Can I use regular household wipes to clean my CPU

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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  1. What kind of wipes? You probably can as long as they are no lint and won't leave residue behind.
  2. You know, regular household antibacterial multi-surface wipes and yes of course, I will leave it for a good few hours to dry.
  3. 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.
  4. Ok I have cleans the thermal paste , should I apply it again?

    http://gyazo.com/b0373806827b7f34bae21fecb3149a5c
  5. 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.
  6. Haris Mahmood said:
    Ok I have cleans the thermal paste , should I apply it again?

    http://gyazo.com/b0373806827b7f34bae21fecb3149a5c


    I wouldn't. I would clean it off better than that before applying new thermal compund.
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