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Armakar
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Hey guys,

I've never had to clean thermal paste before, but my new build's cooler was faulty and I need a new one which is arriving tomorrow. How do I clean it off? I don't have any isopropyl alcohol or vodka etc, I just have cloths. Can I just use a bit of toilet paper? 

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2 minutes ago, Armakar said:

Hey guys,

I've never had to clean thermal paste before, but my new build's cooler was faulty and I need a new one which is arriving tomorrow. How do I clean it off? I don't have any isopropyl alcohol or vodka etc, I just have cloths. Can I just use a bit of toilet paper? 

just go out and buy ispropal alchol its really cheap 

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Don't use toilet paper

Leaves traces

 

Use coffee filters if you don't have wipes

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10 minutes ago, Waschi said:

Toilet paper will be fine, also those pre packed glass cleaning cloths work pretty good.

Used toilet paper and it got it off just fine:) Thanks :)

Main Rig

CPU: Ryzen 2700X 
Cooler: Corsair H150i PRO RGB 360mm Liquid Cooler
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair VII Hero
RAM: 16GB (2x8) Trident Z RGB 3200MHZ
SSD: Samsung 960 EVO NVME SSD 1TB, Intel 1TB NVME

Graphics Card: Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080Ti OC

Case: Phanteks Evolv X
Power Supply: Corsair HX1000i Platinum-Rated

Radiator Fans: 3x Corsair ML120
Case Fans: 4x be quiet! Silent Wings 3

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Armakar said:

Hey guys,

I've never had to clean thermal paste before, but my new build's cooler was faulty and I need a new one which is arriving tomorrow. How do I clean it off? I don't have any isopropyl alcohol or vodka etc, I just have cloths. Can I just use a bit of toilet paper? 

 

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just wipe it off with whatever you have laying around.

i used my sock last time.

literally doesnt matter

How do Reavers clean their spears?

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Toilet paper works, soft kitchen paper towel is even better (or premium quality toilet paper, bit thicker).

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