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Buy some rubbing alcohol (95% or above), and wipe it down, let it dry, and put your new application on.
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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.
I have never liked the "pea" sized description. The size of a pea, even a small one, is too much. A BB is a better description.
    
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I have never liked the "pea" sized description. The size of a pea, even a small one, is too much. A BB is a better description.
+1 for that. Pea size is way too big!!
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"pea" method:
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This is what I did, But make sure your motherboard is "GROUNDED"

I got a little brush (for shoe polishing) and rubbed a tiny bit of alcohol gell on the brushes "not too much though" and scrubbed my CPU socket clean, It looked brand new again and worked fine straight after
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This is what I did, But make sure your motherboard is "GROUNDED"

I got a little brush (for shoe polishing) and rubbed a tiny bit of alcohol gell on the brushes "not too much though" and scrubbed my CPU socket clean, It looked brand new again and worked fine straight after
Sounds like good advise. But in the future use coffee filters and rubbing alcohol to clean ur cpu and heat sink, and use beebee size thermal compound, and the weight of the heatsink to spread it over cpu.
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ok i will take this all into account
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I have never liked the "pea" sized description. The size of a pea, even a small one, is too much. A BB is a better description.
What's more appropriate? We need to come up with another term! Tear-drop sized amount of TIM?
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grain of rice sized blob for me.....works every time! i am pretty amazed how you got it in the pin holes tho,top marks!!
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