Go Back   AnandTech Forums > Hardware and Technology > Cases & Cooling

Forums
· Hardware and Technology
· CPUs and Overclocking
· Motherboards
· Video Cards and Graphics
· AMD Video Cards
· Nvidia
· Displays
· Memory and Storage
· Power Supplies
· Cases & Cooling
· SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs
· Networking
· Peripherals
· General Hardware
· Highly Technical
· Computer Help
· Home Theater PCs
· Consumer Electronics
· Digital and Video Cameras
· Mobile Devices & Gadgets
· Audio/Video & Home Theater
· Software
· Software for Windows
· All Things Apple
· *nix Software
· Operating Systems
· Programming
· PC Gaming
· Console Gaming
· Distributed Computing
· Security
· Social
· Off Topic
· Politics and News
· Discussion Club
· Love and Relationships
· The Garage
· Health and Fitness
· Home and Garden
· Merchandise and Shopping
· For Sale/Trade
· Hot Deals with Free Stuff/Contests
· Black Friday 2014
· Forum Issues
· Technical Forum Issues
· Personal Forum Issues
· Suggestion Box
· Moderator Resources
· Moderator Discussions
   

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-27-2002, 10:28 PM   #1
RobHW
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 158
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

What I've read says to use 99% isopropyl alcohol to clean the old paste from the CPU cooler. Finding 70% is easy, it's in groceries and drug stores everywhere. But I can't find 99% anywhere. Or is 99% going overboard and 70% is really fine. Thanks!
RobHW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2002, 11:10 PM   #2
randomlinh
Lifer
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Maryland
Posts: 20,855
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

do they sell 99%?? I know you can get 91% at some places, some ppl say you need to ask for it. I found it to be easier to use that 70% on artic silver.
randomlinh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2002, 12:37 AM   #3
Morph
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 747
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Where do you live? I bought 99% at Long's Drugs in southern California.
Morph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2002, 12:50 AM   #4
ChefJoe
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 2,506
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Don't worry about the 30%... it just takes a little longer to dry. There are regs about alcohol % in the states.
__________________
never fly DELTA
E8400@3.6GHz, Swiftech MCR120-ApogeeGT-MCP350-YateD12SL Internal P180B Setup
HEAT under "ChefJoe"
ChefJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2002, 01:05 AM   #5
PliotronX
Diamond Member
 
PliotronX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 7,568
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

It's easier to find denatured alcohol
__________________
. <~~ Do not breathe on the dot.

"Remember when your mom shoved brussel sprouts down your throat regardless of how many times you told her you hated the things? Even when there was god damn corn right there in the fridge? Yeah, thats Microsoft." -shortylickens
PliotronX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2002, 06:25 AM   #6
Blain
Lifer
 
Blain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Ohio Valley
Posts: 23,476
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Just about any good drug store should carry 91%. If there's a pharmacy department in a store, they probably have it.
__________________

Go CATO
Blain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2002, 08:03 AM   #7
RobHW
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 158
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Thanks for the quick responses! I'll start by asking at my local drug stores, like Eckereds. If they don't have it then chances are they can point me in the right direction.
RobHW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2002, 08:43 AM   #8
BurnItDwn
Lifer
 
BurnItDwn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Wauconda, IL
Posts: 20,182
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

I know pretty much all Walgreens stores should carry a 91% Isopropyl Alcohol
BurnItDwn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2002, 10:53 AM   #9
Goi
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Posts: 6,565
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

70%'s fine. I've been using it the past few times I needed to get the goop off my CPU/HSF.
__________________
In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded
My 5 Rigs
Goi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2002, 07:51 PM   #10
CaptnKirk
Lifer
 
CaptnKirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 10,053
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Hardware stores - its the DENATURED stuff
__________________
Kirk out . . . BeMeUp Scotty !
Aerospace Engineers build Technologically Advanced Weapons . . . Civil Engineers build Ground Targets.
-----------------------------------------------------------
Cattitude
CaptnKirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2002, 02:50 AM   #11
erikiksaz
Diamond Member
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 5,483
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Quote:
Originally posted by: CaptnKirk
Hardware stores - its the DENATURED stuff
ditto.
erikiksaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2002, 11:21 AM   #12
OulOat
Diamond Member
 
OulOat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 5,771
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

I got the generic Mejier store brand 99% Isopropyl, I also seen it for sale at Walmart and Kmart. Just look at the Rx section
__________________
mei guo (The Beautiful Country) - Chinese for the United States
OulOat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2002, 12:21 PM   #13
AnandtechViolator
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 68
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

go to the paint isle.
AnandtechViolator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2002, 09:29 PM   #14
link26
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 166
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

or you can jack some from University chemistry labs.............
link26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2002, 01:12 AM   #15
CubicZirconia
Diamond Member
 
CubicZirconia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 5,193
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Like Goi said, 70% is fine. You could use soapy water to clean the core if you wanted to.
__________________
Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain
CubicZirconia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2002, 05:03 AM   #16
OulOat
Diamond Member
 
OulOat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 5,771
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Quote:
Originally posted by: CubicZirconia
Like Goi said, 70% is fine. You could use soapy water to clean the core if you wanted to.
Except for the residue
__________________
mei guo (The Beautiful Country) - Chinese for the United States
OulOat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2002, 11:14 AM   #17
Jeff7
Lifer
 
Jeff7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 40,100
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Quote:
Originally posted by: OulOat
I got the generic Mejier store brand 99% Isopropyl, I also seen it for sale at Walmart and Kmart. Just look at the Rx section
What state are you in? I'm in PA, and I've only seen up to 91% in the pharmaceutical section. It's probably what ChefJoe said - state regulations about the concentration.
__________________
.
"Homeopathy is what happened when snake oil salesmen discovered that water is cheaper than snake oil."

's is not the universal way of making anything plural.
Jeff7 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2002, 01:45 PM   #18
OulOat
Diamond Member
 
OulOat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 5,771
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Quote:
Originally posted by: Jeff7
Quote:
Originally posted by: OulOat
I got the generic Mejier store brand 99% Isopropyl, I also seen it for sale at Walmart and Kmart. Just look at the Rx section
What state are you in? I'm in PA, and I've only seen up to 91% in the pharmaceutical section. It's probably what ChefJoe said - state regulations about the concentration.
Illinois. There is state regulations on this? Is there a difference between drinking 91% and 99% Iso Alcohol? Would that 8% of whatever, probably water, save your life?
__________________
mei guo (The Beautiful Country) - Chinese for the United States
OulOat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2002, 10:21 AM   #19
Thor86
Diamond Member
 
Thor86's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Great White North
Posts: 7,865
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Quote:
Originally posted by: RobHW
What I've read says to use 99% isopropyl alcohol to clean the old paste from the CPU cooler. Finding 70% is easy, it's in groceries and drug stores everywhere. But I can't find 99% anywhere. Or is 99% going overboard and 70% is really fine. Thanks!
Use Goo Gone, or any citrus type degreaser that will not deform plastics. Then clean up the residue with 70% isopropyl alcohol.
__________________
Heatware / Currency Conversion
Thor86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2002, 07:37 PM   #20
CubicZirconia
Diamond Member
 
CubicZirconia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 5,193
Default Where Can I Get 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?

Quote:
Originally posted by: OulOat
Quote:
Originally posted by: CubicZirconia
Like Goi said, 70% is fine. You could use soapy water to clean the core if you wanted to.
Except for the residue
It washes off with regular old water. (I'm not saying soapy water is the greatest solution, just that it is a solution)
__________________
Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain
CubicZirconia is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Alpha 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.