Grab your thermal paste cleaner of choice (100% Isopropyl alcohol is best, though 100% Acetone shown here works, and alcohol-free cleaners can be okay too), pour some of it onto a clean piece of soft paper towel, and gently wipe the GPU core clean. <b>Be careful not to scratch it with a fingernail</b>; it's not particularly soft, but treat it with respect.
 

Grab your thermal paste cleaner of choice (100% Isopropyl alcohol is best, though 100% Acetone shown here works, and alcohol-free cleaners can be okay too), pour some of it onto a clean piece of soft paper towel, and gently wipe the GPU core clean. Be careful not to scratch it with a fingernail; it's not particularly soft, but treat it with respect.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 Reference Disassembly Guide

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