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I plugged in a new cpu on an am2 board and it worked just fine with the old hsf.

then I used a new HSF and excess thermal paste got into the small holes of the socket AM2 board. Now the cpu wont turn on frown.gif

I didnt notice this right away so is it possible that the cpu also got fried when i tried turning it on?

Thermal paste brand is:
MPU 3.7 high performance thermal grease
MicroSi, inc., pheonix az.

i found a website that says that mpu 3.7 is electrically non conductive. does that mean the thermal paste in the socket is not the cause? http://www.thermalfx.com/fans/THERCOMP/MPU37.html
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Edited by edalbkrad - 10/21/11 at 9:46am
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Even if the CPU was fried it would do something. Try the PSU in a working comp and if that works try jumping the motherboard with tweezers.
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Well since the paste is non conductive and if there were enough in there then one or more of the pins wouldn't get a good connection. That could be a problem. Do you have a small vacuum like the dentist uses? Or maybe duck tape a very small hose to your vacuum and try sucking it out. Dang that really sucks.
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I wiped the socket with alcohol and vacuumed but i can still see small grey grease inside.
Is it safe to try and turn it on to see if it works now?
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I wouldn't. Not until i couldn't see anything at least. If you just used a normal vacuum that probably won't be enough suction. You'll have to focus it down to a smaller tube. Like no bigger than a ballpoint pen. Jimmy rig up a nice little vacuum tube, put a little alcohol on the hole and try and suck it outta there. If that doesn't work. Try a tooth pick or something. But I'd be careful not to push it farther in.
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use Electrical contact cleaner this happened exactly to me around two weeks ago and the ECC cleans it right out, make sure you wait at least 1 hr before turning your pc on so that the ECC evaporates
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LuKrype;12899020 
use Electrical contact cleaner this happened exactly to me around two weeks ago and the ECC cleans it right out, make sure you wait at least 1 hr before turning your pc on so that the ECC evaporates


Yes, much better than alcohol. Although it may have alcohol in it. Not sure! Newegg has some for cpu cleaning. It comes in a kit.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jolly Roger;12899025 
Yes, much better than alcohol. Although it may have alcohol in it. Not sure!

i'm not entirely sure if it has alcohol in it, BUT it dries up the TIM and it drops striaght out

MAKE SURE though that u have a thick rag underneath the area where you use it...

it literally eats up the coating on the floor tongue.gif
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and i'm not sure but Arctic cleaner?

i used the industrial stuff but i still think this is the more user friendly stuff
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jolly Roger;12899018 
I wouldn't. Not until i couldn't see anything at least. If you just used a normal vacuum that probably won't be enough suction. You'll have to focus it down to a smaller tube. Like no bigger than a ballpoint pen. Jimmy rig up a nice little vacuum tube, put a little alcohol on the hole and try and suck it outta there. If that doesn't work. Try a tooth pick or something. But I'd be careful not to push it farther in.

it does say that the thermal paste is electrically non conductive but why it wont turn on dammit i should have used the hsf from the old processor mad.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6100 4.0 Ghz 6-core Asus M5A78L-MLX3 AM3+ Powercolor HD7730 1GB DDR5 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB Seagate 1TB Sony DVDRW CoolerMaster Hyper212+ with 2x140mm Deepcool UF140 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 / Mint x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Aerocool Strike-X 500watts CoolerMaster Elite 430 
Mouse
A4tech X7 710BH 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A8 7410 2.5Ghz Radeon R5 M335 2GB 4GB DDR3L 1 TB HDD 
OSCase
Windows 8.1 Dell Inspiron 5455 
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Rabasu FX6100
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3770K ECS H77H2-M3 MSI RX 580 Armor 8GB OC 2x8GB Kingston HyperX Blu 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB Seagate 1TB Sony DVDRW stock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Seasonic M12II Evo 620W Coolermaster Elite 430 
Mouse
A4tech X7 710BH 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6100 4.0 Ghz 6-core Asus M5A78L-MLX3 AM3+ Powercolor HD7730 1GB DDR5 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB Seagate 1TB Sony DVDRW CoolerMaster Hyper212+ with 2x140mm Deepcool UF140 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 / Mint x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Aerocool Strike-X 500watts CoolerMaster Elite 430 
Mouse
A4tech X7 710BH 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A8 7410 2.5Ghz Radeon R5 M335 2GB 4GB DDR3L 1 TB HDD 
OSCase
Windows 8.1 Dell Inspiron 5455 
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