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Enfield
05-21-2007, 07:02 AM
My cooler has had his best years, the pins are broken and its rambling like hell and overheating all the time. I'm replacing it but I have no idea how to remove the thermal paste... ?

[WaW] m1
05-21-2007, 07:17 AM
why would you remove it?

58F_Lc Ordos!
05-21-2007, 07:40 AM
Coz new thermal paste is better

Use some tissue and some spirit (wasbenzine met keukepapier werkt, zorg ervoor dat je niet van de core afveegt want dan zit alles er onder! Dep eerst tot je bijna geen pasta meer ziet, ga dan pas vegen met wasbenzine)

Sorry had to use dutch as some words just don't describe it properly

-Ordos-

[WaW] m1
05-21-2007, 07:45 AM
Plk.Ordos {PIMP};244284']Coz new thermal paste is better

Use some tissue and some spirit (wasbenzine met keukepapier werkt, zorg ervoor dat je niet van de core afveegt want dan zit alles er onder! Dep eerst tot je bijna geen pasta meer ziet, ga dan pas vegen met wasbenzine)

Sorry had to use dutch as some words just don't describe it properly

-Ordos-

i must've misunderstood the question then

I usually use a card (credit card type object) for thermal paste work.

Enfield
05-21-2007, 07:49 AM
Does aftershave work too?

(Ik heb wel wasbenzine in huis maar is dat niet lijp met zo'n hete processor?)

58F_Lc Ordos!
05-21-2007, 07:53 AM
Don't worry about a processor and cleaning it with spirit

it evaporates like nothing before. Besides, after cleaning the proc with spirit (in the proces as described in dutch) you need to let it evaporate for a minute or two-three, then add new thermal paste and spread it evenly

Spirit is onluy a problem when used with an absorbing material (cotton/cloth/wood etc.) but a processor is metal, plastic and ceramics. Nothing will go wrong

Self-combustion temp is >> 200 degrees celsius. If it bursts in flames your proc is dead already anyway

-Ordos-

Enfield
05-21-2007, 08:00 AM
K thanks. And if I put on paste I have to do it at a size of a rice right?

58F_Lc Ordos!
05-21-2007, 08:04 AM
Put a tiny tiny blob on the centre and spread it out using a Yacht-business card (their plastic, i know coz i work for Yacht)

Or us a business card in generaln and spread it evenly and most important: THINLY

A thick layer insulates, a thin layer conducts. Its just to fill up imperfection between the core and the heat sink base. And if those are as thick as a rice grain you better spend some more money an a better heatsink ;)

-Ordos-

58F_Lc Ordos!
05-21-2007, 08:08 AM
What heatsink are you replacing with what?

-Ordos-

Enfield
05-21-2007, 09:19 AM
Deze koeler:
http://www.vobis.nl/?ID=ProductDetail&ProductID=132370
Ik hoop dat het niet mijn airflow verneukt.
Anders replace ik mijn case fan ook gewoon..

58F_Lc Ordos!
05-21-2007, 09:27 AM
Looks very similar to my arctic cooler

You point it to the back, no probs. And i believe you do not need to reapply thermal paste for this one though. It already has some on the base

-Ordos-

Enfield
05-21-2007, 09:35 AM
Yea I'll point it to the back, but I'm gonna have to go into the BIOS and change its direction... Mines is currently blowing onto the proc.

58F_Lc Ordos!
05-21-2007, 09:40 AM
E*|PPor.Enfield;244302']Yea I'll point it to the back, but I'm gonna have to go into the BIOS and change its direction... Mines is currently blowing onto the proc.


Errr..... then don't change a thing. The fan should blow over the fins and that airflow should point to the back

-Ordos-

Enfield
05-21-2007, 09:43 AM
But then:
<-- = airflow
0 = cooler

Chassis[<--0 <> 0-->|| <== PROCESSOR

58F_Lc Ordos!
05-21-2007, 09:47 AM
No like this:

Proc = 0

|<-PSU |
| ^ |
| <-0<- |
| ^ |
| | side intake|
| <-|Case bottom

-Ordos-

58F_Lc Ordos!
05-21-2007, 09:51 AM
That coolermaster has the base on the proc, the airflow is perpendicular to it, not ON the proc. You can direct the airflow where you want by installing the fan in a different direction

In essence you are cooling the heatpipes with the fan, the proc gets cooled by the heatpipes


-Ordos-

Enfield
05-21-2007, 10:12 AM
k

66S|Pv Ritter
05-21-2007, 02:43 PM
I've also heard of people using a razor blade to scrape it off (gently). I've never done it, personally, though.

Enfield
05-21-2007, 03:17 PM
That probably would leave small amounts of the substance on the proc i think.. I'm going to use Spirit and a paper towel and Q tips

Sauron
05-21-2007, 03:40 PM
I used "wasbenzine" and a paper towel for mine, works perfect.

Enfield
05-21-2007, 03:45 PM
Ik doe hetzelfde dan, bedankt.

I'll do the same, thanks.

H62|Pv Devildog
05-22-2007, 05:21 AM
Plk.Ordos {PIMP};244284']...Use some tissue and some spirit (wasbenzine met keukepapier werkt, zorg ervoor dat je niet van de core afveegt want dan zit alles er onder! Dep eerst tot je bijna geen pasta meer ziet, ga dan pas vegen met wasbenzine)...

Whoa! Someone get a priest, we need an exorcism, pronto!

Paasky
05-22-2007, 06:27 AM
Crux sancta sit mihi lux
Non draco sit mihi dux
Vade retro satana
Nunquam suade mihi vana
Sunt mala quae libas
Ipse venena bibas

BigBlueCheese
05-22-2007, 06:41 AM
Yeah, rubbing alcohol (ethyl alcohol) is what I use. However, mineral spirits (turpentine) works just great too. As a rule of thumb, if it's highly flammable, it will take off the thermal grease fairly well. Vodka would probably do the job as well, but who would use that? :p

58F_Lc Ordos!
05-22-2007, 07:09 AM
G|Kpt.BigBlueCheese;244436']Yeah, rubbing alcohol (ethyl alcohol) is what I use. However, mineral spirits (turpentine) works just great too. As a rule of thumb, if it's highly flammable, it will take off the thermal grease fairly well. Vodka would probably do the job as well, but who would use that? :p

It wouldn't make it to the core anyway. I would finish it off before cleaning the proc

-Ordos-

Enfield
05-22-2007, 12:34 PM
What about aftershave?

I'll let my proc smell like ralph lauren lol.

Sauron
05-22-2007, 02:20 PM
Turpentine is what I used as well, but I later read it consists of to much oil/fat ingredients which aren't good for your core at all. Same for non-pure alcohol products.