Question Is this safe to use as a cleaner to get thermal paste off my CPU?

bentejas10

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Everything I can see in a quick google search says rubbing alcohol is ok but needs to be 99% IPA. Where as most your rubbing alcohol is 70-75% IPA. But yes if you can find the 99% stuff it will work. Also remembering to use a micro fiber or something that won’t leave any lint or fibers
 

mgallo848

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Yes. Just dab it into a a cotton ball. Should be enough


Edit: I'm not sure but doesn't it lose it's effectiveness after 6 months to a year?

Edit part 2, the sequel: No it work expire but the plastic container will degrade over time. Eventually will have to throw it away or store it in glass container.
 
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Like KeyMB said, use a 99% IPA solution, 70-75% is simply not enough. Otherwise buy some of Arctic's removal solution if you are going to buy it from online, they give you 2 bottles (Primer and remover) and a great cloth.

EDIT: And the solutions smell like lemon!
 
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