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Cleaning a heatsink

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November 3, 2003 11:05:48 PM

I have a heatsink I need to clean the paste off of. Is there a certain way I should do this, or can I just wipe it off?

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November 3, 2003 11:51:57 PM

i just wipe it off with a dry rag to get the majorty of "gunk" off. Then i clean whats remaining with an alcohol or acetone dampened cloth.

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November 3, 2003 11:52:18 PM

Use rubbing alcohol and a very soft cloth. You dont want to use anything that could scuff the surface or leave a residue behind.
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November 4, 2003 2:30:14 AM

I remove the fan and use water. Dishwashing detergent and warm water are perfect for it.

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November 17, 2003 8:59:11 PM

I use dynamite to blow the compound off of the heatsink. Then I use methly ethly ketone to give myself cancer. :tongue:

J/K...denatured ethyl alcohol loves electronics and heatsinks.

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November 18, 2003 1:18:43 AM

So extreme, it just might work!