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took my rig apart to clean and a little wire routing. some how when i took the cpu out i manged to get a little nit of grease on the pins. when i noticed i nearly screamed, having ruined a q6600 with this happening a atleast one mobo. and way after 2 hours with tissue paper and a very fine pin i manged to clean it up.

just posted this as a a warning to other to be careful and if it dose happen all is not lost.

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Lol why did you need to take your cpu out in the first place anyway? You can clean the old tim with it inside the socket and i really see no reason to take it out. I'd like to hear the reason because i've cleaned my rigs numerous times and i don't think i ever needed to take the cpu out of my mobo.
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Lol why did you need to take your cpu out in the first place anyway? You can clean the old tim with it inside the socket and i really see no reason to take it out.
um i don't really know. i think i thought it would be easier to clean with it out
    
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How do people even do that?
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How do people even do that?
i believe i got some on my finger when i removed the cpu cooler
    
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Well We can get very excited about out rigs and PC hardware that we Don't think sometimes! It has happened to me.
But, I have only removed the CPU out of the Socket once. And it was when I sold it.

Anyways. Thanks for letting us know! I bet there are a few people out there that can do the same mistakes that has been done here today. Advices never hurt anyone!
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I tend to remove my CPU to clean the TIM but that's because my coordination's a little off so I like to be able to keep from getting alcohol on the mobo.
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Well,everytime i replace my TIM,i remove the cpu from socket,that way you avoid that,plus you have a much better application of the grease
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I got thermal grease on my CPU pins before, and it still works great lol
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I got thermal grease on my CPU pins before, and it still works great lol
As long as it is not electric conductive than it should be fine, However AS5, will kill your cpu. Dont know why people still recommend it or use it. when there are so many other pastes out there that are cheaper and perform better or close.
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