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Application Question

I recently bought an AIO and I have not installed it yet.

 

Will it be fine if I wipe of the old thermal paste and just put on the new paste with out using isotopic alcohol?

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it's not recommended, because it will dry up and won't be as effective. those alcohol sets are like 6 bucks, so if you can pay for an aio, you can for that

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if you dont have isopropyl alcohol then yes, wiping it as clean as you can will be just fine. The alcohol has no bearing on if it will dry up or not... You could also use an alcohol based hand sanitizer as well to clean it if really in a pinch. 

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53 minutes ago, epikgamerwmp said:

Will it be fine if I wipe of the old thermal paste and just put on the new paste with out using isotopic alcohol?

Just go to your local corner store and buy some isopropyl and Q-Tips. The only other two things you need are a couple of paper towels, and a generous application of a little care.

You just bought a $100-$300 CPU cooler. Why cheap out on $10 of cleaning supplies?

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