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Cleaning Thermal Paste Off Of CPU

Hi all,

 

Is it safe to apply some isopropyl alcohol onto a microfibre cloth and remove/clean off thermal paste on both the cpu and AIO heat sink?

 

 

Thanks.

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1 minute ago, Oliboy68 said:

Hi all,

 

Is it safe to apply some isopropyl alcohol onto a microfibre cloth and remove/clean off thermal paste on both the cpu and AIO heat sink?

 

 

Thanks.

Thats' what I use. Never had issues.

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I usually just use a napkin or kleenex with isopropyl so I can just throw them away and not have to throw away the microfiber.

 

Although tbh I haven't tried washing thermal paste out of a rag since Arctic Silver 5 was the go-to paste and that stuff is about on par with anti-seize or moly grease for just getting everywhere.

 

I've used windex/glass cleaners in a pinch as well.

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Sorry to seem like I'm leeching on this post to get a response to mine, but if anyone could check it out and help me out a little that would be greatly appreciated. 

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Alcohol is safe for this purpose.

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Yeah it's fine. You can get special thermal paste remover, but i'm guessing it's just Isopropyl anyway.

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I've used isopropyl alcohol alot for removing thermal paste, never had any issues.

I dry wipe it first to get most of it off before using alcohol.

 

I also once used vodka because there was no isopropyl alcohol XD

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