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Tiny bit of Thermal Interface Material in my AM3 socket, how should I clean it?

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Last response: in Motherboards
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?

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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.