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CPU fan - degrease?
Old 27th August 2007
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CPU fan - degrease?

My stock, noisy, CPU cooler/fan began making a new weird noise.
Im going to replace it with a zalman CPU cooler. I recently read something
about needing degreaser. Do you have to get and apply a degreaser before applying the new thermal paste?
Old 27th August 2007
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I always use rubbing alcohol and some of those 2" square make-up pads my wife gets at Walmart. Works great, might have to go through two or three pads and let it dry for 10-15 minutes.
Old 27th August 2007
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I've re-built literally hundreds of systems, and I've always simply removed the old heat sink and applied the new thermal paste and slapped it on. No worries.
Old 27th August 2007
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Hey, thanks!
Old 27th August 2007
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i have a zalman here, but i would get a ninja. it's a lot more quieter.

Scythe NINJA PLUS CPU Cooler
Old 28th August 2007
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another rubbing alcohol guy here.
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