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Old December 27, 2007, 05:41 PM
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Ok thanks. So I just spray the part with thermal paste with the aerosol spray and let it dry? Or what else do I have to do?
Yep, just hold the motherboard sideways, give it a really good soaking and the spray will disolve the thermal compound and run off of the board. It's not the most ecologically friendly method, but it works. :)
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Old December 27, 2007, 05:46 PM
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Hmm ok thanks ALOT xD.. But when you said "soak" you dont mean like putting water on the CPU socket.. do you? And how long do I have to wait for it to dry? And can I do that to remove the thermal paste off the top of the CPU?
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Old December 27, 2007, 05:53 PM
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Hmm ok thanks ALOT xD.. But when you said "soak" you dont mean like putting water on the CPU socket.. do you? And how long do I have to wait for it to dry? And can I do that to remove the thermal paste off the top of the CPU?
Soak as in give it a good long spray with the contact cleaner, and yes it'll do a bang-up job of removing tim from anywhere.
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Old December 27, 2007, 06:54 PM
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If I just let the stuff slide right off my mobo, should i try to keep it away from all the heatsinks and stuff on the side of the socket? Or do i wipe off the aerosol right from the socket?
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Old December 27, 2007, 07:03 PM
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If I just let the stuff slide right off my mobo, should i try to keep it away from all the heatsinks and stuff on the side of the socket? Or do i wipe off the aerosol right from the socket?
If you use enough it'll all run off, but obviously you should orient the board so that the liquid runs off of the board via the shortest route.

The aerosol will evaporate cleanly over time. The whole idea of using the aerosol is so that you don't need to do anything to the pins in the socket other than let it evaporate.
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Might I add, that after " soaking it ", use a can of compressed air to blow as much of the residual junk as possible. ( motherboard only )
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The source has spray contact cleaner. I think carborator cleaner is the same stuff, but I'm not absolutely sure on that........
Nope, not the same stuff. Carb cleaner is stronger, and WILL leave some residue behind. If you're at a Crappy Tire, the automotive section might have aerosol cans of "Electronics Cleaner", which should do the trick as well.
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Old December 27, 2007, 07:33 PM
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Nope, not the same stuff. Carb cleaner is stronger, and WILL leave some residue behind. If you're at a Crappy Tire, the automotive section might have aerosol cans of "Electronics Cleaner", which should do the trick as well.
Thanks for the info. I've never used it so wasn't sure.... if it leaves a residue then it's probably based on one of the organics like keytone or the like....
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Heh, I put in a few years in the Automotive dept at Crappy Tire. There's brake cleaner, card cleaner, throttle body cleaner, injector cleaner, electronics cleaner, WD-40, etc...

If I had a loonie for every person who claimed that "They're all the same", and then came back the next day, having ruined something...
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Old December 27, 2007, 08:08 PM
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Hmmm, do you think i can just put my mobo upside down and spray it? So it doesnt touch anything else
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