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Thermal Paste question

AllinnKall

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When i bought a new heatsink fan, put it in my PC but on the manual it seems that i have to clean all the old Thermal Paste from the CPU, but is it ok to use a cloth to clean it out no alcohol, but is it nessecary to clean all the Thermal Paste off 100%?
 

sub mesa

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I just use a tissue without any cleaning appliance. As long as the thermal paste isn't very cold, it should be easy to remove. So one tip: power on your system like 20 minutes then power it down and remove the paste. Re-apply the new paste and mount your new HSF.
 

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