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Need rubbing alcohol, is this the same as surgical spirit?

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Have to use it to clean the compount of a procesor and heatsink before reapplying new compount. Only have Surgical spirit and methylated spirit. Can I use the surgical spirit? Read More
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Have to use it to clean the compount of a procesor and heatsink before reapplying new compount.

Only have Surgical spirit and methylated spirit.

Can I use the surgical spirit?
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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#1
yeah same thing, surgical spirit is the English name rubbing alcohol is the american name.

use with care

Edited By: effingandjeffing on Nov 29, 2010 11:10
#2
either will do fine, just make sure the processor is cooled down before using
#3
I used pre-injection swabs which are impregnated with alcohol and they seemed to work ok.
#4
Like mumbojumbo said (in a roundabout way) Just go to the chemist and ask for some isopropyl alcohol this will clean the heatsink and it should be a lot cheaper than rubbing alcohol.

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