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    Question Need verification: Can you remove AS5 with isopropyl alcohol?

    Hey guys,
    I have read artic silver's website and several threads on the this forum but I am still a little confused. You use isopropyl alcohol to clean the heatsink and cpu before thermal paste application, but does that cleaning include old thermal paste?

    sorry for the repost
    MAWS

    PS-where can I get 90%+ isopropyl alcohol?

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    Re: Need verification: Can you remove AS5 with isopropyl alcohol?

    Yes, it works great, and you can buy 90% plus isopropyl at the hardware store, maybe even the grocery/drug store.
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    Re: Need verification: Can you remove AS5 with isopropyl alcohol?

    Yeah I use it... works good for me.

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    Re: Need verification: Can you remove AS5 with isopropyl alcohol?

    Ok. That is all I needed to know. Thanks a bunch smoked trout and Lb51oO.

    MAWS

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    Re: Need verification: Can you remove AS5 with isopropyl alcohol?

    goo gone,then alcogol

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
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    Cool Re: Need verification: Can you remove AS5 with isopropyl alcohol?

    TIMClean is all I use, nothing else is needed!!

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    Re: Need verification: Can you remove AS5 with isopropyl alcohol?

    I just use regular rubbing alky to remove it.

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    Re: Need verification: Can you remove AS5 with isopropyl alcohol?

    92% or better isopryl (rubbing alcohol) on a q-tip works best for me.

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    Re: Need verification: Can you remove AS5 with isopropyl alcohol?

    Arctic Silver now has a cleaner and conditioner that I use and recommend. Clean half a heatsink with alcohol and the other half with the new cleaner and you will see what I mean (go back on the alcohol side with the arctic silver cleaner with a clean rag and look at it after you wipe it). Using lower % of isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol contaminates the heatsink with impurities contained in those products.
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    Cool Re: Need verification: Can you remove AS5 with isopropyl alcohol?

    It's another way for them to make money. Goo Gone then use alcohol, alcohol alone or TIMClean all work and well, but if you go to AS5 site you'd think their stuff is the only thing that works safely.

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    Re: Need verification: Can you remove AS5 with isopropyl alcohol?

    Cool. Thanks for all the information everyone. I used 91% isopropyl alcohol and it worked great. My new system is up and running without a hitch

    Thanks a bunch
    MAWS

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