Originally Posted by TimothySpoic
LOL, well been looking online since i posted this and people recommend isopropyl. Also been looking at some places and they say a thin line then just put hsf back on and twist. I do have another question, how long before you can boot up the pc after you apply the paste? im assuming since its paste right away so please correct me if im wrong.
70% or 91% or 99.9% isopropyl alcohol should do it fine. I've used 70% one and just let it dry for a few minutes after clean up the old paste. You should boot up your pc after you apply the paste only if you install your CPU cooler correctly. It should be fine. I don't see any reason why should you wait before boot up after apply the paste.