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Thermal Pads.

by tinman8 / February 18, 2005 5:32 AM PST

How do you remove them without damaging the cpu?

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It's not too difficult
by Steven Haninger / February 18, 2005 11:36 PM PST
In reply to: Thermal Pads.

Alcohol and cotton swabs help some but mineral spirits and the swabs do better. GooGone is mineral spirits.

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by rub / February 19, 2005 2:56 AM PST
In reply to: Thermal Pads.

Scratching the cpu or heat sink surface isn't the problem. It's putting high spots on. The 2 surfaces should be absolutely coplanar, separated by microns which dirt, ridges, paste clumps etc preclude. Scratches per se have little effect. The purpose of the paste is to displace the air which is a good insulator, but a thick layer of paste is the same as air, and has a greater tendency to migrate

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