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goblynn93

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Jul 11, 2001
I have an Athlon T-Bird that has the residue from my first heatsink installation still stuck on it. I need to get it off... It's the nasty gummy stuff... has the consistency of that white tacky stuff you use to put posters on the wall when you can't use tacks... Anyone know what I'm talking about? It came with the GlobalWin when I got it... it worked fine but if I had known what I was doing I would have removed it immediately and used some AS2 (which is now in use on the hs). But I didn't... Now I've got thermal "gum" residue all over my processor and I can't figure out how to get it off.... The AS2 comes off easy with rubbing alcohol but the gummy stuff still stays... I had to scrape the hell out of the bottom of the heatsink to get the stuff off and then sand it a bit to get the remaining residue off. I don't want to sand my chip. Can anyone help?

P.S. I had a temp of 45/47c (idle/load) and then I changed my fans around to blow all the air into my case at the bottom and out at the top... my temp jumped to 52/55c!!! Ouch.. put the fans back to run air in the front and out the back and added some AS2 and dropped to 42/45c. I am relying on the Asus Probe for the A7V... I've heard this is inacurate... So is my chip possibly running at 32/35c? What's the best way to accurately measure my chip temp? I'm learning all I can before I take this 1000mhz chip and oc it!
 

AmbientFiction

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goblynn93 (Jul 13, 2001 04:07 p.m.):
I have an Athlon T-Bird that has the residue from my first heatsink installation still stuck on it. I need to get it off... It's the nasty gummy stuff... has the consistency of that white tacky stuff you use to put posters on the wall when you can't use tacks... Anyone know what I'm talking about? It came with the GlobalWin when I got it... it worked fine but if I had known what I was doing I would have removed it immediately and used some AS2 (which is now in use on the hs). But I didn't... Now I've got thermal "gum" residue all over my processor and I can't figure out how to get it off.... The AS2 comes off easy with rubbing alcohol but the gummy stuff still stays... I had to scrape the hell out of the bottom of the heatsink to get the stuff off and then sand it a bit to get the remaining residue off. I don't want to sand my chip. Can anyone help?

P.S. I had a temp of 45/47c (idle/load) and then I changed my fans around to blow all the air into my case at the bottom and out at the top... my temp jumped to 52/55c!!! Ouch.. put the fans back to run air in the front and out the back and added some AS2 and dropped to 42/45c. I am relying on the Asus Probe for the A7V... I've heard this is inacurate... So is my chip possibly running at 32/35c? What's the best way to accurately measure my chip temp? I'm learning all I can before I take this 1000mhz chip and oc it!

Try fingernail polish remover works for me
 
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goblynn93

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Tried that... The stuff just sticks and sticks like bad duct tape residue on a hot day... it balled up off the heatsink for the most part then left a nasty sticky mess like chewing gum that had been microwaved then toasted and simply would not come off with any alcohol or fingernail polish remover... Thanks for the quick response!