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My CPU just booted into windows successfully.

Here is what I did (for future reference to other members who get same problem)

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 of 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.

Thanks to all who replied, +rep to the members who gave me an idea on how to clean it off
Besta Meyer
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Edited by edalbkrad - 10/21/11 at 9:47am
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