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Switching Heat sinks, best way to clean?

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July 16, 2003 9:47:40 PM

Looking for the best or safest way to clean the processor chip in order to install a new heatsink. New at this so I'm not sure how sensitive the top of the chip may be?

any input appreciated

regards

truiz



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July 16, 2003 9:55:01 PM

i have used alcohol and acetone since you have a p4 you really have nothing to worry about...because you never come in contact with the actually chip...just a heat spreader on top of the cpu's core...acetone works the best for me.

There is no smell better than fried silicon :evil: 
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July 16, 2003 9:59:36 PM

You'll hear a lot of suggestions, but I just rub it with a paper towel. The rubbing action heats up the compound and makes it come off.

Yes, that does leave an invisable film of interface material. No, I don't think it matters.

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July 16, 2003 10:26:31 PM

Done deal, Hopefully this new fan will be a bit quiter than the stock Intel.

Thanks for the quick responses, much appreciated

regards

truiz
July 16, 2003 11:12:34 PM

i suppose try crashmans method...if that works great...if not then use more "extreme" measures...starting w/ alcohol.

There is no smell better than fried silicon :evil: 
July 17, 2003 3:23:17 AM

i find that with the gummy stuff, its best just to take the fan off and run the thing under hot water. it just melts right off. much easyer. make sure you dry it with a hair dryer, if you let it air dry slowly you will get water spots on it and maybe even mineral deposits.

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