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Cleaning 2 week old thermal paste?

3 minutes ago, ShadowN96 said:

its just the paste that comes with the stock wraith stealth

You'll be fine. Just get a paper towel and pour some on it then wipe the paste off. You don't need to worry about the sides just the top of the IHS.

Once you wiped it all down just wait for a little and then apply the new paste.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I built my pc 2 weeks ago and decided that I wanted to change from the stock cooler.

 

I dont have isopropryl alchool only 96% ethyl alchool. 

 

Would it be fine or should I just use a paper towel or microfiber cloth?

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Just now, ShadowN96 said:

I built my pc 2 weeks ago and decided that I wanted to change from the stock cooler.

 

I dont have isopropryl alchool only 96% ethyl alchool. 

 

Would it be fine or should I just use a paper towel or microfiber cloth?

Any type if spirit alcohol works, the idea is that you kill the bacteria with it. 

 

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22 minutes ago, LaptopNerdi7U said:

Any type if spirit alcohol works, the idea is that you kill the bacteria with it.

what


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2 minutes ago, Spotty said:

what

Alcohol vaporizes really fast so you dont need to wait for the water on the cpu to vaporize and also it kills bacteria that would be bad for even spread across the IHC. Or take note from Radeon VII and use a thermal pad kappa. 

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2 minutes ago, LaptopNerdi7U said:

Alcohol vaporizes really fast so you dont need to wait for the water on the cpu to vaporize and also it kills bacteria that would be bad for even spread across the IHC. Or take note from Radeon VII and use a thermal pad kappa. 

Again... what

Isopropyl alcohol is used as a solvent to more easily remove the thermal paste; not to kill any bacteria on the IHS.


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its not the end of the world if you dont have any, it just might take a little longer to wipe it all off, depends on the paste but the more gooey ones still wipe off after a while

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i never even use alcohol when removing thermal paste from a IHS. only when removing from a direct die contact situation.

just use a paper towel and you'll be set.


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You should pick some isopropyl alcohol instead but, if you can't be bothered then, you are fine with 96% ethyl alcohol, afaik.

Just give it a minute or two to evaporate and make sure that you remove any lint that might be on the CPU.


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The only reason isopropyl alcohol is recommended is because it's a solvent that evaporates quickly and is relatively easy and inexpensive to obtain. Even water would be perfectly fine as long as you were sure none was still there when you applied new thermal paste.


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18 minutes ago, Spotty said:

Again... what

Isopropyl alcohol is used as a solvent to more easily remove the thermal paste; not to kill any bacteria on the IHS.

I stand corrected

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1 hour ago, LaptopNerdi7U said:

the idea is that you kill the bacteria with it. 

 

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35 minutes ago, DakotaWebber said:

its not the end of the world if you dont have any, it just might take a little longer to wipe it all off, depends on the paste but the more gooey ones still wipe off after a while

its just the paste that comes with the stock wraith stealth

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3 minutes ago, ShadowN96 said:

its just the paste that comes with the stock wraith stealth

You'll be fine. Just get a paper towel and pour some on it then wipe the paste off. You don't need to worry about the sides just the top of the IHS.

Once you wiped it all down just wait for a little and then apply the new paste.


Make sure to quote or tag people, so they get notified.

 

 

 

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Just now, LaptopNerdi7U said:

i think I heard it either from LTT or GN but im not sure 

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2 hours ago, ShadowN96 said:

its just the paste that comes with the stock wraith stealth

It's not "just" a paste. It might contain bacteria as other said, so you need alcohol to kill them evaporated..


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5 minutes ago, _Hustler_One_ said:

It's not "just" a paste. It might contain bacteria as other said, so you need alcohol to kill them evaporated..

I've never heard people mention bacteria when removing a paste. Most use alcohol because it gets the paste off easily and it evaporates very fast making things easier.

 

You could just dampen some paper towel with water and remove the paste with that but, it's much easier and faster with alcohol.


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3 minutes ago, Cyberspirit said:

I've never heard people mention bacteria when removing a paste. Most use alcohol because it gets the paste off easily and it evaporates very fast making things easier.

 

You could just dampen some paper towel with water and remove the paste with that but, it's much easier and faster with alcohol.

you haven't caught it yet?

 

I'm sorry for the bad joke.. Move on!

 

OP you can use any type of alcohol, I even use a medical one with 70% and have happy temps..


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Don't forget to vaccinate.


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8 hours ago, Plutosaurus said:

Don't forget to vaccinate.

I don't want my CPU to get autism. /s


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