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 02/01/2010 09:31 PM
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metalmonster_1208
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Im temporarily switching my cpu cooler with a friend...i have phenom II x4 955 BE..

how do i remove and clean my cpu from the thermal paste without damaging it?

and does the kind of thermal paste matter? cause if it does i might as well get a branded one while im at it..(the tube for the old one was lost)


thanks in advance
 02/01/2010 09:52 PM
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Welcomt to the forum buddy..


TIM Remover..

I use and love OCZ Freeze.

It works great!! You can also just use Rubing alcohol on a Q-tip to remove the old TIM..

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 02/02/2010 04:59 AM
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any concentration of alcohol will do?
 02/05/2010 03:01 PM
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I believe 80% and above is recommended but I would shoot for 90% just to be safe....the higher the better!

Also, make sure that you use a lint-less type material with the alcohol to clean the HSF and the CPU, i.e. a coffee filter.....a little piece of lit left behind can be a real CPU killer as it prevents the TIM from spreading properly when the HSF is applied and secured down.

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I found by accedent that everclear works great!! Got a little to drunk and spiled some in my case.,..it cleans really good!! HAHA!! \



THIS IS A JOKE.. DON"T REALLY USE EVERCLEAR!!!

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 02/05/2010 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by: jcocanour

I found by accedent that everclear works great!! Got a little to drunk and spiled some in my case.,..it cleans really good!! HAHA!! \







THIS IS A JOKE.. DON"T REALLY USE EVERCLEAR!!!


Ya its to expensive thats why i just drink the rubbing alcohol. or is that clean with it? Visions going out not to sure anymore?
Hell its all the same right?

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 02/05/2010 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by: slaveondope

Originally posted by: jcocanour



I found by accedent that everclear works great!! Got a little to drunk and spiled some in my case.,..it cleans really good!! HAHA!! \















THIS IS A JOKE.. DON"T REALLY USE EVERCLEAR!!! [IMG][/IMG]




Ya its to expensive thats why i just drink the rubbing alcohol. or is that clean with it? Visions going out not to sure anymore?

Hell its all the same right?


Looks like someone knows the effects of drinking rubbing alcohol to well..haha

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 02/08/2010 10:47 AM
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WITCH!!!!!

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 02/08/2010 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by: BuckShot3280

WITCH!!!!!


HOLD ON! If it floats we kill it!

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 02/08/2010 11:47 AM
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LOL

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 02/08/2010 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by: jaywesterdal32

Its better to hire a professional if you cannot work on it.


HAHAHA!!! Good one.. haha

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 03/03/2010 03:01 AM
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Never remove the processor and stick it on again over the old thermal paste.
Once you remove it you will need to clean it completely to paste another brand of thermal paste.
If you don't do it you might as well forget you Board and processor.
If you can get the same paste you can use it directly without cleaning it.

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