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Cleaning Thermal Paste

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  • CPUs
  • Thermal Compound
  • Motherboards
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February 2, 2013 9:47:04 PM

I need a way to clean thermal paste off my CPU while on the motherboard. But here's the catch: I need to use everyday materials (i.e no acetone or isotropyl alcohol). Ideas?

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February 2, 2013 9:54:48 PM

normally one would recommend alcohol, but since you cant use it, the most you can do is use a coffee filter alone. its highly recommended to go out and use alcohol, as you may regret not using some other type of cleaning liquid.
February 2, 2013 10:05:39 PM

dudewitbow said:
normally one would recommend alcohol, but since you cant use it, the most you can do is use a coffee filter alone. its highly recommended to go out and use alcohol, as you may regret not using some other type of cleaning liquid.


Does it have to be isopropyl alcohol? I have a bottle of 90% white spirit (mineral spirits), would that do?
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February 2, 2013 10:35:08 PM

basically anything with high % of alcohol will do
February 2, 2013 10:58:13 PM

chromic said:
basically anything with high % of alcohol will do


Perfect, thanks.
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