Question Thermal Paste in AMD4 Motherboard Socket

ChristianMX

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The link up top is the AMD4 socket I accidentally put to much thermal paste on so in a panic I removed the CPU fan and the entire CPU came out of the socket glued to the CPU fan from the thermal paste (replaced the CPU). Now I sent the board in for a RMA as I was worried I'd damaged it but Gigabyte did testing on it with multiple configurations and they said everything was fine and ran within spec. Anyways, as you can see from the pictures in this link ( https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Tet1q4tumFB3jDcBskxsszbKQTzGNXKB ) that there is a little bit of thermal paste inside one the the holes in the socket. Is that fine and will it give me problems in the future? This is the thermal paste I used. If it is an issue, how do I remove the thermal paste? https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6RrG3C/arctic-silver-thermal-paste-as535g
 
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If it was tested and verified by Gigabyte themselves, should be fine. If you wanted to try and remove, something like a 1 mil probe could help. Use them at work on occasion. Carefully try and pick some out of socket holes.
 

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