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

    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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