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    will this be ok to remove thermal paste?

    will mineralised methylated spirit be ok for removing thermal paste.

    it contains methanol, and im told it will work....but i just want to make sure that it wont damage my CPU.

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    I'd use small amounts of nail varnish remover if you haven't got any surgical spirit available. If you use it on a cotton bud then you can direct it to just removing the thermal paste.

    If you use it in moderation, I can't see a problem.

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    won't damage it....it'll be fine

    I use Gin. Always have.

    If the thermal goo that's on there is really sticky & thick, use a bit of flat plastic to scrape most of it off before trying to clean it perfectly.
    I use the edge of a tupperware lid, or a toothbrush handle...anything plastic and not harder than the cpu core.

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    thanks guys

    back to upgrading

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    won't damage it....it'll be fine

    I use Gin. Always have.

    If the thermal goo that's on there is really sticky & thick, use a bit of flat plastic to scrape most of it off before trying to clean it perfectly.
    I use the edge of a tupperware lid, or a toothbrush handle...anything plastic and not harder than the cpu core.
    last time i used the wifes visa card and got some tim cleaner on the chip, it did the job and stopped her spending on it............at least for 2 weeks untill the new one arrived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuicidaL View Post
    last time i used the wifes visa card and got some tim cleaner on the chip, it did the job and stopped her spending on it............at least for 2 weeks untill the new one arrived.
    Might have to try that with mine, always seem to find something to buy

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