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Hi, I am a beginner and I'm having this problem hope i can get some help >_>
i applied too much thermal paste on the cpu and when i install the cpu cooling fan few paste leak on the side edge of the socket(not sure if it got under the cpu-pins)cause i'm afraid if i removed the cpu fan and check it will leak on the pins or motheboard.

i notice after i tight up the cpu fan. i manage to get off some from the side hole, but there still some. the PC can boot up and stay at 23-40c. is it fine if i leave it as that, will it cause any long-term issue?

Should i remove the fan and clean everything up?
and if theres some paste in the socket am i able to use Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier on the motherboard/socket/cpu pin to clean up with?

If anything go wrong with the board or cpu do the warranty cover by the thermal paste damage?



This is where the paste leak at
post #2 of 14
Put a blob in the dead center about 3-4mm across. that is plenty.

But as long as it isn't something like AS5 your fine. If you have no troubles then don't worry about it. If it is MX-3 it will thicken up after a while.
 
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post #3 of 14
take the chip out and clean it. Then make sure there's none inside the socket it self. Just clean it as best you can and make sure not to do it again.

By the way, what method are you using to apply it?
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If it ain't hurting anything don't clean it. as long as it is non-conductive he will be fine.
 
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post #5 of 14
The thermal paste should be about the size od a grain of rice in the middle of the cpu. Make sure you clean the cpu with isopropyl alcohol first with q-tips
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Most TIM isn't conductive, so depending on what you used it won't harm anything. However, it is bet to remove the heatsink, clean of the TIM, and the start over. The best way to clean TIM off is with some rubbing alcohol and either Qtips or a coffee filter.
 
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I usually use toilet paper and alcohol.
 
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i use the thermal came with this product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118046
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
Put a blob in the dead center about 3-4mm across. that is plenty.

But as long as it isn't something like AS5 your fine. If you have no troubles then don't worry about it. If it is MX-3 it will thicken up after a while.
whats AS5/MX-3?

btw would this work on the cpu-pins/motherboard socket or pins?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] arcticlean
Edited by dxdlazygirl - 4/28/11 at 4:07am
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i use the thermal came with this product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118046
I don't know what came with it but it might not be really good.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dxdlazygirl View Post
whats AS5/MX-3
AS5 (Arctic Silver 5) and MX-3 (Arctic Silver MX-2,3, and 4. MX-3 is 3. They have 3 though) are thermal pastes (note I said paste).
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