Tiny bit of Thermal Interface Material in my AM3 socket, how should I clean it? Tags: Motherboards Thermal Interface CPUs Tiny Socket Last response: December 15, 2013 2:01 PM in Motherboards Share BadAndy3249 December 15, 2013 1:23:13 PM As I was removing my old CPU, a small amount of TIM got into one or two holes in the socket on my motherboard. What is the best way to clean out the socket so I don't short out my new CPU? More about : tiny bit thermal interface material am3 socket clean das_stig a c 84 V Motherboard a c 103 à CPUs December 15, 2013 2:01:09 PM Spray isopropyl alcohol to dissolve and cottons buds, just don't leave any fluff behind. Excess isopropyl will just evaporate. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow Critical Is Replacing Thermal Interface Material? Forum Opteron 270 = what thermal interface material should I use? Forum How do I clean thermal material off my CPU/fan? Forum How can I clean an AM3 socket? Forum How to clean thermal paste from CPU socket? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !