Removing Thermal Compound?

  • Khazadum
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Ok, when i first built my system, I slathered the Thermal Compound onto the processor. Now I wanna remove it (realized that putting it anywhere but the core was a bad thing to do, hehe).

Is there any particular way i should go about getting it off, or should i just take a Paper towel and swipe it off?
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I find a soft toothbrush or similar with some isopropol alcahol does the trick nicely for most things. Just get the worst off with a towel etc then you can clean the residue with above (if you have any).

Thermal compound is (as far as I am aware) normally non-conductive though so it probs wont do any harm, but yeah less is more with that stuff (too much can actually be counter-productive as I guess you've found out!)

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Thanks much, will give it a shot. :)
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Yup, a bit of white spirit on a cotton bud for the cpou and as for the heatsink just use a white spirt ona cloth! careful no cotton or spirit is left on the CPU though it cud seriously reduce thermal conduction and increace electical conduction.

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