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Question Accidentally sprayed alcohol on my CPU pins

Jul 12, 2020
So I was trying to clean off the thermal compound from the CPU with a 96% alcohol when I accidentally sprayed the pins. The pins have turned darker in color (I've let it dry for about an hour) but am not seeing any noticeable difference. I was thinking of testing it out by I read an article where a broken CPU could potentially break the motherboard too. Do you think the CPU would be functioning normally again or probably dead?



it should be fine. We use alcohol to clean electronics (including CPU) because it evaporates quickly and leave little to no residue. the pins in your case are in the CPU socket and alcohol on the CPU contacts should not effect it at all.