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What to use to remove Thermal Grease off CPU

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Inactive Moderator
Feb 13, 2001
Twin Cities
Just about any good solvent will work. Actetone, Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone, Any TFE de-greaser, even good old Gumout Carburetor Cleaner works well. From my experience, my least favorite is isopropyl alcohol.



The Xtreme Senior Nobody
Jun 21, 2001
I have to as of yet done it. However from what I have seen the best is to use Acetone. ie Fingernail polish remover. Use it lightly with a cottonball. And make sure it dries up. Thats the good thing about Acetone, it evaporates quickly.