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    Question Thermal Paste Removal

    First post here, so hello everyone!

    I was looking into thermal paste removal and read in many places that isopropyl alcohol is the way to go. However, I know someone who had some Tygris R-235 Electrical Cleaning Solvent lying around, but I can't find any information on it whatsoever. Does anyone have a clue as to whether this is the same, or am I best off just getting some isopropyl?

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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    You can't really go wrong with isoproyl alcohol, though Akasa TIM Cleaner also works well. No idea about the Tygris stuff.
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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    i use baby wipes lol wet enough to get the stuff off and dries up pretty quickly.

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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    Baby wipes! Is that safe? (for the CPU not the baby )

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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    You can't really go wrong with isoproyl alcohol
    second that. Couple of quid for a large can from Maplin. Useful for removing lots of other things too.

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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    I'll see what's available and go for isopropyl or that Akasa stuff. Thanks for the info!

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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    PC world have the akasa tim cleaner for #4.49 if you go into the store, or #2.49 if you reserve online before hand

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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulm@scan View Post
    Second that.

    Its great and it smells nice aswell.
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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulm@scan View Post

    third it ( + a cotton wool bud )
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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    You can't really go wrong with isoproyl alcohol, though Akasa TIM Cleaner also works well. No idea about the Tygris stuff.
    I second (or third or whatever) that. I get mine from the local chemist (though I had to explain what I wanted it for). I think it was 90p-ish for a 500ml bottle, IIRC.

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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    I use white spirit - it's never caused any problems for me.

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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    I use articlean myself, should be able to pick it up for around the same amount as some normal tim remover.

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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    Another vote for the Akasa Tim Cleaner, with a glasses cleaning cloth (which I nabbed from a friend) cleans heatsinks and CPUs up a dream.

    I also agree about the smell, it's lovely but I do try to avoid inhaling it...

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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    I second (or third or whatever) that. I get mine from the local chemist (though I had to explain what I wanted it for). I think it was 90p-ish for a 500ml bottle, IIRC.
    I got a large bottle from the chemist, good to know I wasn't the only one who had to explain what it was for

    I tend to use Acetone to get the hardcore grime off but I wouldn't recommend this as it states 'attacks plastic' on the bottle so you could damage the motherboard if split

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    Re: Thermal Paste Removal

    Another vote for IPA. I get mine free from work. That akasa stuff is citrus based so is most likely more environmentally friendly than IPA/acetone/white spirit etc and probably not flammable either





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