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Posted · Original PosterOP

I dont have any isopropyl alcohol becuase of coronavirus, i want to install my hyper 212 evo instead of my amd wraith spire because its just too loud. Can i wipe it off with some tissue and apply new thermal paste/

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Just now, DrThots said:

I dont have any isopropyl alcohol becuase of coronavirus, i want to install my hyper 212 evo instead of my amd wraith spire because its just too loud. Can i wipe it off with some tissue and apply new thermal paste/

You can use some water too, it's just that alcohol evaporates a lot quicker, which is why it is recommended.

So yes, you can use tissues (or coffeefilters, or kitchen towels) and possible some water.


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2 minutes ago, minibois said:

You can use some water too, it's just that alcohol evaporates a lot quicker, which is why it is recommended.

So yes, you can use tissues (or coffeefilters, or kitchen towels) and possible some water.

also would i need a bracket to install the hyper 212? https://prnt.sc/robwu3 or do i not need it?

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Just now, DrThots said:

also would i need a bracket to install the hyper 212? https://prnt.sc/robwu3 or do i not need it?

Check the manual which items you need to install the cooler.


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you do need a bracket for all cpu coolers except on some am4 applications, where it's already preinstalled


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2 minutes ago, DrThots said:

https://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/mb/E7B86v4.0.pdf it doesnt say, it only provides how you install an amd stealth spire lol

The manual for the cooler.

https://coolermaster.egnyte.com/dl/WvfHzB8IAQ/

 

steps 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 are relevant to your situation (since you're using AM4).


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Posted · Original PosterOP
17 minutes ago, minibois said:

The manual for the cooler.

https://coolermaster.egnyte.com/dl/WvfHzB8IAQ/

 

steps 1, 2, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 are relevant to your situation (since you're using AM4).

i dont know if my bracket is the right one? idk if its an am3 bracket or am4, can you see

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A paper towel is all I've ever used except in cases the TIM has gotten old and hardened, in that case I used Acetone to make it soften and then I can wipe/rub it off.
Normally I just wipe it off clean - Done.

 

 


 

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2 hours ago, DrThots said:

I dont have any isopropyl alcohol becuase of coronavirus, i want to install my hyper 212 evo instead of my amd wraith spire because its just too loud. Can i wipe it off with some tissue and apply new thermal paste/

Yes but avoid cheap tissue that leaves lint all over the place.  Charmin works best for this stuff.

I never thought I'd see the day when you couldn't buy isopropyl alcohol at the store :(

 

Do you have a 99 cent store close to you?
if you do, just buy some lint free cloths and use those.  Make sure there is no static on them before wiping.

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Just now, Falkentyne said:

Yes but avoid cheap tissue that leaves lint all over the place.  Charmin works best for this stuff.

I never thought I'd see the day when you couldn't buy isopropyl alcohol at the store :(

i can buy it but it takes a long ass time to deliver because amazon is prioritising important goods first. idk if my tissue is cheap or not, its just normal tissue you use to clean your mouth after eating. image.png.af9b255f7c2de2a2d7b62119bd42cc13.png

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39 minutes ago, DrThots said:

i can buy it but it takes a long ass time to deliver because amazon is prioritising important goods first. idk if my tissue is cheap or not, its just normal tissue you use to clean your mouth after eating. image.png.af9b255f7c2de2a2d7b62119bd42cc13.png

 

Just blow on the IHS after cleaning and get rid of any fibers left over.  Do the same for the heatsink/heatblock surface.

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As others are saying yes this is fine but just be super careful you don't leave pieces of tissue laying around in your build. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 hours ago, Falkentyne said:

 

Just blow on the IHS after cleaning and get rid of any fibers left over.  Do the same for the heatsink/heatblock surface.

im afraid of removing the cpu cooler that it could rip the cpu out of its socket and bend a pin, that happened to me once before and it was very very scary

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