You can but (and I'm not trying to be a jackass here) is it that much of a hassle to get a bottle of rubbing alcohol and coffee filters usually drug stores sell both things pretty cheap. a bottle of RA is a 1.09 and coffee filters aren't much more usually 1.99-2.99.
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a c 276 à CPUs
October 9, 2014 4:58:33 AM

Haris Mahmood said:
Ok I have cleans the thermal paste , should I apply it again?

http://gyazo.com/b0373806827b7f34bae21fecb3149a5c


Sure, if you want. It'll work, it just won't work very well.

You really should clean that off with a proper solvent such as isopropyl alcohol or non-lubricating electronic contact cleaner.

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