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Arctic Silver 5 & removal

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by danceMB, 15 May 2006.

  1. danceMB

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,015

    I wouldnt use nail varnish tbh because they say about all the chemicals that can be found in it, and at that I just wouldnt risk it. Im tempted to get that Arcticlean as it is fairly in-expensive, but am also tempted to get that IPA stuff, probably from Superdrug if any pharmacy sells it?
  2. Noto

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Dec 2002

    Posts: 1,892

    yeah i wouldnt use toilet paper either, the lil bits behind = bad mmkay.

    Kitchen roll is better but i found coffee filters to be amazing. They are a lot tougher than kitchen roll (yes even tougher than bounty). A touch of CPU cleaner or something and you can scrub off even the nastiest of gunk.

    GL :)
  3. daftVader


    Joined: 25 Feb 2006

    Posts: 171

    Location: Bournemouth

    I use it and think it's great, albeit a bit pricey. A few drops from the first bottle liquifies the old TIM which then wipes off as easily as anything. A couple from the next bottle is then supposed to prepare the cleaned surface for a new TIM and also prevents flash corrosion. Might be a bit OTT but it works a treat anyway.
  4. danceMB

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,015

    I have ordered this anyway, to wipe off the old and make way for the Arctic Silver 5, remove the OTES on my IC7 Max 3 to make enough space available for my SI-120 & Akasa Amber, rather than the stock cooler which is quite loud & useless for anything faster than stock settings.
  5. WatchTower


    Joined: 9 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,433

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    I use Fellows Screen Cleaning Wipes. They are amazing at cleaing paste of heatsink and cpu.
  6. snowdog


    Joined: 27 Oct 2005

    Posts: 13,553

    Location: Netherlands

    those simple sticks you use to clean your ears, or a tissue offcourse
  7. reddeathdrinker

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,137

    Location: Surrey

    As above, nail varnish remover (it's the acetone that removes the goop!)
  8. hp7909


    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    Ok, but...
  9. fornowagain


    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,836

    Location: UK

    Acetone damages some plastics, don't be tight, spend £3 and get some IPA.
  10. mentalmike


    Joined: 4 May 2003

    Posts: 238

    Sorry to bring up an old topic but what high street shops sell IPA as I could do with some today. The only other thing I have is lighter fluid but I'm guessing this isn't as good?
  11. hp7909


    Joined: 8 Jun 2003

    Posts: 5,016

    Local pharmacy & maybe SuperDrug :)
  12. Arthalen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,029

    Location: Leeds, UK

    Kitchen Roll for me - works wonders.
  13. Coolasmoo


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,412

    Location: Mars

    You wimps,

    Lust lick it off with your tongue :cool:
  14. red11


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 8,396

    Ceiling cat, is it really you? :D