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I was getting rid of thermal paste from an i7 980x and I think some Arcticlean got under the CPU. Is the motherboard/cpu screwed now? Should I buy another one?
    
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Just let it dry out before using it again.
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Just let it dry out before using it again.
What would be the best way to dry out the motherboard and the i7 980x?
    
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What would be the best way to dry out the motherboard and the i7 980x?
Stick it in the oven for best results....
 
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Stick it in the oven for best results....
Ignore him.

Just leave it on a non-static surface in the sun near a window for a while.
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Hair dryer around the socket works quicker, by a window in the sun with a fan on it is also good if you don't want to sit around with a hair dryer.
    
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Hair dryer around the socket works quicker, by a window in the sun with a fan on it is also good if you don't want to sit around with a hair dryer.
no...hair dryer = static = bad for electronics
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post #8 of 32
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no...hair dryer = static = bad for electronics
Not really, I hairdried my 5970 when my Res overflowed and it's fine.
    
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post #9 of 32
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I actually put it outside on a grounded surface since it's a sunny and dry day out.

I'm gonna take it inside in about 10 minutes and assemble the PC because it'll

A: Be dark by then
B: Be dry by then
    
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post #10 of 32
Just be ABSOLUTELY SURE the socket is dry before you try to use it.
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