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#1 matthew2456

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 12:33 PM

im going to put arctic silver 5 under the cpu and gpu heatsinks. can i use meths to clean the bubble gum crap stuff off?
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Posted 16 March 2004 - 12:35 PM

use goo gone, or goop off (there the same thing) to clean off the exsisting compound, then use alcohol (the more the % the better) to wipe them squeky clean
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Posted 16 March 2004 - 01:10 PM

yeah but then i would have to buy some which would cost 5 ($10 ish) for something i would probs only use once?
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Posted 16 March 2004 - 01:13 PM

i just put some silver on mine, seems like the gum was mashed out to the sides anyways.

didnt worry about the gpu yet.

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 03:04 PM

no, but u must/should clean it off somehow, because its on the heatsinks alos
if u dont wanna buy it, just use alcohol and some scissors for the heatsink, and just alcohol and cotton swabs for the cpu and gpu

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 03:13 PM

just sand that shit off with low grit sand paper. then once its all gone get higher grit and higher and lap it.

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 04:07 PM

I wouldn't use any sand paper to get rid of the goo cos, you don't want to make any scratches no matter how small in the surface of the heat sink as this could decrease the amount of heat conducted away from the cpu/gpu even with the thermal compound.

I have removed lots of crap like that before off old processor heatsinks and have found that plain old white spirit usually does the trick.

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 04:48 PM

Rubbing alcohol. The overclocker forums all say never to use goo gone as it can have adverse effects, but plenty of people here have used it.

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 06:40 PM

rubbins alcohol, as said before someone used whitespirit, isn't this just rubbing alcohol? same with methylated spirits?

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 06:55 PM

You can sand the heatsink, I've seen tuts all around for doing such a thing. As was stated it's called Laping. I've seen one tut where the guy lapped his Heatsink AND cpu, start corse, get finer, and polish it up, gives you a flatter surface and marries the heatsink to the cpu better.

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 07:30 PM

aftershave will get it off nice

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Posted 16 March 2004 - 10:15 PM

...and will leave your box smelling manly smile.gif

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