Too much thermal goop on new cooler... any chance to recover?

Cugel

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Nov 21, 2012
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Hey gurus

Just goofed up really well. Looks like I put too much thermal goop on the new CPU cooler which then got around the edges of my CPU. I scraped around the sides of the CPU to remove as much as possible. To compound the error of my ways I then proceeded to remove the CPU from socket and some ( a thin string) of the goop got onto the CPU pins and and a similarly thin string of goop got onto the CPU socket pins on the mobo.

Do I have any chance of making this work if I remove this stuff?

Many thanks.

Cugel