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Using Methylated Spirit to Clean Thermal residue off CPU?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Robbo123, 17 Jan 2006.

  1. Robbo123


    Joined: 26 Nov 2005

    Posts: 95

    can u do this?

  2. pegasus1


    Joined: 27 Dec 2003

    Posts: 5,015

    Location: UK PLC

    Ive heard that it leaves a residue that affects performance, i use ISOPROPYL ALCHOHOL (IPA 170) which costs about £3 for a 400ml spray can, available from a well known highstreet electrical shop.
  3. dale1uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Nov 2005

    Posts: 2,106

    Location: Newcastle

    won't do any harm, might affect your temps by 1'c but thats about it. If you can easily get ahold of anything better then do so but if not don't worry about it that'll be fine.
  4. daven1986


    Joined: 29 Oct 2005

    Posts: 3,310

    do a search, i made an exact thread like this a while back - had loads of replies.