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what is the worst thing that can happen from useing to much thermal paste ?

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today I did my first build . the thermal paste I used was thin so when I pressed the plunger on the tube more thermal paste came out then I wanted to . I would say a drop of paste that was the size of a dime maybe a little smaller . did I put to much paste ? and what is the worst that can happen if I did ?
    
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What paste is it? If it's conductive then it can short and fry your cpu or motherboard.

A size of a dime? Jesus...,
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Yes you put too much, try again.
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If it is silicon based the worst that can happen is make a mess and leak into the socket. How are your temps since that is the best indication of whether you did it right or not.
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What paste is it? If it's conductive then it can short and fry your cpu or motherboard.

A size of a dime? Jesus...,
i am probably exaggerating . but more paste came out then i wanted the paste was very thin like liquid
    
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If it is silicon based the worst that can happen is make a mess and leak into the socket. How are your temps since that is the best indication of whether you did it right or not.
my cpu cooler is the thermaltake nic c5 the paste i used came with it . the paste was very thin like liquid so when i pressed the plunger more came out the tube then i expected . i am exaggerating on the size of the drop that came out its just that the paste was so thin that when i put it on my cpu it formd a small circle
    
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my cpu cooler is the thermaltake nic c5 the paste i used came with it . the paste was very thin like liquid so when i pressed the plunger more came out the tube then i expected . i am exaggerating on the size of the drop that came out its just that the paste was so thin that when i put it on my cpu it formd a small circle
Yes but how were the temps?
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Yes but how were the temps?
I did not check the temperature yet . I am installing games rite now . what are normal temperatures for a i7 4770k not overclocked on idle and under full load
Edited by orndorf77 - 3/7/14 at 1:10am
    
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I did not check the temperature yet . I am installing games rite now . what are normal temperatures for a i7 4770k not overclocked on idle and under full load
You have a 2600K right?
Anyhow if the temps Idle don't surpass 40 and load doesn't surpass 70 you're golden
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You have a 2600K right?
Anyhow if the temps Idle don't surpass 40 and load doesn't surpass 70 you're golden
no I did my first build today I have a asus z87 rog hero and a i7 4770k and a thermaltake nic c5 cpu cooler and I also got a new case I got the thermaltake overseer rx-1 every thing else is still the same . can any thing bad happen if thermal paste gets inside the socket ?
Edited by orndorf77 - 3/7/14 at 1:36am
    
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