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Cleaning CPU

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RnPgrosz

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Joined
Dec 14, 2001
Location
NJ
If u get AS on the cpu its hard to get off. Only using rubbing alchohol didn't work very well for me. Anybody know something that cleans better?
 

Iron Hawk

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Jan 19, 2002
Location
Groton, CT
when i was unlocking my cpu, i put tape down to mask the bridges, and now it is really clean around that area. perhaps using scotch tape to pull up the AS will work,,,
 

donny_paycheck

Inactive Super Quad Mod
Joined
Oct 25, 2001
I'm with Iron Hawk.

I use electrical tape to 'peel' the AS film off. The gooey adhesive even gets down into the pores of the ceramic thunderbirds and lifts the silver particles right out of there. It'll take a little bit of tape but it works better than anything I've seen before.
 

Starfoxer

World's Biggest E-Thug
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Feb 9, 2002
Location
USA
i have used goof off, lighter fluid, and nail polish remover
to get AS and thermal pads off. they all worked fine with
a bit of scrubbing.
 

rossd

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Nov 16, 2001
Location
Silicon Valley California
I use acetone (nail polish remover) on a cutip. Beware: some nail polish removers are not acetone.

Don't flood your CPU with it either. I've heard it can dissolve bits of the CPU but I've never seen it happen.

Clean it off with alcohol when you're finished.
rossd.
 

Krusty

Insane Overclocking Clown
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Sep 17, 2001
Location
Orange County
How come nobody has said eraser yet? To clean AS off of the ceramic part of the cpu, use a regular old eraser off of a pencil. It does wonders, really. I utterly destroyed my cpu with AS2 when I first got it. acetone on the core and an eraser on the rest cleaned it up perfectly.
 

Voodoo Rufus

Powder Junkie Moderator
Joined
Sep 20, 2001
Krusty said it for the ceramic part. That's what I use. For the core I use a q-tip with alcohol. Works good for me.