any one know how Dielectric Grease effects the pins on an LGA socket?
What happened is that I got a little careless when I tried it the first time. I had filled the socket with the hs compound, and was going to 'clean it up a little bit' by wiping some of the excess from around the edges with a paper towel. What happened is I caught some of the 775 contact springs with the towel and gave them a tug, pulling the end up and bending them badly. No way I could push them back into place, so it was time for a replacement mobo.
When I got the replacement, I only used my finger very gently to spread the compound in the socket, and all was well. So, take great care doing anything in the lga775 socket, they are a bit more delicate than you might think.