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Clean thermal paste

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is that... paint thinner?

 

idk if it'll hurt anything but why not just use Isopropyl Alcohol? 


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According to 

it says

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Paint thinner

This is a solvent which will have a similar composition to mineral spirits, but with additional solvents thrown into the mix (eg. acetone, dimethylformaamide).  This would be an even poorer choice for cleaning PC components, as it contains acetone, and is almost certainly going to damage your components.  Also, as the name suggests, it will probably strip the paint off your motherboard.  Don’t use this.

so I definitely wouldn't recommend using paint thinner to clean thermal paste.


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You can use paint thinners but don't let them spill off the CPU IHS.

Some of them will damage the plastic in sockets and the particularly harsh ones will eat through soldermask.

 

I suggest just alcohol or even a dry paper towel is actually pretty good at cleaning on its own.


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Don't risk it. Just use rubbing alcohol.


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