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

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Found 29th Nov 2010
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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yeah same thing, surgical spirit is the English name rubbing alcohol is the american name.

use with care
Edited by: "effingandjeffing" 29th Nov 2010
either will do fine, just make sure the processor is cooled down before using
I used pre-injection swabs which are impregnated with alcohol and they seemed to work ok.
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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