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later today i decided to pull off my cpu heatsink to inspect my cpu

when i pulled my cpu off the am2+ socket TIM got into the cpu socket

is there ANY WAY to remove the TIM any help will be great




thanks in advance
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Buy some solvent electrical contact cleaner or pcb cleaner (same stuff), that evaporates quickly and removes grease and dirt. It'll wash it right away. Give it a hour or so for any moisture to evaporate afterwards before switching it back on.
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Thank you so much any recommendations in advance
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and also will the motherboard need to be left upside down
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Really? Did you drop it and it landed upside down or something? Ive removed the cpu from a motherboard around 100 times in my life but that has never happened. Really, I wouldn't know what to do but lock back down the socket and wipe it clean.
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Really? Did you drop it and it landed upside down or something? Ive removed the cpu from a motherboard around 100 times in my life but that has never happened. Really, I wouldn't know what to do but lock back down the socket and wipe it clean.
no it seeped through the holes :
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Quote:
no it seeped through the holes
SO too much to begin with? Remember, just a small beebee size dot in the middle for flat heatsinks.

Still, but how?
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yeah i realised -.- but it would be g8 to get my pc up and running again
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LuKrype View Post
and also will the motherboard need to be left upside down
I would stand it upright so that the dirt runs away. When re-applying the TIM you only need a small pea-sized amount in the centre of the chip, the pressure of the HS will spread it for you.
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ok thanks
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