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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isopropyl_alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol (IUPAC name propan-2-ol), also called dimethyl carbinol or, isopropanol, is a .... disk drives), the lenses of lasers in optical disc drives (e.g., CD, DVD) and removing thermal paste from heatsinks and IC packages (such as CPUs). ... Isopropyl alcohol solutions of 70–99% are used to preserve specimens .

www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2203771/isopropyl-wipe-thermal-paste-safe.html

... if it's safe to use 99% isopropyl to wipe thermal paste off my heatsink and CPU. ... 99% alcohol is pretty commonly used to clean off CPUs.

www.tomshardware.com/forum/202813-28-pure-isopropyl-alcohol-cleaning

Im having trouble finding pure isopropyl alcohol (can only find 70%), does ... much of a difference in performance vs something in the 90-99% range? ... rub a bit to remove the leftover GUNK from the heat sink and cpu cover, ...

www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2567385/cleaning-thermal-paste-isopropyl-alcohol.html

Can you clean off thermal paste with 70% isopropyl alcohol, or do you need 99% ? ... More about cleaning thermal paste isopropyl alcohol ... to evaporate, make sure the CPU is completely dry before you replace the heatsink.

answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080121104632AAjb2ub

If you are just cleaning the heatsink for the cpu, i recommend using ... 99% pure isopropyl alcohol is flammable to the point that looking at it ...

superuser.com/questions/782368/is-isopropyl-alcohol-90-safe-for-cleaning-copper-heatsinks-and-processors

Jul 12, 2014 ... There is no problem with using isopropyl alcohol to clean off copper or ... Aluminum or copper heatsinks are sometimes coated with a clear coat ...

techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=96390

What purity of isopropyl alcohol is recommended when removing thermal ... I'm getting ready to finally replace the stock cooler and install the .... In my neighbourhood a bottle of 99% costs only a few bucks (or dozen bucks?)

www.ask.com/youtube?q=isopropyl+alcohol+99%25+heatsink&v=BzoA-VdViZI
May 27, 2009 ... How To: Remove Thermal Compound from the CPU or Heatsink .... I ordered 99 % Isopropyl Alcohol of amazon for like 9$. WORKS LIKE A ...

www.overclock.net/t/395380/cleaning-cpu-with-70-91-rubbing-alcohol

I always used 70% (70% rubbing alcohol is all i had in my house) ... ppl told me i can corrode my heatsink bases with 70% but idk. ... 99% worked wonders for me, it was a bit more expensive than 70% but hey, whats $2?