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Well also, if you were using a lot of alcohol, you should let it completely dry. Don't allow the TIM or any other substance bridge and short any connection. As has been mentioned in other threads before, you can submerge a computer part or even a whole computer in water as long as you let every last drop dry out before powering it back on. This probably doesn't apply to hard drives so much, but you probably get the point. If you powered it back on too soon, then you may have shorted something out and permanently damaged something.
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I can't explain why my corsair hx-1000 psu died first (static shock?) My new PSU is great it powers the mobo on . After I cleaned the CPU i popped it back in with no heatsink on same issue (CPU LED light on mobo remained solid) ....


The question now is ...should I clean my cpu socket out?
post #33 of 35
I've had more Intel systems than AMD systems and i'll tell you the LGA processor installation is a lot more nerve racking. I've personally seen a lot of situations where people bend the pins on their motherboards. I also just hate the feeling of installing an LGA processor because you feel the force your putting into the retentions.


FYI a simple fix for a missing pin on an AMD processor is to get some copper wire, put it in the area where the missing pin would go and viola!
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If your motherboard beeps when you turn it on, I'd say try another CPU (if at all possible) just to be sure the socket is clean.
Using a CPU without a heatsink scares me, even if its only on for 30 seconds or so, so I'd have to advise against that practice tongue.gif
Its possible the PSU took something out with it, but not likely as corsair is top notch quality.
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If you are using electrically non conductive thermal paste, it wont short the board.


Here is what I did with my phenom X3 when I used too much paste and it got into the socket holes:

1. Put a few drops of alcohol and brushed the cpu socket with an old toothbrush.
2. Wiped the alcohol and thermal paste off the socket.
3. Put a few drops of acetone and used a sewing needle and pushed it into each socket hole to get rid of thermal paste stuck in the holes.
4. Dipped a toothbrush in water and brushed the holes on the cpu socket (used it to rinse off any remaining acetone or alcohol)
5. Wiped the water off and dried it with hair dryer.
6. Let it dry for 2 more hours just to make sure.
7. Turned it on with 1 stick of ram, and hdd with OS successfully

*If you do this, make sure you dont get water/alcohol/acetone on any other parts of the motherboard.
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