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post #1 of 8
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Does it hurt if the paste goes off the CPU onto the cracks before the pins and stuff?

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post #2 of 8
It isn't recommended always try and clean it up best you can

It wont catch on fire or anything but at the same time it wont do it massive favors by being their either
post #3 of 8
Maybe if it's electrically conductive.... google the paste you used and see, and if it is I would clean it up if it were me just to be safe and it was equipment I cared about.

But you used too much paste if it started oozing out the sides after you placed a heatsink.
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No, like if I out a drop in the middle, and it runs over the edge a bit

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post #5 of 8
Yea we know were just saying clean the over spill up it will either go hard and you will have to scrape it off which doesn't do anything favors or it will conduct and do your mobo any favors.
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It is ok if the paste isn't conductive. Arctic Silver 5 is conductive.
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I'm using m4

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post #8 of 8
mx4 doesn't have any metal in it I don't think, so basically yeah if you don't care to clean it up then leave it... isn't going to do anything but be there and harden.
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