Thread: Removed HSF off Ti4600
April 18th, 2004, 07:59 PM #1
Removed HSF off Ti4600
I got this Ti4600 as a replacement from BFG Tech. and so I removed the heatsink and discovered they had placed a really small amount (about the size of a pea) of epoxy only on the middle of the GPU. And under the epoxy is some uneven crusted on black stuff (I'm guessing its really old epoxy). Its really tough and wont come off with alcohol. Do you think its ok to use a little bit of carburetor cleaner to get the crusted stuff off of the GPU?
April 18th, 2004, 08:11 PM #2
I've used carb cleaner many times on CPU's without a problem. Never tried it on a vid card GPU, but it shouldn't be much different. Just don't spray it directly on the chip - spray a little on a rag & carefully wipe the chip with it.
April 18th, 2004, 08:18 PM #3
April 19th, 2004, 02:36 AM #4
Try using "Goof-Off"
It is safe and removes most goop and resins
Plus it does not leave a residue that may fill the microscopic valleys on heatsinks and cores, which will help the workability of your new application.
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April 19th, 2004, 02:43 AM #5
Goof-Off is a xylene based cleaner. I usually use an acetone based solvent, like nail polish remover, to do my de-gumming of GPUs. Xylene should do the trick as well.Fifteen men on a dead manís chest;
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April 19th, 2004, 09:47 AM #6
Great, thanks for the info. I'll be sure to check out "Goof-off" for my next application. BTW, where can I find it? But since I had carburetor cleaner laying around in my garage, I used that for this application. It got that dried on junk right off; its great but really strong stuff.
Prexaspes, doesn't everyone NOT recommend using nail polish remover because it has perfumes that stay behind? That's what I've always read.
April 19th, 2004, 09:55 AM #7
yea and NAIL POLISH REMOVER doesn't work half the time.
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