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    Thermal paste removal

    I'm about to install the Accelero X2 on my X1950XT. (Can't stand the noise of the stock cooler!)

    I'm wondering how scrupulous I need to be with removing the existing thermal paste.

    Also, I don't have any rubbing alcohol but I do have nail varnish remover - will that do the same job? (Ingredients: Acetone, Water, Glycerin.)

    Also would it be best to use kitchen towell, standard tissue, or a lens cleaner?


    Cheers.

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    That nail varnish remover will do the job, its the stuff with moisturisers and oils that are no good aparently
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    You need to make sure that all the old tim is removed otherwise to could prevent the new tim doing its job correctly.
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    Yep, nail polish remover works fine but you need SOME tissue I guess. So did you take the heatsink off the card? I heard those screws are very tight and not easy to come off.

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    Thanks for your help - the Accelero is now fitted.

    Yeah the screws were really tight but came off easily once I started using a screwdriver with a bigger handle.

    It's made a huge difference to the overall noise level of my PC, and my graphics card is now 45C when idle. (I think it was 55C with the stock cooler.)

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    Cool. Good job

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    Some nail varnish removers leave a film after use - you have to be very careful.
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    hmm, warm water & a cloth did the trick for me.

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