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Question Thermal paste on AMD Socket

Nov 2, 2018
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Hello!
While I was troubleshooting and changing CPUs a small amount of thermal paste dropped from my hand in to the CPU socket. I tried to clean it as good as possible, but a little bit still remains. Does this pose any danger to my motherboard or CPU? They both work fine with this, but I want to make sure I won't have any issues in the future.

The thermal paste I was using is cooler master thermal compound and the wraith prism pre applied thermal paste.

If you can notice it seems to be stuck between the two pins.

 

Lutfij

Titan
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Take isoprpyl alcohol and a toothbrush and see if you can dislodge it from that pin hole. A pin would also help. Thermal paste is non conductive so it won't be much of a threat. In short it shouldn't be there but we shouldn't act like nothing can happen from it being there.
 
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Nov 2, 2018
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Take isoprpyl alcohol and a toothbrush and see if you can dislodge it from that pin hole. A pin would also help. Thermal paste is non conductive so it won't be much of a threat. In short it shouldn't be there but we shouldn't act like nothing can happen from it being there.
a toothbrush might be a little too big to fit in, but i will try. How difficult/safe do you think is it to remove the whole socket if everything else fails?
 

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