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taking off the arctic silver 5

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Noobcomputermaker, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Noobcomputermaker

    Noobcomputermaker New Member

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    ok so if you read this:
    Removal Instructions (From Hardware)
    1. Arctic Silver thermal compound can easily be removed from hardware using the proper cleaners and tools. For general clean-up, a cloth or paper towel will work well. Intricate cleaning can be accomplished with Q-tip swabs. An old toothbrush can often get the compound out of crevices that other tools cannot reach.

    The recommended cleaners are:

    CPU Core:
    ArctiClean 1 Thermal Material Remover followed by ArctiClean 2 Thermal Surface Purifier. If you do not have ArctiClean, use high-purity isopropyl alcohol or acetone and a bit of careful rubbing.
    Do not use nail polish remover as it contains fragrance oils and other contaminants.
    (If you use acetone, do a final cleaning with isopropyl alcohol.)

    Heatsink:
    ArctiClean 1 Thermal Material Remover followed by ArctiClean 2 Thermal Surface Purifier. If you do not have ArctiClean, use xylene based products (Goof Off, some carburetor cleaners and many brake cleaners.), mineral spirits or high-purity isopropyl alcohol.

    Remember:
    Once you have applied a thermal grease or melted a thermal pad onto a heatsink, it is impossible to remove all of the grease or pad from the microscopic valleys in the heatsink using standard cleaning chemicals and paper or fabric towels. Any subsequent thermal material will be applied over the remnants of the original material.



    if im doing to wipe it off just to read my cpu then re apply it can i just wipe it off with a lint free cloth? or should i use 99 % alcohol.? if i use 99% alcohol to clean it off do i then get a new lint free cloth to wipe of any remaining alcohol? thanks
     
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    Noobcomputermaker New Member

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    it also applys to the heatsink.
     
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    I personally use alcohol and a paper towel. The paper towel (dry) wipes most of it off and then you dip the towel in alcohol and rub it on there to get it nice and clean.

    The alcohol will evaporate on its own so you don't have to worry about wiping the alcohol off.

    I guess if you're worried about that "...it is impossible to remove all of the grease..." bit you could always do a bit of lapping as well.
     
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    I use a belt sander and muratic acid
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    Disclaimer ( never ever do what this guy says!he is mildly retarded)
    Disclaimer ( In no way is that ment as an insult to mildly retarded people)
     
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    Would acetone work alone without the alcohol?
     
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    i use soylent green, works wonders,

    anyways, removing thermal paste, its based on a fat/oil as base, so a detergent solution should remove it nicly,
    acetone also does the job, but carefull, as acetone is corrosive and might (in large quatities) strip the protective polimer coation from a processor that has an exposed core (no IHS)
     
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    dawn dish washing soap takes it off my fingers and toes real well :)
     
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    Acetone is fine alone... in fact if you do a final cleaning with isopropyl alcohol it will leave more impurities than the acetone... well it depends on the purity of the acetone, I use 100% \m/
     
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    I use a Coffee Filter its probably the best, cheapest lint free cloth available.
     
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    it was ment as a joke,
    and i mean that soylent green,
    aka, people
     
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