Cleaning thermal paste off CPU

  teepee33 14:48 25 Sep 2003
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what household stuff is safe to use to get rid of old gunk on my CPU? I was considering using isoproyl alhohol spray. Is this safe?
cheers

  pinka 15:00 25 Sep 2003

personally i wouldnt put anything other than heat paste on my processor . i always just carefully scrape off with a piece of paper .

  -pops- 15:21 25 Sep 2003

IPA is safe as is Ronsonol lighter petrol. Both are 100% volatile and leave no residue. The greasy base of heatsink compound is slightly more soluble in petrol than IPA so that will get it off quicker.

Don't use motor fuel.

  Djohn 15:23 25 Sep 2003

click here The alcohol you have will be fine.

  teepee33 15:54 25 Sep 2003

Thank you all

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