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How Do You Clean A Heatsink From Fingerprints Etc.?

so I don't see why you should bother to remove it. Windows 7: How do you clean a heatsink from fingerprints etc.? Someone here said I shouldn't use any cloth unless I want to fry my CPU. Smells bad too until it evaporates.

You can change this preference below. they used to sell it at wal-mart, but im not sure if they do anymore, it would probably be in the automotive section. Yükleniyor... Ask a question and give support. http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/324820-how-do-you-clean-heatsink-fingerprints-etc.html

Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? But I don't think that you will have any issue with the performance of your CPU. A month has passed until I have the opportunity to reasemble PC and now Im looking at a dark finger print in one side of stock heatsink fan, I cleaned again Mark NAug 12, 2013, 5:21 AM You can clean fingerprints on CPU by use of product called Innospray B600.

  1. It comes in a spray can at most auto parts stores.
  2. It varies for aluminum polish, but it's doesn't cost much.
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  4. I wouldn't put anything besides thermal paste on a cpu/heatsink, though, and I really doubt that its gonna affect temperature that much.

Mar 1, 2007 #7 foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139 If its copper oxide (which i seriously, seriously doubt, if I remember right copper takes a while to oxidize, especially using just Is it bad to inform someone of the proper methods and what things like fingerprints, oils, and air pockets actually do? I even tried using isopropyl alcohol to remove the fingerprints and failed miserably... Dab whatever you end up using in the isopropyl alcohol and then rub the CPU clean.

Düşüncelerinizi paylaşmak için oturum açın. I had tried to use 'ketchup" before, but it takes way to long for it to remove anything from the surfaces. I usually use a sturdy paper towl. Beat that!!

I dont think it will remove stains though. Dab whatever you end up using in the isopropyl alcohol and then rub the CPU clean. d1rtyju1c3Jan 20, 2011, 11:51 PM Coffee filters are lint free and work great. sisrace View Public Profile Find More Posts by sisrace 11 Mar 2014 #4 Brink 64-bit Windows 10 Pro 64,456 posts Oklahoma Rubbing alcohol is cheap.

I always use the above two chemicals, because I need to clean heaps of cpu's from their ancient heatsink paste/glue-like substances. http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=700603 i get them too when i post words like fool, idiot, jerk, etc. (i'll probably get 3 for this post) Reply With Quote 2011-09-22,08:31 PM #53 Cilraaz View Profile View Forum Hi. Quantum Of Infinity 15.288 görüntüleme 3:32 Daha fazla öneri yükleniyor...

I don't actually have all of the parts for the computer yet. Now I know this to be a motherboard problem, because I have interchanged other heatsink/fans and they also are getting No Power from the motherboard. any foreign matter that ketchup introduces is also water soluble and thus VERY easy to remove. The aluminum polish may help with buffing out that rainbow affect on the metal.

i dont know catch fire? Yükleniyor... Mar 2, 2011 Cant install heatsink on mobo May 9, 2008 Fingerprint Scanner Jan 22, 2009 Fingerprint readers Aug 6, 2008 Help on removing heatsink and question on agp Sep 10, lol at your flawless logic, and lol at your avatar.

And since its copper oxide, you won't be able to remove it via any sort of degreaser. Main: Cilraaz | Aerie Peak 110s: Zahmer, Qelar, Roobi | Aerie Peak 100+s: Jadorin, Allisu | My Twitch Channel Reply With Quote 2011-09-22,08:26 PM #51 Afrospinach View Profile View Forum Posts At that point, place a pea/BB/rice grain sized amount of TIM on the CPU and install the heatsink.

You'll be surprised...

Don't underestimate orange oil. :P Last edited by BeepBeep2; 06-12-2010 at 11:16 AM. People in these forums are RIDICULOUS about thermal paste. Circles SucQ! Personally what I use, keep a can of the cottony stuff close at hand.

It removes fingerprints quickly and effectively. But yeah you used Caps so you must be right... And can someone give me more specific details on what to use to wipe of the paste? There's other chemical brighteners for aluminum, but they tend to leave a pasty white matte finish to the metal surface..