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    Ok everyone im about to do a complete rebuild of my machine.

    Recently i have been getting some high mobo temps. I think its down to the fact iv had my computer switched on permanatly for near enough a year and the heat paste has dryed up. My op systems have been a bit funny recently and i thought i would just go for it and run a complete rebuild.

    My plans are, take the computer apart, take the mobo heatsinks off and replace the thermal paste then rebuild my computer.

    Now i have never taken off mobo heatsink and the heatpipe thing on mine is a bit complicated. Unfortunately scan are out of stock of cleaner & i was wondering if:

    1. someone can give me a household alternative

    2. someone can give me any tips as to how to assemble/disassemble my mobo heatsink.

    look at my system if u need any specs.

    Thanks a lot in advance

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    I think you can use gin or another non-sugar based alcohol...I remember it from some thread Zak wrote in.

    Not sure about the other thing, I use a shuttle!

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    Unperfumed nail varnish remover - acetone, or isopropyl alcohol, should be available from any chemist.
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    stupid betond belief.
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    any high purity solvent, something ideally without water or anything else. isopropyl alcohol is a good one. I wouldnt use any alcoholic drink as it has a high water content plus lots of other chemicals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flewis View Post
    any high purity solvent, something ideally without water or anything else. isopropyl alcohol is a good one. I wouldnt use any alcoholic drink as it has a high water content plus lots of other chemicals.
    Excelent! thanks a lot guys

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    I wouldnt use any alcoholic drink as it has a high water content
    & a damn waste of good drink, another vote for isopropyl alcohol & nail varnish remover.

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    Nail varnish remover isnt good either, it has perfumes and isnt very pure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Unperfumed nail varnish remover - acetone
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    Nail varnish remover isnt good either, it has perfumes and isnt very pure.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
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    Even unperfumed stuff isnt pure acetone or butanone usually, still has other stuff that doesnt evaporate off.

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    Materials

    From Picture Tutorial - Cleaning your NF4 Chipset fan and replacing with AS5 (or other thermal material!)


    works a treat i used the wife's nail varnish remover as the stuff on the chipset can't be moved by isopropyl.

    Have had no after effects other than a few odd looks when i've told people i use nail varnish remover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flewis View Post
    Even unperfumed stuff isnt pure acetone or butanone usually, still has other stuff that doesnt evaporate off.
    So does Akasa TIM clean, it has citrus oil aparently.
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    really? wow, i just nab solvents from the lab

    Do people need their cpu's to smell nice?

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    I'd rather it didn't, pheromones mean there's unwanted residue left on the CPU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flewis View Post
    Do people need their cpu's to smell nice?


    My AMD 2000+ has a date tomorrow evening. Its got a better sex life than i do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoku View Post


    My AMD 2000+ has a date tomorrow evening. Its got a better sex life than i do
    well that's not hard is it?

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supershanks View Post
    Materials

    From Picture Tutorial - Cleaning your NF4 Chipset fan and replacing with AS5 (or other thermal material!)


    works a treat i used the wife's nail varnish remover as the stuff on the chipset can't be moved by isopropyl.

    Have had no after effects other than a few odd looks when i've told people i use nail varnish remover

    Thats a lot of help, cheers mate!

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