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TIM removing - what cloth??

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Is a J-cloth safe to use for removing TIM from a processor. Got some proper remover just need something to apply it. Just concerned with creating static.
 
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I use a lint free cloth, usually for cleaning LCD screen or glasses, works a treat and doesn't leave any particles left behind. Cotton buds sometimes leave strands on the CPU, which can cause slight issues, but usually they're fine, just make sure there's no strands hanging off the one you're using.
 
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I use a lint free cloth, usually for cleaning LCD screen or glasses, works a treat and doesn't leave any particles left behind. Cotton buds sometimes leave strands on the CPU, which can cause slight issues, but usually they're fine, just make sure there's no strands hanging off the one you're using.

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I used to use cotton buds, but there is usually a bit of cotton left on the surface when you use these (i'm sure this hardly effects performance, if at all). However, I spotted some glasses cleaning cloths in boots and have used them since.
 
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A carefully folder peice of toilet paper :D

I use the padded edge this makes with some IPA to clean my CPUs, never failed me :)
 
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kitchen roll for budget use
coffee filter papers if you have them are better
lint free cloth is best.

A razor blade is also useful from time to time (if thermal cement is used)

I use kitchen roll get the gloop off, then kitchen roll again to clean with ArticClean1 - then do a final wipe/buff with a lens cloth and ArticClean2
that way the cloth is good for 50+ applications
 
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I've always used kitchen roll. Will have to try out coffee filter paper :D


J-cloth to me is a bad idea as they seem to cause a lot of static.
 
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toilet roll, thats all you need

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I use a lint free cloth too, they're cheap and for the price you can't complain really.

Supprised they don't sell them here, a lot of companies in the US stock them and I think its a great idea.
 
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loo roll as indicated above and recently using the Arctic tim cleaner kit, got it free so figured i might aswell use it lol

hows your i5 doing, im sitting here at on stock cooler 4ghz + turbo = 4.2GHz)

purchased a cooler master tx3, was only £13 inc, damn thing is taking too long to arrive
 
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