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    Default Re: Need help removing an intel stock cooler from a EP35 board (SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC)

    Methylated spirits is almost pure alcohol and is good for clearing off gunk.
    the trouble is its poisonous.
    Some wood alcohol is added to prevent people making their own moonshine.
    Best thing ive found is medical/surgical wipes ;).
    They are like the wipes nurses use on your skin to claen it before giving an injection.

    They are 80-90% alchohol and the rest is water which evaporates rapidly.
    They are freely available in drugstores/chemists because even the most desperate alco isnt going to resort to sucking "wipes".

    The rubbing alcohol.may have oils etc in it.
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    Default Re: Need help removing an intel stock cooler from a EP35 board (SLIGHTLY OFF TOPIC)

    Cheers guys, I live in central london so I don't have a car or any petrol - I may go with the alcohol wipes first and give the CPU a good clean.

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