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    Default Re: OMG got thermalpaste on bottom of CPU!

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    petrol will be fine to remove thermal paste dip a rag into it or small paint brush and clean it off dont have it wet tho only damp and after cleaning wait for the petrol to evaporate.....only if you have no other cleaner at hand
    deodorant also works lol, as an isopropyl alternative, it will leave more residue around (and a nice fragrance lol), but will dissipate the thermal paste.
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    Default Re: OMG got thermalpaste on bottom of CPU!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brigs View Post
    I am going to go buy a grounding wrist band just in case, I dont want to even chance the possibility of static
    I hope they don't rob you for that, you can improvise one from a cooking aluminum foil.
    I just do everything barefoot when I mess with computer parts(cement tiles).

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    Default Re: OMG got thermalpaste on bottom of CPU!

    Even an old T-Shirt would be fine, as said previous you can just blow off any lint left behind

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    Default Re: OMG got thermalpaste on bottom of CPU!

    Well I cleaned the bottom of my CPU and used the ArctiClean 1 & 2. I used a eyeglass cloth that came with my prescription glasses (that I never wear), as Psycho101 said would be good to use and it looks like the CPU looks like brand new So now I just have to put my computer together tommorow after work and cross my fingers everything is good. Also, ordered a new HS and fan that is designed for a Quad Core, as the last one I was using was not designed for Quad CPU's, so that should help with the heat problem I was having as well.

    thnx again for the the help guys ^^
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    Default Re: OMG got thermalpaste on bottom of CPU!

    Good luck with setting things up, and hope your new cooler is much better for you!

    Again, glad to hear this was not in your socket!! Be careful

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