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Is Thermal Material remover just a waste of money?

#1StormKMDPosted 9/6/2013 2:49:54 PM
Or does isopropyl alcohol work just the same?
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#2DerPancakePosted 9/6/2013 2:57:06 PM
Both do the job.
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#3OraclefoxPosted 9/6/2013 3:05:45 PM
If Thermal Material remover costs more than say 90%+ isopropyl relative to container volume, then probably so. It doesn't take much more than two q-tip heads dipped in a bit of isopropyl to take thermal paste off of most cpu chip sized objects. It's very effective.
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#4LoshadtPosted 9/6/2013 3:19:55 PM
Rubbing alcohol works really well, so it probably is a ripoff.
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#5Xeeh_BitzPosted 9/6/2013 3:25:43 PM
It works better than rubbing alcohol.

a lot better..
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#6LoshadtPosted 9/6/2013 3:31:14 PM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
It works better than rubbing alcohol.

a lot better..


That's hard to imagine because rubbing alcohol works extremely well.
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#7mjc0961Posted 9/6/2013 3:36:14 PM
Loshadt posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
It works better than rubbing alcohol.

a lot better..


That's hard to imagine because rubbing alcohol works extremely well.


Xeeh Bitz is a troll, just ignore him.
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#8StormKMD(Topic Creator)Posted 9/6/2013 3:46:04 PM
Thanks guys, you saved me $6 :3
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#9SamusFarronPosted 9/6/2013 4:07:46 PM
Rubbing alcohol seems to work just fine. By the nature of most thermal compounds you're never going to get rid of 100% of the old stuff, plenty of it will still be wedged into microscopic surface imperfections. Rubbing alcohol or similar are the only liquid forms of matter I would trust near PC components, it's non-volatile but still cleans and then evaporates in seconds without having to worry.
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