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Hello everyone,
I've ran into a situation. I was putting non-conductive thermal paste (Tunia TX-2) on my cpu and as I was spreading it I a small amount ran over into the socket. I'm using the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme motherboard with a i7 3930k. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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I'm not 100% sure but as it's non conductive I don't see what damage it could cause?
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This is what you call *urgent*?

99% isopropyl alcohol, use a tooth-pick and remove as much as you can.
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This is what you call *urgent*?
99% isopropyl alcohol, use a tooth-pick and remove as much as you can.

Be very careful and gentle, but I think you could clean it out as well. Let it all evaporate and you should be ok.
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This is what you call *urgent*?
99% isopropyl alcohol, use a tooth-pick and remove as much as you can.

I concur. just do it slowly. A needle works too.

Also, there's no need to spread the TIM. Pea side or line method does the job.
Edited by Raiden911 - 12/12/12 at 11:55am
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post #6 of 13
Just read another article of someone who did the same with non-conductive thermal paste, he said his PC booted fine after but I'd wait to see what some other people say.
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I concur. just do it slowly. A needle works too.
Also, there's no need to spread the TIM. Pea side or line method does the job.

A needle is in metal. Sure it works but using metal on metal is not the best idea. Wood have no chance to scratch the board.
As said above, you can run it with probably no problem. Although, I would never do that with my system. Isopropyl alcohol will clean most of the TIM and you can easily remove the rest with a toothpick. The advantage of the alcohol is that the TIM won't be sticky so you will not end spreading it on a larger surface while trying to remove it.

I am still wondering how you did that though. laugher.gif
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It will not cause any problems. You can even cover the whole socket with non-conductive thermal paste if you like biggrin.gif
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Thanks you everyone for your advise on what to do. Also I apologize for saying that it was so urgent, I was really freaking out and worrying about it at the time. But, so far I managed to remove most of it so things are looking good! biggrin.gif
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This is what I would use. I would lay down some towels around the rest of the board to contain the overshoot. Then wipe it the board and let it dry.

http://www.amazon.com/CRC-Electrical-Contact-Cleaner-Aerosol/dp/B003NTQCA2
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