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    Exclamation Thermal Paste and Cleaning...

    Hi Guys

    2 small questions...

    Whats the best thermal paste? Im currently using ArticSilver3... is that good?

    And also, does anyone sell a solution for cleaning the CPU Dies properly, im buying a new heatsink and i want to clean the core of my AMD propperly (i have AS3 on it)

    Cheers!

    Will

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    As far as good paste AS3 is damn fine
    As Far as cleaning it off.... not got to that bit yet

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    AS3 is the daddeh

    And a lint free cloth and nail varnish remover is the best thing for cleaning the core, in my experience anyway.

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    I use anything I can find usually You are supposed to steer clear of petrol based products for getting it off, Isopropyl alcohol is supposed to be the best but I generally use some very old brandy we have in a glass jar downstars (mum and dad hate the stuff lol) works pretty well, I also have been known to use some stuff called "Goo-Gone" which is a citris based thinner I think.

    Oh and yeah i usually use a cotton cloth to get it off and I also have a scalpel blade which i use for spreading the paste over the core, AS3 is a good paste, I am still using AS2, mainly because I am cheap and still have some left I think they have released a new one aswell now.


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    arctic ceramique is best, white spirit plus cotton buds works for remval

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    Originally posted by directhex
    arctic ceramique is best, white spirit plus cotton buds works for remval

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    Why do Arctic Silver say not to use petrol based products to clean it then?


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    because? in case of black holes forming?

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    For removal: Isopropyl alcohol - get from your local chemist. About £4 for a huge bottle you'll never use!

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    I still wouldn't recommend it directhex due to petrol based cleaners such as white spirit leave a residue on the chip which does not evaporate like alcohol based cleaners do... probably not a good idea to have residue on your chip, mind you I suppose it's only trivial and doesn't do sod all in the real world


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    Syrigcal alcohol, everytime!
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    I've used methylated spirits before on a bit of toilet paper. *Shrug* Chip still works.

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    Acetone (nail vanish remover) is another great solvent to use...
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