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As to cleaning thermal paste off...

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Of course, alcohol is a prime cleaner because of its evaporative properties, but ive heard a lot about goof off and how it cleans so well. I myself have used de-solv it (similar to goof-off) and followed up with alcohol. I believe that goof-off and other cleaners dont evaporate, so theres a problem there.

What do you use, and why did you choose that product? Are there any problems with it (i.e. no evaporation)
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I think this topic has been posted before but I do as you do. Use goof off and alcohol afterwards to finish cleaning it off. I just find it easier to first clean with goof off because it practicaly disolves all that crap.
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goof off = no...It is corrosive and could be damaging. Plus it may leave a residue.
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Post by S33K3R »

danny the bum wrote:goof off = no...It is corrosive and could be damaging. Plus it may leave a residue.
now you tell me o well
fortunately I have never had any problems, could be because I wipe it with alcohol afterwards
others however seem to use it too
So what do you use?
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I use alcohol. I think I originally began using it because it was recommended on the package of Antec Reference silver thermal compound (rebranded ASII). I have continued to use alcohol because it's cheap, it doesn't harm anything, and it works pretty well.
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A piece of card to scrape followed by meths.... Job done
what do you mean by meths?
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Akasa to a bottle of Thermal Inerface removal fluid. Apply it with a soft cloth leave for 2 minutes and then wipe off. It has a citrus smell too :lol:

It costs about £5 sterling in the UK

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99% isopropyl alcohol and acetone.
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Vinegar for a heatsink, isopropyl alcohol for the processor.
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